London based design agency AD Associates has been shortlisted for an award at AHEAD Americas for their involvement on the luxury, ocean-going vessel, Crystal Symphony. This year, a new ‘transport’ category has been added to the bill, which recognizes exceptional design and experience of mobile forms of hospitality such as cruise ships, sleeper trains, and riverboats.

AD was responsible for revitalizing three spaces onboard Crystal Symphony; an Asian fusion restaurant Silk, an entertainment venue named Starlite Club, and Waterside, the main dining room. The month-long dry dock that took place in late 2017, marked the most expansive makeover in Crystal Symphony’s esteemed history and reaffirms Crystal’s commitment to providing the most luxurious ocean experiences in the world.

Founder & CEO of AD Associates, Chris Finch, has remarked, “the addition of this new transport category within a prestigious hotel design awards line-up is great news for the cruise industry. And it’s wonderful to be recognized as one of the agency’s that are bringing a forward-thinking approach to cruise design.”