Smokers aren’t banned to the outside at Hotel Auriga. Host Ingo Strolz has thought of something better and created a comfortable smoking room, the smoker’s lounge. The room is furnished with inviting seating furniture and wood modelled after the elegant and casual smoking salons in traditional grand hotels. The icing on the cake is the special, discreet ventilation technology ensuring constantly good air quality in the smoking room. Whether you’re smoking a cigarette or want to let your thoughts run free while enjoying a cigar or pipe, the smoker’s lounge is the place where tobacco consumption becomes an expression of a heightened way of life. Your smoke break is rounded off with a whiskey from the choice assortment of your first-class hotel at the Arlberg.
Tobacco can be enjoyed in several ways: as cigars, cigarettes or snuff. But what is the difference? And who actually invented smoking tobacco?
Many thousands of years ago, in South America, someone had the idea of smoking tobacco leaves, probably as part of sacred rituals initially. The invigorating effect of nicotine and the spicy taste led to the spread of smoking in Europe after the discovery of America. Cigars rolled from tobacco leaves were popular until the start of the 20th century. Afterwards, the rise of cut tobacco in paper rolls as cigarettes began to soar. Snuff is still popular, particularly in Bavaria.