Toma family has an area of 60 hectares of forest in the mountains of Buzau where there is the former hunting lodge of Nicolae Ceausescu. Oana and Adriana Toma will implement tourism knowledge learned in London, Paris, New York and Buenos Aires and make Hadar Chalet the place where the managers suffocated by deadlines to find relaxation and where decisions are made for successful businesses.
“When I studied business administration at the American University of Paris, my license work was just about how boutique hotels can fight with international chains. It was a coincidence that we have now to deal with this project. I never thought it would be my business and that I would be engaged in a major entrepreneurial project so soon after leaving school. “Oana Toma, 25, and her eldest sister, Adriana, daughters of the largest entrepreneur from Buzau, Constantin Toma, Romet group owner.
” We haven’t felt attraction for any of the companies of the group because they are too technical. We have travelled a lot and we understood that this sector fits us better. We tried to work together with our father when we came back home but we had totally different ideas. In this tourism business we will have the total freedom decission”, said Oana.
The plot became the property of Toma family about 15 years ago and comprises 60 hectares of forest, of which 30,000 sq m of gardens. The cottage was built in 1985 for the former President of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu and it became until 1989 the dictator’s favorite hunting place. Situated in the mountains between Crasna and Gura Siriului at 900 meters altitude but far from any sign of civilization, Cabana Hadar was modernized and refurbished the recent years and made the tourist circuit, having worked for years only to restricted passionate hunters.
Most of the investment went to utilities, electricity is produced by solar panels and a micro-hydropower plant and the water is taken from a spring. Then the meat and vegetables used at Hadar Chalet are from own production, Toma family owns a small organic farm built in order to supply the tourism business.
The chalet has 12 rooms of which six are apartments or suites, the total accommodation capacity is 35 persons.
After the recent refurbishment and rebranding of Hadar Chalet, Oana Toma targets the corporate tourism, team-building sites for top managers of multinational, general meetings of shareholders, mini–vacations for future business partners.
A weekend stay with full board costs between 250 and 500 euros for two persons.
Source & photos: businessmagazin.ro