designer shares how successful design inspires a sense of discovery
Wash., March 10, 2016 — Internationally acclaimed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany
explores ms Koningsdam’s dining venues in the second installment of the
“Conversations with Adam D. Tihany” video series. The newbuild, due for
delivery in April 2016, currently is in the final stages of construction at
Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.
In addition to venues such
as the Queen’s Lounge, Lincoln Center Stage and Billboard Onboard, Tihany was
responsible for creating a modern and unique ambiance in several of the ship’s
culinary outlets, including The Dining Room, Pinnacle Grill, Lido Market,
Canaletto, Sel de Mer, Grand Dutch Café and Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine.
“Ask any cruiser about the
most important elements of their experience, and food is guaranteed to be at
the top of the list, so Adam had an important task of creating elegant yet
distinct dining venues that complement our cuisine,” said Orlando Ashford,
president of Holland America Line. “In addition to our hallmark restaurants, we
are introducing several new concepts on Koningsdam, and Adam’s
designs beautifully convey ‘classic with a modern twist’ so that every room looks
sensational and has its own personality.”
Tihany set out to give Koningsdam’s
dining venues fresh and contemporary looks by employing powerful architectural
elements and furthering his Architecture of Music theme. In The Dining Room,
the ship’s main restaurant, Tihany’s striking designs draw the eyes from floor
to ceiling. At Lido Market, a new split-station concept enables guests to
circulate differently from a traditional buffet style and creates a market
For Tihany, the most
interesting space from a foodie perspective is the Culinary Arts Center,
presented by Food & Wine
magazine, which for the first time will be used as a restaurant for dinner in
addition to a demonstration kitchen during the day. Tihany’s design allows it
to be an interactive restaurant where guests participate in the experience.
“If you want to be
successful, you have to make people happy and inspire a sense of discovery,”
said Tihany. “I don’t have a favorite space on Koningsdam. My hope
is that every space on the ship will become somebody’s favorite.”
‘Conversations with Adam
D. Tihany’ Video Series
In the first video, Tihany
revealed how the “Architecture of Music” and the curves of particular
instruments influenced public spaces on the ship. In the third and
final video Tihany will share how the art of design can influence a
guest’s exploration of new places and emphasizes his design goal of creating an
experience that entices a guest to return.
About ms Koningsdam
Koningsdam represents a new Pinnacle
Class of ship for Holland America Line. The vessel will debut several
innovative concepts and new public spaces and venues while still featuring
popular amenities guests associate with Holland America Line.
Guests will enjoy fine
dining in several alternative restaurants including Sel de Mer, a new French
seafood brasserie; a novel immersive farm-to-table concept dinner experience in
the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food
& Wine magazine; a redesigned Lido Market with themed serving stations;
a stunning main dining room; and favorites such as Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto
Italian restaurant and pan-Asian Tamarind. The ship also will feature Holland
America Line’s first purpose-built staterooms for families and solo travelers
among its 1,331 guest accommodations.
Onboard entertainment will
be taken to a new level, with the energetic Music Walk area featuring all
genres of music showcased in venues including Lincoln Center Stage, offering
chamber music nightly; Billboard Onboard, where live musicians rock the crowd
with chart-topping hits; and the popular B.B. King’s Blues Club in the Queen’s
Lounge, bringing the best of Memphis music to sea. With the 270-degree LED
projection at World Stage, new concepts for show-time performances will immerse
the audience in panoramic visual and sound effects.
For more information about
Holland America Line and Koningsdam, consult a travel professional, call
1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425)
or visit hollandamerica.com.
Editor’s note: Video two can be viewed at koningsdam.hollandamerica.com/story/adam-d-tihany
. All videos as they are released are available at cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/qyvq3wud.
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About Holland America Line [a division of
Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL
Holland America Line’s fleet of 13 ships offers more than 500
cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies
around the world. From shorter getaways to 115-day itineraries, the company’s
cruises visit all seven continents with highlights including Antarctica
explorations, South America circumnavigations and exotic Australia/New Zealand
and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the
Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama
Canal. The line currently has a new 2,650-guest ship, ms Koningsdam, on
order for delivery in April 2016, as well as a second Pinnacle Class ship due
for delivery in November 2018.
The company recently announced $300 million in brand enhancements
to secure its position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships
feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences
focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand
their knowledge on board at the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine; Explorations
Café, powered by The New York Times; and Digital Workshop powered by Windows.
Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center
Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King’s Blues Club. The dining experience can
be savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from
Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council that comprises world-famous
chefs who design dishes exclusively for our guests.