If you’re wondering where the best place to vacation on a romantic getaway be it a honeymoon or another occasion to escape with the one you love, you’re probably thinking of places such as Sandals in the Bahamas, a place in the Caymans or Bora Bora, or maybe you’ve heard of Nihiwatu. This is a vacation place recently bought by investor and serial entrepreneur Chris Burch. Burch put $30 million into building some of the world’s best beachfront vacation houses with exterior designs that resemble some native jungle huts, but the interiors are so finely furnished from exquisite designs on the wooden floors and walls to the most-comfy furniture imaginable. When you venture outside the hotel rooms, you’re greeted by a clear blue ocean and nature spots along the pathways which can take you to places you might get a special massage. And Burch himself loves the property so much that he has a large home there with an outdoor pool that gives all who swim in it a great ocean overlook (architecturaldigest.com).
It took many years before Chris Burch could afford a home out in Nihiwatu, but his journey to billionaire is quite remarkable. He came from an average middle-class family in Pennsylvania and attended the Tilton Boarding School when he was young. As a college student at Ithaca College, he started his first business selling sweaters he would buy from a factory. He started out just selling them around the campus, but soon his customers grew to other nearby colleges and to other cities, and before long he had his own retail corporation, Eagle Eye Apparel started. The company was a big success for 21 years until Burch sold it.
Chris Burch took part in a few other business investments after selling Eagle Eye Apparel including the Internet Capital Group and Tory Burch. He started his own venture capital business in 2008 known as Burch Creative Capital which has been the main source of funding for companies like Poppin office solutions, Brad’s, Actua, C. Wonder, Voss Water and Powermat (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/burch-creative-capital-announces-new-and-follow-on-investments-to-founder-chris-burchs-portfolio-300389216.html). He had actually invested in another big hotel property prior to Nihiwatu known as the Faena Hotel + Universe, a 5-star resort bought in Buenos Aires by developer Alan Faena. Burch is also a former film producer who put together a 1992 film known as “Watch It.” For more reading, check releasefact.com.
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