Club Macanudo’s newest location in Taipei, Taiwan is set to open its door to the public, with the opening date set for Tuesday, Feb. 27.

The new store and lounge is located in Xinyi, the central business district of the city, nestled among art installations, stunning architecture, fashion houses, world-class shopping, cultural and culinary destinations, and the iconic Taipei 101 tower.

“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,” said Régis Broersma, senior vice president of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s North America Branded and Rest of World Division, and president of General Cigar Co. “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.”

A press release from STG describes the space having “an achromatic palette and subtle luminosity expressed through leather, marble and gold to bring the Club Macanudo experience to life.” It features both an indoor smoking lounge and an al fresco smoking lounge that provides views of the surrounding area.

The humidor will predominantly feature Macanudo cigars, complementing it with other lines from STG’s portfolio, including CAO, Alec Bradley, and Silencio, the name that STG sells its Cohiba line under outside of the United States.

Club Macanudo also has locations in New York City, Kuala Lampur, and Bossier City, La. STG also operates a Macanudo-branded, luxury retail shop and cigar lounge in Copenhagen called Cigar Shop Macanudo.

Images courtesy of Scandinavian Tobacco Group.

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