A Look At The History Of The Nihiwatu Resort

Sumba is a beautiful island in the Pacific Ocean that is just one hour by plane from Bali. It is also very excluded and has only two non-state employers. One of them is called the Barefoot Luxury resort which is located in the village of Nihiwatu.

The island is inhabited by about 750,000 people. The Sumbanese people are known to be very spiritual in nature. They believe in gods as well as rituals and sacrifices. They also don’t use money as currency; instead they trade animals. One of the biggest excitements of the year is called the Pasola, which is a very exciting, and bloody, game that serves as a celebration. One longtime visitor to the island, Jason Childs, said that the game is all about spilling blood on the ground which serves as an offering for a bountiful harvest.

Two surfers, Petra and Claude Graves, first arrived on Sumba in the 1980s. When they first got there it was an untouched paradise that was both remote from other areas as well as isolated. They decided it was the perfect place to build a hotel. In order to build the hotel they hired local villagers to clear land in the dense foliage.

This hotel, now owned by Chris Burch, is now called Nihiwatu. After buying the resort hotel he invested $30 million into renovating it as well as building additional villas and amenities such as pools. He also hired local villagers to do the work. The result is a hotel that has been rated #1 in the world for two years running by Travel + Leisure.  Read more about this awesome resort on businessinsider.com.

Chris Burch is a very successful American businessman who has been an entrepreneur since the mid 1970’s. During his professional career he has been a major part of starting over 50 different companies, many of them in the fashion industry. Additional reading on architecturaldigest.com.

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Some of the well-known brands that Chris Burch has released are Cocoon9, TRADEMARK, and ED by Ellen Degeneres. He opens these brands through his main company, Burch Creative Capital, of which he is the founder and Chief Executive Officer.  For contact details, hop over to burchcreativecapital.com.

Know his latest innovative offering to the market, visit  https://www.inc.com/magazine/201106/chris-burchs-latest-cool-company.html

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