Monday, February 9, 2015

Oettinger Davidoff and Quintessentially Lifestyle Unveil The Hourglass Lounge

Oettinger Davidoff and Quintessentially Lifestyle unveil the Hourglass Lounge

Oettinger Davidoff and Quintessentially Lifestyle unveil the Hourglass Lounge, the world’s first members-only luxury concierge service dedicated to filling the cigar aficionado’s time beautifully.


Basel, February 2015. 

Oettinger Davidoff, creator of some of the finest premium cigars, has joined forces with one of the world’s leading luxury lifestyle concierge service, Quintessentially Lifestyle, to launch the Hourglass Lounge: this first global luxury concierge service dedicated to the cigar aficionado.

“The Hourglass Lounge will delight and surprise aficionados worldwide by delivering unique and unrivalled experiences – following our philosophy of “Time Beautifully Filled”. If time is one of life’s greatest luxuries, nowhere is it more richly filled than in the Hourglass Lounge,” says Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, CEO of Oettinger Davidoff AG.

The Hourglass Lounge enables its members to enjoy unparalleled levels of service: from responding to their everyday needs to fulfilling their extraordinary requests and wishes. This service is designed to fill the cigar aficionado’s time beautifully, exquisitely, and exclusively with unforgettable experiences.

“We are thrilled to be working with Quintessentially Lifestyle, one of the world’s most renowned luxury concierge services. The Hourglass Lounge helps aficionados around the world to have more time in life to enjoy exceptional cigars and live incredible experiences thanks to its expert around-the-clock concierge support. It is the ultimate cigar aficionado luxury for those who believe that time is the ultimate luxury,” says Charles Awad, Senior Vice President Global Marketing and Innovation at Oettinger Davidoff AG.

Hourglass Lounge members now have a place where VIP treatment, unlimited access to unparalleled privilege and indulgence come as standard. A place where unique and inaccessible experiences will be expertly tailored for aficionados: from a round of golf with a golf legend enjoying exceptional cigars to an unforgettable trip over the Great wall of China or an exclusive dining experience with their favorite celebrity chef – the possibilities are as wide as imagination can be.

A time pressured daily life also becomes easier as simple requests are handled by the Hourglass Lounge concierge, solving pressing practical problems such as booking a table at the best restaurant in town, reserving tickets for the hottest show or securing access to an exclusive party.

That level of customer service is also evident in the innovative “Bespoke Lounge & Cigar Cellar Design by Davidoff/Atelier Oï”, where members can have their personal cigar cellar and lounge designed by a renowned Swiss design team and carefully crafted for them to enjoy cigars in the comfort of their own home. Or, as the world’s first concierge service utterly dedicated to the cigar aficionado, the Hourglass Lounge can ensure its members their chosen cigars will be ready for them, wherever and whenever they want them, VIP access to enjoy some of the world’s finest cigar lounges and events or new Davidoff blends; and unique, limited editions to be experienced before anyone else in the world.

Further information about the Hourglass Lounge
Each Hourglass Lounge member will have round-the-clock instant access to a team of Concierges who are knowledgeable, fully trained, and committed to delivering worldwide service excellence, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

With core offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Geneva and Munich, the Hourglass Lounge, serviced by Quintessentially Lifestyle, is able to provide a truly global yet localized service with a personal touch.

For more information on fees and membership details, and to register, please visit www.hourglasslounge.com, or call the general registration office +41 22 592 7926.
For US registration, please call +1 347 549 4093, and for registration in Asia +852 6963 0030.

About Quintessentially Lifestyle
Since its inception in London in 2000, Quintessentially Lifestyle has been providing Members with its award-winning lifestyle management services. From giving specialist advice and exclusive benefits, through to unparalleled access to the world’s most exclusive, and elusive, items and locations, Quintessentially Lifestyle facilitates its Members’ every request and desire - solving both pressing practical problems as well as aiding all-important life decisions and key moments. The wider Quintessentially Group is a collection of over 25 sister businesses covering every facet of the aspirational lifestyle market, guided by highly-skilled professionals in their specific fields. Its success has been referred to as “unprecedented” by The Sunday Times.

About Oettinger Davidoff AG
The CHF 1.2 billion Oettinger Davidoff AG with over 3,500 employees around the world, traces its roots back to 1875 and remains family owned to this day with two distinctly different businesses: one that is focused on FMCG distribution in the Swiss market and one dedicated to the core business of producing, marketing and retailing premium branded cigars, tobacco products and accessories. The premium branded cigar business includes Davidoff, AVO, Camacho, Cusano, Griffin’s, Private Stock, Zino and Zino Platinum. Oettinger Davidoff AG is anchored in a strong “crop-to-shop” philosophy, having pursued a vertical integration from the tobacco fields in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua to the worldwide network of almost 70 Davidoff Flagship Stores.

Media Contact:
Oettinger Davidoff AG
Corporate Communications
Hochbergerstrasse 15
CH – 4002 Basel
Tel. +41 61 279 36 24