Published on : Friday, March 31, 2017
Over Heywood Hill’s illustrious 80-year history, the London-based bookshop has become renowned for curating collections of new, old, and antiquarian books for private libraries. Marked by old-fashioned courtesy and humor, Heywood Hill’s literary services have been awarded the Royal Warrant by Her Majesty the Queen, among other accolades.
The bespoke library will be housed within Silver Muse’s all new Arts Café, nestled cozily on deck 8. Hosting varied and constantly evolving exhibitions, the Arts Café will also showcase paintings and sculptures from a range of artisans from around the world. Heywood Hill will also select books to be placed in some of Silver Muse’s top suites.
A place for relaxation and inspiration by day, the distinctively designed Arts Café will turn into a lively lounge come evening. The Arts Café is also a great venue to enjoy a bite to eat or a tipple, with a café and deli-bar offering daytime cuisine and mouth-watering cocktails as the sun sets.
Barbara Muckermann, Chief Marketing Officer at Silversea Cruises, said: “Like Silversea, the Heywood Hill brand stands for quality, expertise, and personalization, so we are thrilled to have them curate Silver Muse’s library. We’re excited to offer guests the all-new Arts Café, which promises to be the ideal space for kicking back with a book, enjoying a cocktail or catching up with friends over a coffee.”
Nicky Dunne, Chairman of Heywood Hill, said: “We are delighted to be working with Silversea Cruises. A library is a sanctuary from which to explore the world in comfort, just like a world class cruise ship. The brief was to choose books that Silversea’s guests will really enjoy and that will only add to the quality of their experience onboard. We have taken a lot of trouble in selecting titles for the Arts Café and we can’t wait to hear what the passengers think of our choices.”
Arts Café is one of several new public spaces on Silver Muse, which launches next month. Calling at 34 countries and 130 ports in 2017 alone, Silver Muse will redefine ocean travel, enhancing the small-ship intimacy with spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience. The addition of Silver Muse will expand Silversea’s fleet to nine ships and will, once again significantly raise the bar in the ultra-luxury cruise market.