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Redefining Excellence: El Septimo Cigars

El Septimo Cigars is on a Mission to Offer the Ultimate Smoking Experience.

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Zaya Younan on Taking Risks and Owning More Castles Than Any King in Europe

Zaya Younan came to the United State from Iran alone and essentially penniless. Now his family's buildings soar over American Cities and their castles are the toast of France.

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France-Amerique Magazine: The Castle Life of Zaya S. Younan

Zaya Younan: King of the Castle

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“Everyone deserves a night in a château!” is the motto of California businessman Zaya Younan. He knows what he’s talking about because he owns seven castles and stately homes in the Loire Valley and the Centre and Poitou regions, converting them into luxury hotels. And he’s only just getting started.Zaya 3 web cropped LinkedIn 3

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Chateau La Croix Younan Scores 91 Points in Vinous Media's 2017 Vintage Reviews

New York, NY, March 25, 2020 – La Grande Maison Younan Collection, one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury hospitality groups, is proud to announce that its Saint-Emilion Grand Cru property, Château La Croix Younan has been ranked among some of the most esteemed names of Bordeaux’s Right Bank in its first-ever vintage in a recent review of 2017 vintage wines by renowned U.S. wine critic, Antonio Galloni.

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Chateau La Croix Younan Celebrates Membership into The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux

New York, NY, February 18, 2020 – La Grande Maison Younan Collection, one of the world’s fastest-growing luxury hospitality groups, is proud to announce that its Saint-Emilion Grand Cru property, Chateau La Croix Younan, has been selected to become a member of the prestigious Bordeaux wine association, The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux. The selection represents the first time an American-owned château from Saint-Emilion has been included in The Grand Cercle’s ‘Rive Droite’, an elite selection of 113 wines representing winemaking excellence in Bordeaux’s Right Bank, that was established in July 2002.

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Younan Properties Expands Portfolio with Acquisition of Westlake Oaks Campus

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LOS ANGELES, February 5, 2020 -- As part of its ongoing expansion in the greater Los Angeles region, Younan Properties, Inc., a fully-integrated, real estate owner and manager of Class A office buildings, has announced its latest acquisition of a two-building office portfolio in Westlake Village, CA.

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Zaya Younan, the American Billionaire who Transforms French Castles into Luxury Hotels

For three years, American billionaire Zaya Younan has been discreetly buying French castles to transform them into luxury hotels. So far, he has already invested more than 100 million euros in France. He plans to double this budget by the end of 2019.Challenges Magazine 061519

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El Septimo Launches First Cigar Lounges in Portugal & France

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July 12, 2019, PORTUGAL & FRANCE—El Septimo Geneva, SA, maker of world-renowned premium cigars, has announced the opening of its first El Septimo Cigar Lounges at two Younan Collection luxury hotels - Malibu Foz Resort in Portugal, and Alexandra Palace in France. Malibu Foz is a 4-star beach resort, located in the heart of Figueira da Foz: a lush, historic beach community in central Portugal. Alexandra Palace is a newly restored 17th century French Château, renovated into a 5-star hotel with a golf course and spa, located in the Loire Valley. Both hotels are part of the growing luxury brand La Grande Maison Younan Collection.

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El Septimo Launches World's First Women's Cigar Collection: The Alexandra Collection

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JUNE 4, 2019, Geneva & Los Angeles – El Septimo Geneva SA, a La Grande Maison Younan Collection company, has introduced the Alexandra Collection: a new line of cigars designed exclusively for women. The premium cigar and tobacco company is known for breaking boundaries by creating new products to meet and exceed the growing demand of premium cigar smokers. El Septimo’s Alexandra Collection is blended exclusively for women, recognizing that they share the same desire as men to enjoy the cigar lifestyle, but have different responses when tasting for the perfect cigar.

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Younan Collection Announces Grand Opening of Alexandra Palace

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PARIS & LOS ANGELES, MAY 13, 2019 -- Beginning a new chapter in its 400-year heritage, Alexandra Palace (formerly Château du Petit Chêne), officially reopens to the public on June 8 as a new five-star hotel and resort after three years and a multi-million dollar reconstruction. The 17th century chateau in Mazières-en-Gâtine France, sits amidst 250 pristine acres of wooded parkland, lakes and an 18-hole golf course.

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