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The finer things in life TEXT: FRANK VAN LIESHOUT | PHOTOS: MAASTRICHT CROWNE PLAZA
Enjoy a fine cigar and celebrate life on Maastricht Crowne Plaza's fabulous new Davidoff Terrace overlooking the river Maas.
better city and no better spot than the Crowne Plaza's terrace to create this haven of worldly comfort and luxury that the Davidoff Terrace aims to provide.”
“Smoking a cigar is more than just smoking, it's taking your time to enjoy and celebrate the finer things in life,” says Maastricht Crowne Plaza general manager Harald Peters. According to Peters, there is no better city to enjoy this than Maastricht and no more beautiful view than the one from the Crowne Plaza's new Davidoff Terrace overlooking the river Maas.
Haven of luxury “Although I've lived and worked in 21 cities spread over three continents, Maastricht has always been and will always be my favourite city,” he explains. “The city's steeped in culture and graced with a timeless elegance. And it's a truly international city. It's right on the border with Belgium and only a 30-minute drive from Germany, so the people here speak their languages. Truly, I can think of no 72 | Issue 32 | August 2016
In collaboration with Davidoff Maastricht, Harald and his team have created an exclusive Davidoff section on the Crowne Plaza's 100-metre-long terrace, which covers the full width of the hotel. Located in the trendy Wyck district on the Maas river's right bank, the terrace offers a splendid view of the city centre on the left bank. Everyone from lifetime cigar aficionados to people who are keen to try their first taste of a fine cigar are invited to the terrace, whether they are a hotel guest or not. At the terrace's special walk-in humidor area, where the cigars are stored in ideal circumstances, they will be met by experts advising them on the cigars' various distinct flavours.
Pure bliss To accompany their cigars, the terrace offers a range of special wines from the
Maastricht area, including a Pinot Noir from the Jeker Valley and a sparkling brut from famous Apostelhoeve. “Just imagine yourself basking in the evening sun, sipping your wine, savouring the exquisite nuances of your cigar and engaging in an animated discussion with a business contact, or letting your thoughts wander while enjoying the splendid view of a timeless city – isn't that what life is all about?” www.crowneplazamaastricht.com
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