Prelude to Paradise

By January 2, 2019 No Comments
How did Sumba develop from a forgotten island to the #1 hotel destination by Travel + Leisure for the second year running? Indonesia’s Nihi Sumba (formerly Nihiwatu) is now a paradise with a conscience – replete with a breathtaking crescent ivory beach, exquisitely chic villas, and sunset riding trips on horseback, the resort is committed to giving back to the local community. Through the Sumba Foundation, Nihi has supplied sixteen primary schools with potable water, toilets, books, and the access to quality education. As the largest employer of the island, it is at the heart of Nihi Sumba to invest in the community beyond mere tourism. Meet with James McBride, CEO & Partner of Nihi Hotels, who will take you on an unparalleled journey to the edge of wildness, where luxury and sustainability coexist symbiotically.

James McBride was recently recognised as “One to Watch” by Bloomberg Businessweek’s Bloomberg 50, and awarded Independent Hotelier of the World by Hotels magazine. He is reputed for his limitless creativity and exceptional hospitality experience over the past 25 years. As a global ambassador for the hotel industry, James is also a founding partner of Zanadu, an exclusive luxury online travel agency based in China.

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February 20 @ 19:00
19:00 — 22:00


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Mon, 31 Jan 9am – 5pm
(last order for food 3pm, last treatment in Lost/Found 3.30pm)

Tue, 1 Feb, Closed all day

We will resume regular opening hours on Wed, 2 Feb

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