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Downton Abbey Inspired Tea Time Returns to Hotel Viking for 2014 Hotel Vikings Traditional Tea Time Transformed into “Gilded Age” Tea Time.
Guests Have Chance to Win DVD of Popular TV Series.

Newport, Rhode Island – January 2014 – In celebration of the Season 4 of Downton Abbey, the PBS hit TV series, Hotel Viking will once again offer the special Gilded Age Tea in addition to their regular tea service, a tradition at the hotel since 2005. The Gilded Age Tea is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm until 4pm from January 18th through until February 23, 2014 when the 4th season of the award-winning PBS drama ends. The Gilded Age Tea includes an assortment of freshly prepared tea sandwiches, assorted scones served with lemon curd, a selection of freshly baked tea breads, chocolate truffles and a glass of Kir Royale. Guests can sign up to win DVD’s of the first three seasons of the award-winning, immensely popular PBS series created by Julian Fellows. To indulge in the Downton Abbey Tea Time, which is $15.95 per person not including tax or gratuity, call 401-848-4824 to make reservations. “Hotel Viking has a long tradition of serving afternoon tea,” stated Marlen Scalzi, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hotel Viking, “It was a brilliant suggestion from one of our guests to offer a Downton Abbey inspired tea service and it is a big hit with both locals and visitors.”

Guests of Hotel Viking and of the tea service can sign up to win the DVD’s of Downton Abbey’s first three seasons. The winner will be announced on February 23, the last Sunday of the month. Downton Abbey is an award-winning British period drama on PBS. The TV series has almost 8 million viewers and features top actors including Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Elizabeth McGovern and many, many more. The third season started in January and ends on February 23, 2014. To learn more visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/. Hotel Viking’s Afternoon Tea is a long-standing tradition and is offered year-round.