Premier Swiss cigar brand opens its newest lounge in the United States
Basel, September 16, 2016 – Davidoff, a Swiss company known for its excellence in luxury goods, announces the opening of the Davidoff Lounge at Havana Phil’s Cigar Company in downtown Greensboro, NC. Being the latest addition to the Davidoff lounge portfolio in the US, Havana Phil’s marks the roll-out of additional locations under the global lounge concept.
The Davidoff Lounge at Havana Phil’s Cigar Company is a prominent illustration of Davidoff lounges, offering a beautiful oasis of sophistication and comfort, dedicated to the cigar experience. The 2,000 square ft. space, features a modern design with industrial touches. Tobacco fields and traditions of the Dominican Republic inspired a palette of natural materials and warm décor. The design delivers a customized solution, harmonizing architectural features and refined appointments to instantly create a sanctuary of luxury for cigar devotees to enjoy.
Davidoff commissioned NYC urban artists, UR New York, to create a one-of-a-kind art piece, depicting the fusion of Davidoff luxury and Greensboro’s local flavor. The lounge also features a filigree polygon “base jumper” sculpture by artist Moto Waganari, offering interesting perspectives that will take viewers on an experiential journey from virtual art to reality. All decorative elements give this Davidoff Lounge a recognizable stamp of quality and luxury.
Jim Young, President of Davidoff of Geneva USA, comments: “We are delighted to announce the opening of the new Davidoff Lounge at Havana Phil’s Cigar Company. We are particularly excited to do this in partnership with Phil Segal, who has been an outstanding Davidoff partner. Phil embodies our standard of excellence, building upon the legacy of Zino Davidoff.”
About Havana Phil’s Cigar Company
Premium cigars, exceptional customer experience and quality service, are top priorities and a great passion of Phil Segal, since founding his business in 2010. In 2014, Phil joined the Davidoff family by becoming an Appointed Merchant and successfully won a Golden Band Award one year later in 2015. Following his vision and building upon the legacy of Zino Davidoff, which started over 100 years ago, Phil Segal set his sights on a targeted expansion to propel the Davidoff brand into the Triad N.C. market.
Consistent with the premise, the new store opened its doors this spring; evolving from the purchase of the iconic 1940’s Anton’s Restaurant, a treasured town fixture for more than 50 years. The property borders the historic Irving Park Neighborhood and Battleground Avenue, in the busy midtown corridor between northwest suburbia and downtown Greensboro. The 7,500 square ft. property was fully gutted and renovated; thereby, preserving the historic character and architecture of the beloved building. Outside of the Davidoff lounge the store features a walk-in humidor; the Robusto Room with private lockers and La Bodega, a beautiful outdoor patio. The store is dedicated to its customers and cigar enthusiast all over the world, who embrace the atmosphere of friendship, lifestyle and philosophy of cigars.
Commenting on the partnership, Phil Segal stated, “I am thrilled to collaborate with Davidoff, building a luxury destination and full service experience, which will reflect the vision we have always had for Havana Phil’s in Greensboro; to providing an upscale and relaxing environment for our valued friends and patrons. We feel that this investment has exceeded our expectations and provides a unique destination for this part of the country.”
Havana Phil’s Cigar Company
1628 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC 27408
Phone: (336) 288-4484
Monday – Thursday: 11 am to 7 pm
Friday: 11 am to 8 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 7 pm
About Oettinger Davidoff AG
Oettinger Davidoff AG, with sales of over CHF 600 million and 3,500 employees around the world, traces its roots back to 1875 and remains family-owned to this day, with two distinctly different businesses: One that is focused on FMCG distribution in the Swiss market and the other is dedicated to the core business of producing, marketing and retailing premium-branded cigars, tobacco products and accessories. The premium-branded cigar business includes Davidoff, AVO, Camacho, Cusano, Griffin’s, Private Stock, Zino and Zino Platinum. The Oettinger Davidoff AG business is anchored in a strong “crop-to-shop” philosophy, having pursued vertical integration from the tobacco fields in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua, to the worldwide network of over 70 Davidoff Flagship Stores that complement a network of strong Appointed Merchants around the world.