Davidoff announces new Flagship Store in Buckhead Atlanta to open in Spring 2015
Basel/Buckhead, Atlanta, October 2014. Buckhead, the affluent uptown district of Atlanta, Georgia, will welcome a Davidoff Flagship Store developed in accordance with the new globally standardized design and concept of “Davidoff of Geneva – since 1911” at the Buckhead Atlanta shopping district, slated to open in Spring 2015. Davidoff partnered with Oliver McMillan to integrate Davidoff’s new retail concept into the luxury retail and high end cuisine, shopping and dining district in the heart of Buckhead.
The new Flagship Store will feature a luxurious environment and guest experience covering nearly 3,000 square feet, split into five carefully designed areas. Throughout each space, the interior and architectural design will be inspired by the traditions of the Dominican Republic, where much of Davidoff’s production and many of its employees are based.
“We are delighted to open up a new ‘Davidoff of Geneva — since 1911’ Flagship Store in Buckhead,” says Jim Young, President of Davidoff of Geneva North America. “This new store will feature a sizeable walk-in humidor, a beautiful retail space where we will display a selection of the finest accessories, and an inviting 1,000+ sq ft cigar lounge, all brought together through our new global retail design concept. It also includes a VIP member’s lounge and a conference room for clients wishing to conduct meetings in a premium cigar environment”.
The Davidoff Flagship Store location will be complemented by 275,000 sq ft of luxury and best in class retail, luxury residential, fine dining and entertainment in the newly opened Oliver McMillan luxury-shopping destination. Spanning six city blocks in historic Buckhead Village, Buckhead Atlanta is designed to fit seamlessly into the existing area with pedestrian friendly streets.
￼A Century of Davidoff
Henri Davidoff, who emigrated from Kiev to Switzerland at a time of political unrest, opened his first store in Geneva in 1911, laying the foundations for today’s worldwide network of 65 Davidoff Flagship Stores. Henri’s son, Zino Davidoff, learned the trade from the ground up. He resided for several years in Central and South America to deepen his knowledge. In 1930, he returned to Switzerland and thereafter successfully managed the business over four decades. Zino Davidoff transferred the family business to the Oettinger Group in 1970.
Davidoff appeals to connoisseurs all over the world who seek to embrace the art of living and pleasure. The premium brand Davidoff stands for a culture of conscious enjoyment and reflection in today’s hectic world. Davidoff learned over the years that time is the ultimate luxury. Zino’s pleasure in this was the starting point for the global brand of Davidoff, a brand that connects people all around the world. A brand that fills the unforgettable moments in life with the joy and pleasure of elegance and beauty – “Time Beautifully Filled.” In 2011, the company launched the Davidoff Art Initiative, which has quickly become an influential platform to bring international attention to art and artists in the Caribbean and in particular the Dominican Republic.
About Oettinger Davidoff AG
The CHF 1.23 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 include Davidoff, AVO, Camacho, Cusano, Griffin’s, Private Stock, Zino, Zino Platinum, Room 101 and Winston Churchill Cigars. The 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 its worldwide network of 65 Davidoff Flagship Stores.