Chris Burch – Creator of the Number One Hotel in the World

What is the number one rated hotel in the world? Visitors who wish to visit this amazing spot will need to travel to Indonesia to an island called Sumba. The Nihi Resort has been named twice as the best hotel, anywhere. Guests will find an incredible getaway spot, complete with 27 villas, and two unbelievable treehouse villas. Each rental is decorated with the teak wood and stones from Nihi. There is one private home, owned by businessman, Chris Burch that is made of one large residence and four nearby ones. This one of a kind villa can be rented for $14,000 per night.

Chris Burch, an American businessman, purchased the neglected hotel in 2012. Along with his partner, James McBride-Burch created a completely updated resort with over $3million dollars invested. Burch explains that his intention was to modernize the place without affecting the natural beauty of the surrounding island. Their efforts resulted was a 5-star hotel that launched in 2015.  More about this 5-star hotel in this link on

Visitors to the resort can enjoy their individual homes as they conveniently appreciate the wild beauty of the beaches. Surfers have always claimed Nihi as one of the world’s best places to surf. The property provides surfing lessons or solo surfers can venture out alone. Guests to Nihi can also see the nearby waterfalls by truck or boat. Those who enjoy horseback riding will have the opportunity to travel along the beaches. The resort is known for its philosophy of a butler for every room and even oasis waterfalls. An on-site Wellness Center provides exercise and yoga lessons for groups or individuals. Guests who really want to pamper themselves can schedule a complete spa treatment in the convenience of their own villa.

Chris Burch thinks it is vital to give back to the community. Nihi Sumba Resort is the primary employer on the island, helping the local economy. Also, part of Nihi Resort’s profits is also given to the Sumba Foundation, a charity organization that assists islanders in need. Burch states that he bought the resort as a way to provide a special inheritance for his family. He believes the uniqueness of the island allows him to a once in a lifetime vacation.  For more of an entrepreneur’s view, check

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Burch, creator of such brands as Tory Burch and C. Wonder has used his skills and experience in fashion and real estate to create many successful companies. Read a related article on  He alternates between Miami, the Hamptons, and the Indonesian Resort when he has leisure time. Have a glimpse to an entrepreneur’s getaway, hop over to

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