Celebrity Edge, A Ship Designed to Transform Expectations / by Kelly Hoppen MBE and Celebrity Cruises

Kelly Hoppen MBE is delighted to reveal her latest project, in collaboration with Celebrity Cruises. The new transformational Celebrity Edge will set a new standard on the market thanks to its state of the art and revolutionary design.

Having just celebrated her 40 years in the industry, Kelly Hoppen MBE is one of the most distinguished and sought after interior designers in the world. Her renowned style is underpinned by a subtle coordinated fusion of the East and the West, showcasing clean lines and neutral tones, blended with charming warmth and sumptuous opulence. Hoppen has put her stamp on the homes and yachts of clients and is recognised for designing hotels and luxurious developments worldwide. She is now set to change the face of bespoke and luxurious commercial design by redefining luxury travel at sea with her sophisticated yet intimate design on Celebrity Edge.

Pushing the boundaries of cruise ship design, Kelly Hoppen MBE and visionary architect Tom Wright have mastered the fresh, exciting, current and comfortable essence that defines Celebrity’s modern luxury style. American interior designer Nate Berkus, will serve as Celebrity Edge’s design ambassador and voice to help deliver the messaging on the design excellence of the ship. Kelly Hoppen’s design philosophy and neutral palette will be seen throughout the ship, layered with small punchy accents of bright colours. The beautifully designed suites will have a timeless and classic feel and exude a modern elegance and harmonious feel that is to be expected. Two Iconic Suites situated above the ship’s bridge span over 2,600 sq. ft. and boast two-bedrooms, two-bathrooms and mind-blowing views thanks to panoramic windows that envelop their dining room, living room and bedrooms. The 700 sq. ft. veranda will offer a 270-degree view of the ocean. Another new Suite Class will comprise of six split-level Edge Villas, which will offer stunning views from two stories of windows, private plunge pools and direct walk-out access to The Retreat Sundeck. Hoppen also designed two two-bedroom, two-bathroom Penthouse Suites with large soaking tubs on the veranda, large dual walk-through showers, and expansive walk-in closets, and the 146 large, outward-facing Sky Suites. All suites and double occupancy Edge Staterooms are fitted with plush king-sized cashmere mattresses – an industry first.

Inspired by Kelly’s love of clean lines and geometric pattern, texture and vintage glamour, the suites include bespoke pieces of iconic furniture and the designer’s signature bed runners, curtains with contrasting borders, wrap details and stunning paneling.

The Duplex, otherwise known as the Edge Villa, possesses a unique design feel and boasts double height and an outdoor plunge pool. The beauty of it is in its glass box which offers full views of the ocean, whilst feeling like you could be in your own apartment. The Duplex could transfer you to London, Miami, Hong Kong and so many other key cities – yet it is a view that is incomparable. It is the Edge of EDGE.

The Penthouse’s carefree and relaxed interiors will remind you of Santorini, Greece. The beautiful crisp blues and sculptural lighting, specifically created for the ship, compliment the stunning pieces of art and accessories that have been handpicked and selected for the space. An extraordinary trunk, for example, which was found on Kelly’s travels brings a personal touch to the penthouse. Abundant textures are layered to create an ultra-luxurious feel and an extraordinary bathroom suite will allow you to truly relax.

The pods within the Luminae Restaurant create a city feel and the the organic blossom lights that unfold above the tables open up the space. There is nothing but light in the space, reflecting all of the different finishes beautifully including the marble inlays at the entrance. Bespoke curated art works which have been hand selected for the restaurant and wood paneling gives it warmth.

The Suite Sundeck is a place that you can sit and eat late into the night. Unlike so many sundecks that close in the early hours, the atmospheric music of the Suite Sundeck lets you enjoy the undisturbed views of the night ocean. The world is truly at your feet here, with beautifully designed furniture and interior design that rounds off the experience.

Celebrity Edge offers incredible facilities including an exceptional Spa that showcases organic marble wood that will automatically makes you feel relaxed and serene. “The concept of designing individual rooms on the sea was irresistible,” said Hoppen. “We were inspired by the notion that it is possible to sail away from the demands of modern living, and retreat to a breathtaking space with an endlessly changing view. It was exciting to explore the precise balance between the excitement of travel and the comfort of a luxurious personal space.” “Celebrity Edge is one of the most exciting, innovative and transformational ships I have ever been involved with,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “The new features and sophisticated design work will establish a new baseline for ships from here on out.”

About Kelly Hoppen MBE
British interior designer, author and style influences, Kelly Hoppen MBE is renowned for her multi-award winning style. Her characteristic clean lines, neutral tones and sumptuous tactile opulence have defined landmark buildings, hotels, prestigious residences and iconic product collections. With 40 years of experience at the forefront of her industry and an MBE for her services to design, Kelly is passionate about making her style and ethos accessible to the masses.


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