Cunard Line reveals elite hotel interior designers for new ship due in 2022

Cunard has announced the team of designers recruited to create the interiors for its eagerly anticipated new ship set to launch in 2022.

Working in concert with the project’s renowned Creative Director, Adam D. Tihany, will be award-winning designers Simon Rawlings of David Collins Studio, Terry McGillicuddy of Richmond International and Sybille de Margerie from her eponymous design company.

Cunard’s new ship due in 2022 will be the second-largest in the fleet after QM2

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While design details and the name of the new ship are still under wraps, Cunard has confirmed some of the key spaces that the expert design teams will be bringing to life.

David Collins Studio, whose projects have included Kerridge’s Bar and Grill, Corinthia London, The Apartment at The Connaught and Bob Bob Ricard will be responsible for a show-stopping atrium, the Grand Lobby, the Queens Grill Suites and the main dining room.

Richmond International, which counts The Langham London and the award winning Four Seasons Budapest among its clients, will be responsible for the theatre, new and exciting entertainment spaces and the outside deck space.

Renowned French interior studio, Sybille de Margerie Paris, whose projects have included The Mandarin Oriental Paris and Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, will be responsible for the retail spaces, the spa and the flagship event space – the Queens Room. This will also be Sybille de Margerie’s first ship interior.

The new ship will feature a Grand Lobby similar to Queen Mary 2’s

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“Cunard has amassed the most talented interior designers in the industry to bring our new ship to life,” said Josh Leibowitz, SVP Cunard North America. “Each member of the team brings a unique skill set to the project and working in symphony with legendary Adam D Tihany will ensure a product that is one-of-a-kind and uniquely Cunard.”

Adam D Tihany, creative director for Cunard’s new ship, was named one of the greatest American interior architects by The New York Times in 2001, and was responsible for the interior designs of the next generation of Holland America and Seabourn cruise ships launched between 2016 and 2018.

“We have assembled a dynamic, passionate team of talented creatives whose unique design sensibilities and innate understanding of the Cunard brand will move the dial forward while recapturing the beloved spirit of Cunard travel in this next generation cruise liner,” said Tihany.

The new ship will be the 249th vessel to sail under the Cunard flag and will bring the luxury line’s fleet up to four, for the first time since the 1980s.

The ship will be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. She joins Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and flagship Queen Mary 2.

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