The country’s first Byron Cigar Lounge will be opening in Schaumburg, IL, USA. Sam and Mike Khalil, with their partner Matthew Farokhian of Casa de Montecristo, are not newcomers to opening a cigar lounge. They opened their first shop over 25 years ago. Like their Casa de Montecristo lounges, this location will be over 5,000 square feet of cigar elegance. The Byron lounge will offer guests the premier smoking experience. There will be three separate walk-in humidors at this location to give you plenty of selection to some of the most sought after cigars from around the world.
“We wanted to capture moments in time from our travels just as Lord Byron did on his,” said Mike Khalil. “Every inch of the Byron Cigar Lounge was designed with a purpose.” Sam Khalil added, “This opening is a very special one; our decision was made while smoking Byron after hours and listening to Nelson share the history of his family.” Oliver Nivaud, National Director of Operations for United Cigars, said, “The Byron Cigar Lounge will become a destination lounge for any cigar lover; their attention to detail on this lounge has set a new standard for the industry.”
The Byron Cigar lounge will showcase unique blends and brand launches from Byron, Atabey, Bandolero, and United Cigar. The lounge will open this December 2020, but the official grand opening is planned for the spring of 2021. Hopefully, the global pandemic is over by then, and we can all enjoy a cigar with friends again.