Cosy, outdoor smoking areas are de rigueur in London this year, but few are as stylish – and innovative, as the Cigar Room at the May Fair. This exclusive enclave at the heart of the hotel recreates the outdoors in, encased in a striking stainless steel mesh that lets the space ‘breathe’. It’s a luxe, intimate setting for drinks and quiet conversation, with both bar and table service.
The cigars are the undisputed stars, each one hand rolled including Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Trinidad, Bolivar, Hoyo de Monterrey, and Santa Damiana. But there’s also an impressive selection of signature Martinis, from the Montecristo Daiquiri and Smoky Martini to the must-try Rococo Chocolate Martini with Gueridon service. In the Cigar Room’s Rare and Fine Collection, the finest Armagnacs and Cognacs rub shoulders with whiskeys from Scotland, Japan and North America, Rum and Tequila.
Would-be connoisseurs can take part in monthly cigar and spirit masterclasses and sample cigar infused cocktails and chocolate. With its distinctly different take on the traditional cigar lounge, the Cigar Room at the May Fair is an essential experience for aficionados and experimenters alike, in London’s most stylish setting.