Holland America Line's New Pinnacle Class Ship To Feature Interiors Designed
By Two Leading Firms
SEATTLE, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Holland America Line has selected two leading
firms to create the interior spaces of the line's new 99,000-ton ship that is
slated for delivery in February 2016. The first in a new Pinnacle Class of
vessel, the ship will showcase decors by designer Adam D. Tihany and designer
and architect Bjorn Storbraaten.
Tihany will join Storbraaten, who successfully worked with Holland America
Line on ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, in designing the ship's public
rooms. The new ship will feature exciting new public areas and dining venues,
as well as a stunning onboard ambiance created in partnership with these two
leading firms. Several new concepts are under development that have never been
seen before on a Holland America Line ship, and as they evolve more details
will be revealed.
"We are fortunate to bring together such distinguished professionals for our
next-generation ship," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president,
marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line. "The ambience of
a ship is an essential part of the cruise experience and we are confident that
Adam, Bjorn and their teams of experienced designers and architects will
strike the right balance between contemporary and traditional that is the
hallmark of the interiors of Holland America Line ships."
About Tihany Design
Adam D. Tihany is regarded as one of the world's pre-eminent hospitality
designers. After attending the Politecnico di Milano School of Architecture
and Urban Planning, Tihany apprenticed at design firms in Italy. In 1978, he
established his own multidisciplinary New York studio and in 1987 became
co-owner of Remi restaurants. Tihany was a pioneering designer in
collaborations with celebrity chefs, creating multiple signature restaurants
for such well-known chefs as Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud and
Charlie Palmer. Tihany also created a collection of eight signature
restaurants for the legendary Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque.
"My team is eager to work on this unique project and we're thrilled to be able
to merge our vision and aesthetic with Holland America Line's distinct style,"
Over the last 30 years, Tihany Design has become a leader in creating
luxurious and innovative interiors at some of the world's most iconic
properties, such as the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, Beverly Hills Hotel in
Los Angeles and One & Only Cape Town. In addition, there are numerous hotels
showcasing signature venues by Tihany, including The Breakers, The Broadmoor
and Hotel Cipriani in Venice to name a few.
In 2011, Tihany was appointed art director of the Culinary Institute of
America, taking the lead on contemporizing the Hyde Park campus.
About Yran & Storbraaten Architects
Founded in 1985, Yran & Storbraaten Architects is one of the world's leading
architectural firms, specializing in cruise ship design. Known for working in
a diversity of styles, the firm has developed a long international client
list. As partners, Bjorn Storbraaten and Petter Yran have been pioneers in
developing the luxury segment, achieving Y&S`s standing as one of the
industry's best. Storbraaten worked on both ms Nieuw Amsterdam and ms Eurodam,
as well as the Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest,
providing conceptual and architectural designs of restaurants, outdoor areas,
lounges, theaters, nightclubs and bars.
"I look forward to continuing the partnership with Holland America Line and
working on this exciting new class of ship that opens the door to additional
opportunities onboard," said Storbraaten.
For more information about Holland America Line, consult a professional travel
seller; call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425); or visit www.hollandamerica.com
or the Plan a Cruise tab at www.Facebook.com/HALcruises.
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc. (NYSE:
CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 415
ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to 110-day
itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica,
South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage;
and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexico,
Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship
on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a
commitment totaling more than $500 million that showcases the Culinary Arts
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by The New
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top
Mariner's Dream Beds.
World's Leading Cruise Lines
Holland America Line is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our
exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, Princess
Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest
and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires
people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a
variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most
desirable destinations. Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.
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