Downton Abbey Inspired Tea Time at Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island Brings Fans Together

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Hotel Viking's Downton Abbey Tea Time, inspired by a hotel guest, brings together fans of the TV Series and of Tea - guests have a chance to win a DVD of the Award-winning PBS Series.

Tea Time at Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island

The idea to have a Downton Abbey themed tea service came from one of our wonderful guests. It has been a huge success.

Taking a nod from a guest and in celebration of Downton Abbey’s 3rd Season, Hotel Viking has added a special Downton Abbey Tea Time to their regular afternoon tea service menu. The Downton Abbey Tea is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm until 4pm now through end of February 2013. The Downton Abbey 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 two 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 was built during the Gilded Age and so Newport is home to many fans of the Downton Abbey series,” stated Marlen Scalzi, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hotel Viking, “The idea to have a Downton Abbey themed tea service came from one of our wonderful guests. It has been a huge success. We are welcoming at least twice as many tea service guests because of the special.”

Guests of Hotel Viking and of the tea service can sign up to win the DVD’s of Downton Abbey’s first two seasons. The winner will be announced on February 24, the last Sunday of the month. Downton Abbey is an award-winning British period drama on PBS. The TV series has close to 8 million viewers and features top actors including Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Elizabeth McGovern and many, many more. Though the 3rd season and special Downton Abbey Tea Time will end, Hotel Viking’s Afternoon Tea is a long-standing tradition and is offered year-round.

Hotel Viking is a historic hotel located in Newport, Rhode Island. Hotel Viking offers a total of 209 guest rooms and suites, and 13,400 square feet of event space, including two ballrooms. The award-winning One Bellevue Fine Dining & Seafood Restaurant offers indoor and patio dining, a seasonal roof top lounge, all-day lounge and a renowned Afternoon Tea held daily. SpaTerre features a selection of massage and skin treatments. Additional amenities include an indoor heated pool, fitness center and the historic Newport Kay Chapel. Hotel Viking is a 30-minute drive from TJ Green Airport (27 miles) in Providence and the Providence Train Station, and is driving distance from Boston (70 miles) and New York City (170 miles). For information, please contact Hotel Viking 401-847-3300 or visit online at

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