Christopher Burch is an entrepreneur, international hotelier and to top it all, a philanthropist. He has, over the years, taking part in the triumph of over fifty companies in forty years. All these achievements have been fortified by his entrepreneurial skills. These kills include; his garnered experience, investment acumen and his apprehension of consumer behavior. Chris Burch has been the investment tycoon behind brands like the Faena Hotel and Universe, Voss Water, and Torty Burch, see also ( He continues to take the lifestyle and luxury industry by storm. Like in the year 2012, he bought a once discreet surfer’s retreat in Sumba, a boondocks Indonesian Island and invested thirty million dollars to revive it. It has since then been named the best hotel in the world Travel + Leisure Magazine.

The enchanting resort is located on a sweep of soft white Sand with a breathtaking scenery. There is plenty of exclusive space, which takes in the natural splendor and the fresh breeze from the ocean. The beach was isolated and secluded a few hundred years ago and it was said that Marapu Spirit, who was part of the Sumbanese religion kept the island safe. The milieu continues to flood the resort with peace and vibrant energy.



Before Nihi was born, in the year 1988 by Claude and Petra Graves planted a small hotel that indulged surfers, visit for more details. The couple wanted assistance to expand the place, and that is when Burch stepped to the rescue. Chris Burch partnered with the famous global hotelier, James McBride and created Nihi Sumba Island history.

The resort was later revamped and reopened in 2015. Since then, it has become the number one employer in the island with most employees’ locals. Burch bought the property with the aim of giving back to the community at Sumba Island. Through a created partnership with The Sumba Foundation, the resort raises funds from guests’ generous contributions to provide humanitarian assistance to the communities in the Island. The Foundation’s focus is to preserve the frail culture of the island.