A Meeting House for Friends LA CASA DEL HABANO
THE UNDISPUTED SCENT OF A GOOD CUBAN CIGAR OPENS UP THE PATHWAY AND YOU CAN'T HELP BUT GETTING CARRIED AWAY BY ITS SEDUCTION. THE COLOR, TEXTURE AND THE UNRESTRAINABLE DESIRE TO HAVE IT AND PUFF ON IT LEAD US TO THE BEST PLACE TO DO SO: LAS CASAS DEL HABA
It keeps the very best cigar brands worldwide, yet this is just one of its many values. Come to think of it, it's the only place where you can revel in three things at the same time: buying the best Habano, smoke it in a complicity environment exclusively thought out for you, and take a closer look at how the famous and coveted Cuban cigar is actually rolled.
A part of the Caracol S.A. Company, las Casas del Habano deliver customized attention to patrons in half a dozen provinces across Cuba, including some of the island nation's top travel destinations.
The stores offer such classic brands as Cohiba, Romeo y Julieta or Montecristo, alongside others that stand out as well for the quality of the tobacco leaves, the even burning of the cigars and their ductility when it comes to puffing on them.
But if you're ready to move on further, many of these stores have a cigar roller on the spot. You can talk to the person who rolls the tobacco layers into shape and give the cigar a finishing touch. As the genuine tobacco masters they are, cigar rollers will show you how to manufacture a Habano, the steps required to get the job done and the skills it takes to make it a product of excellence.
Las Casas del Habano deliver Cuban rum and coffee, together with promotional items and smoker accessories, gastronomic services and tasting sessions of both rums and liquors. PARTAGÁS AND ITS GOOD FRIENDS
It was the first Casa del Habano founded in Cuba in 1993. Nestled in one of the city's most bustling avenues, at the Real Fabrica de Tabacos and behind the emblematic Havana Capitol, this establishment is a token of the tobacco industry tradition.
La Casa del Habano Partagás, one of the best known around the world, joined hands with Habanos S.A. in 1995 to celebrate the Partagás brand's 150th anniversary. Three years later, the store decided to host an event of its own in an effort to gather its most loyal customers and make friends with first-time visitors.
The Meeting of Partagás Friends brings together the most exclusive distributors, Casa del Habano managers from around the globe, executives, businesspeople, personalities and, of course, the good smoking friends.
The upcoming edition will definitely be one for the books. In 2018, the Casa del Habano Partagás will turn 25 years old. The meeting, scheduled for November 12-16, will feature the tasting of Habanos, smoker contests, shows, nautical and countryside to-dos, the handing of recognitions to customers, auctions and a gala dinner. One special offer will consist of humidors crafted by celebrated Cuban fine artists. In a word, there'll be a full-blown program sponsored by HABANOS S.A., HAVANA CLUB and CUBA RON.
Las Casas de Habano, whose products carry a certification of origin backed up Habanos S.A., reflect the most legitimate Cuban culture as they have panned out to be the holders of our aboriginal traditions.
They are one-and-only spaces that take visitors back in time. Puffing on a cigar is like feeling the birth of a nation, the strength of our ancestors and the grandeur of the Cuban Orishas. The feelings the world's best tobacco inspires simply open up paths, bode well and unleash unshackled passion for this island.
CASA DEL HABANO HOTEL MELIÁ SANTIAGO Calle M s/n Esq. Ave. Las Américas, Reparto Sueño, Santiago de Cuba. (+53) 22 68 7041
Calle L e/ 23 y 25. Vedado, La Habana, Cuba. (+53) 7 834 6111 CASA DEL HABANO, HOTEL HABANA LIBRE
CASA DEL HABANO PARTAGÁS Industria 520, e/ Dragones y Barcelona, La Habana. (+53) 7 866 8060