September 17, 2012

Cigar Room lights up Mayfair

The new Cigar Room at the May Fair Hotel is highlighting the trend of COSAs (cosy, outdoor smoking areas) where women are as welcome as men and no one falls asleep in their leather armchairs. The May Fair Hotel transformed perceptions of five star luxury and made it accessible to a wide range of tastes - all are welcome, particularly the growing number of women who appreciate cigars but don't wish to feel unwelcome or out of place as is the case in many traditional smoking areas.

Part of the appeal of the May Fair’s Cigar Room lies in its unique, dramatic design One of London’s leading cigar room designers, Graham Cox, along with The May Fair Hotel’s talented design team has created a visually stimulating environment which features swing chairs, day-beds, striking chain mail mesh walls and live fireplaces. The Cigar Room is on the first floor and beyond Silvena Rowe’s famous Quince Restaurant.The humidor houses forty varieties of cigar from heavyweight classics such as the Cuban Behike 52 Cohiba or the Montecristo Open Master as well as lighter, more feminine favourites such as Santa Domiana and Hoyo de Monterrey.

To accompany them a range of the world’s finest Armagnacs, Cognacs and Whiskeys are joined by a selection of signature Martinis including the exclusive Rococo Chocolate Martini, available in “his” or “her” options, mixed using rich, single estate chocolate. Bottle lockers and individual humidors will also be available for guests with enough willpower to savour and save.

The Cigar Room’s Cigar Sommeliers trained and certified by the exclusive suppliers of cuban cigars to the UK, exemplify the hotel’s ethos of making luxury experiences accessible. Led by Sophia Christoforidou, the Cigar Sommeliers will help select your cigar, match your cocktail or guide guests who are new to the experience, through the ritual of cigar smoking. For those looking to immerse themselves in the ritual of cigar tasting, or be the first to trial new brands and the latest releases, monthly masterclasses will also be available to book.