Friday, February 01, 2013

01/30 - Opening of the Davidoff Lounge, Hotel Einstein, St. Gallen

St. Gallen doesn't have much nice places where you can enjoy a cigar... but since Wednesday there's one more place: the Davidoff Lounge in the Hotel Einstein (

The opening event was split in two parts: the opening ceremony with different speakers and the cutting of the band was by invitation only, later it was open for the public. I was lucky enough to get a personal invitation from Thomas Portmann ( who runs the Portmann cigar shop in the city of St. Gallen.

The crew of the Einstein served - beside other drinks - a special Prosecco which they'll serve also on other special events during the whole year... the fingerfood was really tasty... the warm stuff and not to forget those fantastic desserts...

Cigars were contributed by Davidoff but Thomas also took care of us Cuban cigars lovers... San Cristobal Mercaderes and Oficios were handed out... both great (and underrated) cigars... I also had some sticks with me and fired up a Ramon Allones Gladiator and a Che Robusto before I smoked those SCdH's.

It was a very nice and relaxed evening with a lot of good smokes and conversations... I met some new people and I'm sure that I´ll meet many of them more often in the future...

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The new Davidoff Lounge

Thomas Portmann

Dr. Peter Benninger from Davidoff

Listening to the speech of Dr. Benninger

Cutting the band: Markus Kraus, GM Hotel Einstein (left), Dr. Benninger, Davidoff (right)

Reto Konrad, Marketing & Sales Manager Hotel Einstein

Che Robusto