In a move certain to delight the cigar smokers of London, as well as guests visiting the Capital, Edward and Eddie Sahakian have opened a Cigar Shop and Sampling Lounge in the Bulgari Hotel, Knightsbridge.
Designed by Antonio Citterio, Particia Viel and partners, the Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop and Sampling Lounge is situated on the mezzanine level just off Il Bar in the heart of the Bulgari Hotel and Residences, London. Accessed up a discreet stairway clad with polished mahogany, the Cigar Shop contains lightly-coloured heat-treated oak humidors, displaying some of the finest cigars available for guests to purchase and try in the adjacent Sampling Lounge.
The collection of rare and vintage cigars on offer at the Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop has been sourced exclusively from Edward Sahakian’s personal collection taken from the private humidified keeps at St. James’s.
The selection, available individually or by the box, includes rarities such as the Cuban Davidoff Dom Perignon; the Partagas No. 4 Reserve and the Cohiba Sublimes Ltd Edition 2004. The collection also includes well known classics such as the Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No. 2, the Trinidad Reyes and the Romeo Y Julieta Churchill.
Customers looking to purchase an extra special or rare cigar, or accessories such as Elie Bleu humidors; Dupont lighters; or Davidoff cigar cutters, are able to choose from the stock on offer at the St James’s store and, subject to availability, have their purchases delivered swiftly to the Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop.
Customers can store the cigars that they purchase from the shop in rentable lockers within the specially controlled long-term ageing room in the Bulgari.
Separated from the Cigar Shop by a wall of glass and steel mesh, the Sampling Lounge is plush with padded natural leather walls and relaxed sofas and seating, creating a comfortable and relaxed environment for up to 20 customers of the Cigar Shop to sample their cigars.
A state-of-the-art air replacement system silently maintains a clean air supply and gently draws the smoke from the cigars without producing any noticeable draft or breeze. This coupled with an air purifying system imported from Switzerland creates the perfectly balanced environment for fully enjoying cigars.
Edward and Eddie Sahakian
Since establishing Davidoff of London on the corner of St James’s Street and Jermyn Street in 1980, Edward Sahakian has acquired a widely-held reputation as one of the most knowledgeable and passionate cigar experts, and one of the best purveyors of fine hand made cigars in the world. His infectious enthusiasm and passion for cigars has passed down to his son, Eddie, who has been involved in the family business since its inception in the 1980s, and now oversees the running of the Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop with the same knowledge, warmth and charm as his father.
Opening hours and reservations
The Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop and Sampling Lounge is open:
Monday – Saturday: 16:00 – 11.30 pm
Sunday: 16:00 – 10:30 pm
For reservations please contact: + 44 (0) 207 151 1101.
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