General Cigar and Cohiba have announced the opening of a new cigar lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Following a launch event on August 11th 2023, the Cohiba cigar lounge will be open to hotel guests, club members and the public, Wednesday through Sunday from 6PM to 10PM.
Cohiba’s Brand Ambassador Sean Williams will host quarterly events including cigar pairings, handmade cigar seminars, exclusive cigar release parties and other special events.
Christopher Tarr, vice president of marketing for Scandinavian Tobacco Group which owns the Cohiba brand in the US said, “Cohiba has always been a brand that elevates tradition and our partnership with the Ritz-Carlton honors this commitment. Together, we have created a unique new take on the classic cigar lounge. By combining the utmost in ambience, indulgence and hospitality, The Cohiba Experience encourages the camaraderie of cigar smoking in an elegant and inclusive al fresco environment. This bespoke cigar lounge will provide memorable smoking occasions that cannot otherwise be replicated, and we are proud to mark this pivotal moment for Cohiba in partnership with Ritz-Carlton.”
“We are incredibly pleased to launch the first permanent Cohiba Cigar Lounge in the US. In partnership with Cohiba, we have curated The Cohiba Experience to provide guests a glimpse into what makes Cohiba the finest handcrafted cigar brand on the market today,” said Steven Janicek, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. “The mystique that surrounds Cohiba, and our signature, laid-back luxury vibe come together to create a rarefied experience for cigar connoisseurs and those who relish the good things in life.”