Christopher Burch, the Fashion Mogul
Christopher Burch is a fashion investment mogul who has a diverse range of investments around the world. He is the founder and the CEO of Burch Creative Capital and has been in business for around 40 years. He is responsible for taking some brands to global status such as Faena Hotel + Universe, Jawbone, Poppin and Voss Water. His capability to turn around investments begun while still in college. At Ithaca College, he used $ 2,000 to establish the Eagle Eye Apparel. The business soon was worth $ 165 million and sold it to Swire Corp (bjtonline.com). His secret to success is a constant balance between innovation and implementation. He has a belief that he can possibly transform any unusual business and steer it to prosperity.
Mr Burch has an interest in domestic and international real estate ventures. He also prefers to buy underutilized homes and transform them. This has seen the list of luxury hotels grow in around the world. His latest accusation is the Nihiwatu resort, a luxury hotel found in the Sumba Island in Indonesia. In 2011, he launched an apparel, home doctor and accessory company known as CWonder, which later was later, purchased by Excel Brands. In 2014, he launched Cacoon9 luxury homes, which featured top comfort appliances, minimize space floor and energy saving capabilities. He collaborated with Ellen Degeneres and launched the ED lifestyle brand. Apart from his investments, Mr Burch was a board member at Orthopaedic Foundation. He funds philanthropic initiatives and research such as China Association of Social Work Child, Welfare League of China and MT Sinai hospital.
In 2012, he and James McBride, bought a beach hotel in Indonesia at a cost of 30 million then renovated it to five star status. The hotel known as Nihiwatu was in 2016, voted as the best hotel in the world by travel and leisure. This hotel has 27 private villas and his private home known as Raja Mandeka. The experience at Nihiwatu resort is surely breathtaking with unmatched luxury. The resort has a vast amount of fun filled activities such as a world class surfing, sport fishing, great waterfalls, ancient villages and magnificent padding in Wanukaka river. The idea behind the creation of this magnificent resort is to preserve the unique Sumba culture and empower the local community. The resort lies on a 567-acre piece of land and the villas have private verandas hidden beneath the trees. The villas are made of natural materials and overlook the vast Indian Ocean.
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