WASHINGTON, D.C. – Casa de Montecristo is bringing back luxury and style to at least one of the proverbial “smoke-filled rooms” found in our nation’s capital.
The purveyor of many of the finest cigar stores and smoke lounges in America is moving its Washington, D.C. lounge in a new location with amenities worthy of today’s discerning premium cigar smokers.
The new Casa de Montecristo-Washington cigar lounge opens February 12 on 19th Street N.W., between L and M Streets, just two blocks away from its current location. But in a major departure with Washington tradition and stereotypes around politics and cigar lounges – the rooms won’t be filled with smoke due to city restrictions; a well-appointed patio area will be available for cigar smoking as part of the new 4,000 square-foot facility.
“What adult cigar smokers will find at our new store,” says Luis Miguel Torres, CEO & Head of Casa de Montecristo, “is a great selection of the finest cigars available in the United States, and great accommodations for adult cigar lovers to relax and enjoy premium hand-made cigars with friends and like-minded adult consumers.”
The entire two-story building is occupied by Casa de Montecristo and features two bars serving beer on tap, wine, spirits and eight HD-TVs on both levels. The ground floor bar has bar-height level pub tables and chairs to supplement seating at the bar; meanwhile the second floor lounge sports custom made leather lounge chairs and sofas, and other furniture from such notable suppliers as Restoration Hardware and Palecek Furniture.
Sixteen custom-made humidified wall units on the ground floor are made from Spanish cedar and display some 320 linear feet of premium cigars. On the second floor are 60 similarly made private humidor lockers for customers to store their own premium cigar collections.
“Building this new premium cigar facility has been a great experience for us,” Torres says. “We look forward to bringing the cigar-life experience to new heights in Washington.”
Casa de Montecristo-Washington is one of 28 premium cigar stores and lounges the company owns or licenses in major markets around the country. At a Casa de Montecristo lounge, adult premium cigar smokers can enjoy a wide selection of some of the highest quality cigars in the world. It is a “feel-at-home place” to gather with friends and fellow cigar enthusiasts, with an educated staff that aid the experience, Torres says.