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Mandarin Oriental, New York Unveils Design for The Aviary NYC
 
Hong Kong- Mandarin Oriental, New York and Chicago-based co-owners Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas of The Alinea Group have joined forces with Adam D. Tihany of Tihany Design to bring The Aviary NYC to the hotel's 35th floor in late summer. Tihany Design is reimagining the innovative restaurant for drinks concept in Chicago to reflect the energy and buzz of New York City for visitors and locals at Mandarin Oriental, New York...

The Aviary NYC at Mandarin Oriental, New York

From the lobby, descend the stairs into The Aviary NYC, where the dining room opens up like a grand stage, framed by delicate gold woven metal mesh. The 90-seat cocktail lounge will evoke a comfortable, contemporary environment, encompassing a collection of plush leather swivel chairs and rounded sofas which congregate around custom-designed Decca art metal-topped coffee and cocktail tables...

The Office NYC at Mandarin Oriental, New York

For guests seeking a more intimate and exclusive experience, the 40-seat Office at Mandarin Oriental, New York will evoke an early 20th century nostalgia and feature classic cocktails and a collection of world-class rare spirits. Accessible only by entering The Aviary NYC through a hidden passageway behind the Drink Kitchen, The Office will open up to a warm, bygone enclave, transporting guests back to the era of speakeasies...

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PRESS RELEASE, June 2017
 
Tihany Design Reimagining Iconic Space Needle Restaurant
 
Seattle- The Space Needle, one of the most recognized landmarks in the world, today announced the Century Project, a multi-year venture focused on preservation and renovation of the 55-year-old icon. The renovation will update the structure's physical systems and elevate the visitor experience by dramatically enhancing the view. Privately funded, the ambitious project will heighten the Observation Deck experience with floor-to-ceiling glass on the interior and exterior to further open up the uninhibited 360 degree views of the Puget Sound area. The restaurant level will be reimagined with a first-of-its-kind rotating glass floor unveiling downward views of the structure never seen before...

In partnership with design firm Olson Kundig, led by principal, Alan Maskin, and project architect, Blair Payson, the project team worked closely with the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board (LPB), local architecture historians and preservationists, a surviving original Space Needle structural engineer, and the community to be consistent with the original design intent and respect the character-defining features of the Space Needle...

Currently the Space Needle operates a variety of dining experiences including a cafe, wine bar, banquet facility at the 100-foot level and the rotating SkyCity Restaurant at the 500-foot level. The Space Needle has been working with world-renowned designer Adam D. Tihany of Tihany Design to create a new restaurant and lounge experience that will showcase the thrilling views. Each of these dining experiences will re-open in stages upon their completion beginning in the spring of 2018...

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PRESS RELEASE, June 2017
 
The Aviary NYC to Open at Mandarin Oriental, New York
 
Mandarin Oriental, New York and Chicago-based co-owners Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas of the widely-acclaimed Alinea Group are delighted to announce the opening of The Aviary NYC in summer 2017. The concept is Chef Achatz and Kokonas' inaugural hotel partnership and first location outside of Chicago. 

Following the success of the award-winning Aviary in Chicago, The Aviary NYC will deliver a distinctive culinary approach to cocktails and service. Guests will enjoy an interactive experience, featuring an open kitchen where inventive cocktails and small food plates that complement the drink experience, will be masterminded by chefs and bartenders. 

The Aviary NYC will reflect the core principles of the Chicago flagship while taking inspiration from the historically-rich cocktail culture of New York City. Set on the 35th floor of Mandarin Oriental, New York, The Aviary NYC will comprise 90 seats and feature sweeping views of Central Park and the New York City skyline. An adjacent space, The Office, will provide a speakeasy-style cloistered and more private environment, with 40 seats. This will feature a world-class rare spirits collection, classic cocktails, and an enitrely different food menu than offered at The Aviary. 

Tihany Design is leading the design concept for both spaces.

"Given our location in the heart of one of the world's premier culinary destinations, it is extremely exciting to collaborate with there talented restaurateurs and introduce The Aviary concept to Mandarin Oriental, New York," said Susanne Hatje, General Manager. 

The Aviary NYC joins the Alinea Group of restaurants including: Alinea, Next and Roister. The Aviary NYC at Mandarin Oriental, New York will open summer 2017. 



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PRESS RELEASE, March 2017
 
Costa Appoints Distinguished Design Team for Realization of New Ship Interiors Under Creative Director Adam D. Tihany
 
Genoa, 30 September ,2016–Costa Cruises has selected four leading design firms to create the interior spaces of the two new 180,000-ton ships that are scheduled to be delivered in 2019 and 2021. Jeffrey Beers International, Dordoni Architetti, Partner Ship Design and Rockwell Group were selected for the unique challenge of creating state-of-the-art interior design for a cruise ship.

The layout for the ships will reflect comments and suggestions from Costa Guests and will include a more efficient use of the ships’ spaces, creating an enhanced onboard experience.

We are fortunate to bring together such distinguished professionals for our next-generation ship,” said Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises. “Italy’s finest” concept represents the roots and the identity of Costa Cruises.  It deals with the best things that our Country has to offer:  passion, quality, hospitality and, of course, style. We think that we were able to create an unparalleled mix of different experiences mostly coming from an unconventional approach for the ship design. I am confident that our designers will be able to create a unique style for our new ships that will help us to offer our guests unforgettable and pleasant holiday experiences.”

Each of the chosen firms has a breadth of experience in the international hospitality design sector and is well-versed in design for projects like hotels, restaurants and public spaces. The team will have the objective of crafting an innovative new design concept that will build on the history and tradition of the brand with a bespoke realization of the ‘Italy’s Finest’ philosophy. Both ships will represent the best that Italy has to offer, a claim reinforced by the presence of an Italian footprint in the design team. As Creative Director, renowned designer Adam D. Tihany will oversee the development of the design and branding of the new ships. This unparalleled pool of talent will lead the brand to a new interior design vision and a cruise ship concept that has never been seen before.

“The theme ‘Italy’s Finest’ is an authentic celebration of Italian design, culture and spirit,” said Tihany. “The team of outstanding architects and designers we invited to be a part of this project bring a level of innovation and passion that will no doubt capture the essence of the new Costa brand.”  



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PRESS RELEASE, September 2016
 
Acclaimed Designer Adam D. Tihany's Sophisticated Interiors Unveiled at New Four Seasons Dubai International Financial Centre
 
Tihany captures transformation of design in Dubai with new hotel aesthetic

24 March 2016:Internationally renowned designer Adam D. Tihany’s chic interiors were unveiled this week with the opening of the second Four Seasons hotel in Dubai at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the ultra luxurious 106-room hotel offers an intimate and contemporary oasis for business travelers. Tihany’s designs display impeccable craftsmanship, bespoke finishes and attention to detail, providing an incredible retreat unprecedented in Dubai.

Hotel Essence

The first true luxury boutique hotel offering in Dubai, Four Seasons Hotel DIFC’s design demonstrates an elegant and refined environment, perfect for its distinguished guests.

“Four Seasons Hotel DIFC is nothing short of a custom tailored suit, designed to completely adhere to the needs of its clientele,” says Tihany. “It is very personal. We wanted the feeling of an inclusive exclusivity, without the ‘members only’ attitude.”

The hotel’s original photographic art series, commissioned by award-winning artist Bram Tihany, pays homage to the iconic architecture of Dubai while providing a window into the philosophy behind the hotel’s design. Far from the glittering palatial meeting places of the city’s past, the interiors of the Four Seasons DIFC capture the overall transformation of design in Dubai.

With venues like the glamorous 1950s-inspired 24-hour Firebird Diner by Michael Mina, also featuring art by Bram Tihany, and the eighth floor Luna Bar overlooking stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, the hotel is Dubai’s newest must-stay destination. 

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PRESS RELEASE, March 2016
 
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Look Inside This Million-Dollar Vegas Hotel Room
 
The top four floors of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas have been vacant since the day the casino opened in 2010. But as part of a five-year capital investment plan by Blackstone Group that shifts the hotel's focus from culinary destination to stylish casino hotspot, they've finally been furnished and opened to the public. 

Well, sort of. The 21 Boulevard Penthouse suites that now fill those top floors have balconies overlooking the Bellagio fountains and Vegas strip, designs by Adam Tihany, and $56,000 bottles of Louis XII Black Pearl cognac- and a minimum buy-in of $1 million at the Reserve, the Cosmopolitan's high-roller lounge. According to travel specialist Jack Ezon of Ovation Travel, that may make them the most expensive hotel rooms anywhere in the world. 
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Opening: The Office NYC at the Mandarin Oriental New York
 
The speakeasy-style Chicago bar owned by Grant Achatz, the acclaimed chef of Alinea in Chicago, and his partner, Nick Kokonas, has opened its New York outpost. It's on the 35th floor of the Columbus Circle hotel in the space that was MOBar. The Aviary, its larger sibling, is to open in the hotel in the fall. For the Office, the designer Adam Tihany created a clubby space, finished in polished wood and leather, with 44 seats and lots of vintage details. "We scoured New York for antiques," Mr. Achatz said. He said the Office looks back, while the Aviary will be about the future. Both are more about cocktails than food. "But there's a strong culinary program in the context of a bar," he said. The Office serves fare like steak tartare, caviar, oysters and salmon rillettes, and, along with $23 mixed drinks, it features "dusty bottle cocktails" made with rare aged spirits and can add more than $100 to the bill: Mandarin Oriental, New York, 80 Columbus Circle (60th Street)
NEW YORK TIMES, FOOD 
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To The Table Europe 2017
 
Adam Tihany will participate as a keynote speaker at this year's To The Table Europe, taking place at Ritz Carlton Penha Longa in Lisbon April 26. Adam will join editor of Supper Magazine Harry McKinley to discuss restaurant design over the past 35 years, looking at case studies of some of his most iconic restaurant work including Per Se and Daniel in New York, Aureole Las Vegas, Oro at The Belmond Cipriani Hotel in Venice, HMF at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London and most recently The Grill by Thomas Keller onboard Seabourn Quest cruise ship. These projects have defined Adam as a designer, but what are the key factors to ensure they stand the test of time? Adam will also talk about his inspirations, the future of restaurant design, and what key factors are crucial to make the restaurant a must-see destination, whether it's in a hotel setting or stand alone. 
 
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Tihany Design Newsletter: CURATED
 
CURATED Issue 2, March 2017 
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92Y City of Tomorrow Panel, Saturday Feb 4
 
Adam D. Tihany will join moderator Dan Rubinstein, Home & Design Editor at Departures Magazine and fellow panelists Alexandra Champalimaud, Jeffrey Beers and Jenene Ronick for 'Bringing Hospitality Home,' a feature panel at the 92Y City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit 2017 on February 4 at 2:30PM. The group will weigh in on the blurred lines between fine art and design. 
 
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