| July 25, 2017

Zaivan Estate


It has never been a dream of mine to work in hotels or similar, even if I did my Bachelor degree at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. I actually have never even considered hotels outside of overnight stays, while being on holidays. I pursued my studies in EHL for all the opportunities the school could offer during and after studies and for all the international people in the school. As a student I had to do two internships as part of my curriculum and I have done both in hotels. I had to give hotels a try. My first internship was in Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St. Moritz, Switzerland as I had to do mine over the winter months and the second I did in Sanya, China at MGM Grand.

I learnt to like hotels and I must say I loved both my internships. Sure, loads of hard work, but tons of parties and fun people around. I loved every second of this new part of my life and I took advantage of all my internships had to offer me: learnt new skills, saw new places, met awesome people and the most important, it convinced me hotels were not really for me. I’ve decided I don’t want to work in a big establishment, of any sorts.

The next logical step for me was to pursue my dream of owning my own business and working in a creative environment which allowed me to live my days differently every day. So at first DG design and then Minthical was born. But this is a story you have seen before. The next step was to try to get more of my studies into play and this is when Zaivan was born. With baby steps, we are transforming this weekend getaway place into a dream for anyone who wishes to spend some quality time outside of their cities.

So here is open and available for public after years of trying to get it sorted. It is a small step into the big dream and plans that we have for the property, but it is a step that surprisingly has made me quite happy and interested in the filed of my studies.


The property at the moment consists of a big villa with two queen size bedrooms as well as a penthouse with a double bed and a couch, accommodating 4 people. It sleeps a maximum of ten people, as there is a sofa on the ground floor, a kitchen, various bathrooms and several outdoor activities areas: grill, pool, orchard, garden. More rooms are being designed and built as we speak, as well as a spa and indoor gaming room. In the future it will house an even larger pool of people as there is a second establishment on the property, which still needs refurbishment.


A project which started more of necessity and sort of forced by nature, came high on my list of priorities and I must say I have loved every step of the way. Let’s see how we can further develop it!

For more details and pics check out Zaivan Estate’s Facebook page and Instagram account. Zaivan Estate website is coming soon!


Photos by Dan Gheorghe and Andra Agache from Creative Hospitality Consulting Romania.

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