Luxury and Eco-friendly hotels popped up all over the world, but is it possible to truly offer sustainability and luxury simultaneously or are they still contradictory ideas? Hotel Nihi Sumba Island and its Sumba Foundation are working models that prove that a luxury high-end retreat can live by ideals that create a complete and rewarding ‘harmony-with-nature’ experience.
“This is not an escape from everyday life. It is the return to a life well lived. Where rugged luxury meets unregulated freedom. A place to connect with something larger than oneself. A haven for the adventurer, for the wanderer. The endlessly passionate and curious. Arrive with an open heart and leave changed forever. This is vacation with a purpose. A destination with meaning. This is Nihi Sumba” – Hôtel Nihi Sumba Island
Lux or ‘great comfort’ can still be provided when connecting a place and its visitors with nature. At Hotel Nihi Sumba all fresh produce served has been grown in their organic garden fertilized with the compost from the organic waste… The water comes from a waste management recycling system to create a full 360 system.
The Hotel Nihi Sumba is an ‘original paradise’, a place for adventurers and the passionate.
Here luxury coexist with wildness and almost unlimited freedom and sense of space.
The Hotel set up a Foundation which goes further than the environmental focus, taking into account people and the planet along with the business mainstay of ‘profit’. The Foundation Sumba invests in humanitarian and cultural projects aimed at reducing the level of poverty on the island of Sumba whilst also maintaining the rich, vibrant culture of the Sumbanese people.
The foundation provides health care, establishes access to safe water for all and create educational programs whilst also fighting malaria. The foundation is unique in many ways, but one of the most surprising facts is that thanks to Chris Burch, owner of Nihi Sumba, all of the foundation’s administrative costs are covered which provides them with the freedom to employ 100% of their profits to finance their own local projects.
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