In addition to slot machines and gambling, Adriano Zefene is extremely into cigars. And this interest has made him buy a unique tobacco farm on Cuba.
Normally, foreigners are not allowed to buy property in Cuba, but the Cuban communist government made an exception in Zefene’s case, probably because of a large, one-time payment that some rumors say was over three million dollars.
The tobacco plantation, simply called The Farm, is located a few hours south of Havana, and it is a famous plantation that was run by one of Cuba’s leading tobacco farmers. Zefane has completely restored the farm and has set up a small cigar factory where he manufactures his own cigars. The production is small by Cuban standards, but Zefane has permission to sell all his cigars to his own chain of stores located in London, Paris and New York, so the profit margins are quite high. The Farm is open for visits, and there are five luxury suites available in the west wing of the house, which has turned into a very popular boutique hotel. The price of a suite is $5000 per night, which includes breakfast.