Davidoff Announces Opening Of Cigar Lounge In Chattanooga

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Davidoff, a Swiss company, announced the opening of its Davidoff Lounge on Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at Burns Tobacconist in downtown Chattanooga, the latest of its kind in the United States.

Officials said, "The lounge features more than 1,500 square feet of space with soaring 12-foot ceilings and large industrial windows, as well as amenities with urban-industrial inspired materials, comfortable furnishings, and lavish appointments in décor and privacy.

"Original architectural features of the old building include exposed brick walls and large industrial windows. Soft lighting, custom leather chairs and décor create a distinct balance between down-to-earth industrial and warm traditional charm. A two-sided fireplace is flanked by large arched french doors connecting the Davidoff lounge to a boardroom intended for members to conduct meetings and hold private events. The boardroom also offers 100 humidified custom lockers for members to store their personal cigars securely.  The members-only lounge is equipped with staff and offers a wide variety of dining and spirits to provide a premium experience."

Davidoff commissioned NYC urban artists URNY to create a three-dimensional wall sculpture depicting the fusion of the tobacco industry and the downtown urban flavor of Chattanooga. URNY artists Fernando “Ski” Romero and Mike “2ESAE” Baca will be on hand to assemble and display their latest creation during the grand opening on Oct. 24. The event is open to cigar aficionados interested in membership.

The Davidoff lounge is on the second floor of Burns Tobacconist in downtown Chattanooga. Burns is an appointed merchant of the Davidoff brands and carries an extensive line of products. 

Owner Phil Windham lit up his first cigar, a Davidoff Anniversario #1, after reading an article about one of his favorite pool players in Cigar Aficionado magazine.  He quickly developed a passion for the relaxing hobby and delved into the cigar business.  Mr. Windham started with a small walk-in humidor in the back of his Chattanooga Billiard Club location in East Chattanooga.  Soon, he added a private cigar-smoking lounge and business was growing.

Mr. Windham’s latest 2013 projects involved opening the third Burns Tobacconist location and building the Davidoff lounge which occupies the entire second floor of the three-story building.

Mr. Windham is proud of the relationship he’s built with Davidoff within the cigar industry.  While reflecting on the value of time, Mr. Windham saidd, “Time can be most beautifully filled while relaxing and enjoying a cigar.” 



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