About – Zaivan Estate

ZAIVAN HISTORY BITES

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OUR STORY

1933

The building

The story of Zaivan begins in September 1933 a man by the name of Gheorghe Grigorov settles in Breaza de Jos, a sparsely populated hamlet in the Kingdom of Romania, known mostly for its sheep herding traditions.

Grigorov buys a generous plot, part of a large orchard spanning across the region’s rolling hills, here he decides to build a cozy and elegant country mansion in the middle of the lavish garden of several thousand apple, pear, cherry and quince trees.

1969

Bârladeanu era

Bârladeanu, a notorious high-ranking politician bought the property after being banished by the communist party.

Making it his private secluded retreat, Bârladeanu spend days on end cultivating many kinds of flowers and spices, it is him that made lay the grounds for the todays rose alley.

1989

In the family

A turning moment during the history of the country, during the year of the Romanian Revolution, the property is bought by the Raceanu family, Mr. Raceanu a prolific ship merchant and his wife, a medical doctor buys the property as their retirement home.

To occupy his time and following local customs, Raceanu becomes interested in animal herding and slowly grows to become the most important meat distributor butchery business in the area.

2004

Renovation

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2017

Zaivan is born

Zaivan borrows its name from the word saivan, a type of shelter for cows and sheep in the area, itself derived from the Turkish word sayvan, a sumptuous tent or canopy used by high ranking nobility on their long travels.

This plays homage not only to the family’s traditions and links to the property but also to the overall herding traditions of the area. Moreover, in its brand, Zaivan also takes into account the areas traditions in the needleworking and costume making, nods to this can be seen in the look and feel and aesthetics of the property.

2020

Zaivan today

Close to its 90-year anniversary, the property shines brighter than ever with a fresh perspective and global outlook and experience garnered from working with garnered from family team is bringing together a great deal of new…..doing more than just managing a location but opening the market entirely new category the catered premium serviced accommodation.

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