Adam D. Tihany

Recognized as one of the preeminent designers in the world, Adam D. Tihany specializes in developing elegant individual spaces for the most highly rated restaurants, hotels and resorts in the world.

Recognized as one of the preeminent designers in the world, Adam D. Tihany specializes in developing elegantly individual spaces for the most highly rated restaurants, hotels, resorts and spas in the hospitality industry.

Tihany is Art Director of the Culinary Institute of America, and sits on the advisory board of the New York School of Interior Design and the Holon Design Museum. His outstanding contribution to the world of design has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, including an Honorary Doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design and induction into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. Most recently, Pratt Institute’s Board of Trustees has named Adam D. Tihany as its newest member.

For Seabourn, Tihany created a design vision for both Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation, including multiple dining venues; the Spa at Seabourn; showrooms; casino and lounges; outdoor deck areas; and the innovative and popular Seabourn Square multi-purpose space.

Tihany is renowned for his restaurant projects for high-profile celebrity chefs, including Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Charlie Palmer, Heston Blumenthal, Paul Bocuse and Wolfgang Puck, as well as luxury hotel projects worldwide, such as South Africa's One&Only Cape Town resort, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, King David Hotel in Jerusalem, The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Breakers in Palm Beach and Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice to name just a few.

"Adam Tihany's artistic sensibilities are a wonderful match with Seabourn," said Richard D. Meadows, Seabourn's president. "His designs convey the essence of ultra-luxury with a vitality that is lively and exciting yet perfectly embodies the relaxed elegance that has always been the heart of Seabourn's hospitality."

Another value that Tihany shares with Seabourn is a dedication to personalization. The designer takes pride in drawing inspiration from his clients' backgrounds or preferences.

"What I strive to do is to find an aesthetic that expresses the personality of the brand," said Tihany. "Thus, my goal is to design a beautiful, and very uniquely Seabourn ship, one that will reflect Seabourn's aura of casual elegance and thoughtful attention to detail, that will make their guests feel welcome and invite them to experience Seabourn's special brand of ultra-luxury."

Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation continue a fleet expansion that Seabourn began in 2009 with the launch of Seabourn Odyssey. This award-winning class of ships, which includes Seabourn Sojourn (2010) and Seabourn Quest (2011), won acclaim from luxury cruisers, travel professionals and journalists alike. The configuration of the new, 40,350-GRT vessels are based on the Seabourn Odyssey-class ships, with one additional deck and new expanded public areas. The ships were built by Fincantieri S.p.A. The new class of ships carry just 600 guests, based on double occupancy of the all-suite lower berths. The design maintains Seabourn's high ratio of space per guest and enables highly personalized service with nearly one staff member per guest on board. In addition, every suite features a private veranda.

Learn more about Adam D. Tihany on the Tihany Design website.