Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has added three new Club Macanudo-branded lounges. Club Macanudo is a series of upscale luxury cigar lounges. The new lounges are located in Bossier City, Louisiana; Taipei, Taiwan; and Jakarta, Indonesia. The total number of Club Macanudo lounges worldwide is now five.

Bossier City, Louisiana

First, a new Club Macanudo opened in Bossier City, Louisiana, just outside Shreveport on February 17. This lounge was developed in partnership with Margaritaville Resort Casino and Southern Smoke Cigar Company. The club has a bar, al-fresco lounge, and a peninsula-shaped, glass-enclosed humidor.

Chris Tarr is the vice president of marketing for Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), which owns Club Macanudo and the Macanudo brand. He had this to say, “The opening of Club Macanudo Bossier City marks a significant step in the expansion of our premium cigar lounge platform. With this strategic addition to the growing Club Macanudo collection, we have aligned our brand with the resort-casino occasion, delivering a new touchpoint for cigar smokers to indulge in their passion for handmade cigars. We will continue to explore opportunities to develop additional lounges that align with brands across our entire portfolio.”

Daniel Ihm, senior vice president and general manager of Margaritaville Resort Casino, added, “We are excited to partner with Southern Smoke Cigar Company, a locally owned and operated business, and Scandinavian Tobacco Group, a global leader in the premium cigar space. This partnership and opening of the Club Macanudo cigar lounge enhances our best-in-class casino resort and provides another dimension of in-property relaxation for Margaritaville Resort Casino guests and adult consumers in the Shreveport/Bossier City market to enjoy.”

Taipei, Taiwan

Second, a new Club Macanudo opened on February 27 in Taipei, Taiwan. It is located in Xinyi, the central business district of Taipei. Xinyi is considered to be the financial and fashion epicenter in Taiwan. The Club consists of an elegantly-appointed smoking lounge and bar, retail space and an al fresco smoking lounge with intriguing views of Taipei.

Régis Broersma, senior vice president of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s (STG) North America Branded and Rest of World Division and president of General Cigar, states, “As the Macanudo brand continues to grow globally, particularly in Asia, Club Macanudo Taipei represents our ongoing commitment to providing consumers with occasions for indulging in handmade cigars. This location was developed to blend seamlessly into the fabric of Taipei, offering a stylish and welcoming haven for the region’s cigar smokers and those who visit this world-class city. We believe that Club Macanudo Taipei sets the stage perfectly for the continued expansion of Club Macanudo, both in Asia and beyond.”

Jakarta, Indonesia

Third, a lounge is opening in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 29. It is located in the premier district of South Jakarta. This area features five-star hotels, a golf resort, and the upscale shopping/business district of Senayan City. The club consists of a smoking lounge, private VIP rooms and retail space.

“We are pleased to offer cigar enthusiasts who live in and visit Jakarta with the opportunity to experience Macanudo in a rarefied environment that complements the cosmopolitan vibe of the city, and we believe that Club Macanudo will be a successful addition to our growing collection of Club Macanudo lounges,” added Broersma.

All three locations include a selection of STG-branded cigars. In addition to Bossier City, Taipei, and Jakarta, there are Club Macanudo locations in New York and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Moreover, STG also operates a Macanudo-branded, luxury retail shop and cigar lounge in Copenhagen called “Cigar Shop Macanudo.”

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