Since the opening of The Sumba Hotel School on July 1st, 2016, there has been an extraordinary transformation. What once was an arid landscape is now abundant with life; the farm and gardens are blossoming with fruits, vegetables and medicinal herbs, which make delicious ingredients for the meals and drinks served in the Bar and Restaurant. Additionally, the implementation of the solar panel farm and water treatment system allow the school to be self-sufficient and present the campus as a model of conservation and green energy throughout the island. Inge believed that sustainability and environmental awareness were paramount in creating the school; she also believed that this ideology should continue across the island and that something needed to be implemented to ensure other investors and developers had the same vision.
Nihi Sumba proudly works in partnership with the Sumba Hospitality Foundation. We take in students to experience a 2-week cross-training internship at Nihi Sumba, and the best performing have the opportuntiy to join our team upon graduation. The Sumba Hospitality Foundation also runs a fully operational 9-room resort in the heart of its campus. Called the Maringi Eco Resort, it represents a full-time training platform for students and a unique and meaningful experience for guests.