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Second Video in Holland America Line’s ‘Conversations with Adam D. Tihany’ Series Explores ms Koningsdam’s Dining Venues

March 14, 2016 Cruise No Comments Email Email

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 atmosphere.

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.

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