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Hotel du Pont announces Downton Abbey Month

Downton Abbey Tea set for Jan. 5, 2014
Dec 13, 2013

Hotel du Pont announces an outstanding month of events based on the hit drama, "Downton Abbey," to occur in January.

Inspired by the masterpiece British television drama on PBS, Downton Abbey Month invites guests to the Green Room restaurant to celebrate a traditional afternoon tea, a specialty lunch, and a formal four-course dinner as it was in times gone past as it was when the historic Hotel du Pont opened more than 100 years ago.

Prepare for the Season 4 Premiere Sunday, Jan. 5, with a special Downton Abbey Tea including live entertainment and tables dressed with specialty lace linens. On this day only, guests are also encouraged to wear early 1900s period dress. Guests will enjoy a three-course tea service and can choose from a variety of teas including the new Hotel du Pont Centennial Blend, a hearty black tea infused with hints of pineapple, the symbol of hospitality. Tea service begins at 3:30 p.m. and is $34/person.

On Jan. 6 through Jan. 17, Guests can enjoy a specialty themed Downton Abbey Lunch in the Green Room Jan. 6 through 17, appropriately priced at $19.12, the year the show was originally set.

The Green Room will host a four-course Downton Abbey Dinner Saturday, Jan. 11. Live entertainment and white-glove service will help set the tone. Special guest Tom Savage, director of museum affairs at Winterthur Museum and Gardens, will be in attendance to share details regarding the upcoming Downton Abbey Exhibit at Winterthur, which will begin in March 2014. Dinner is $100/person, inclusive of gratuity, wine pairing, and valet parking.

The Hotel du Pont Downton Abbey Overnight stay package will be offered starting in March 2014.

For information on any of these Downton Abbey events or to make a reservation, call 302-594-3154 or 800-338-3404.

The 217-room Hotel du Pont is located in the heart of Wilmington, less than 25 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport and only minutes from Amtrak and Interstate 95. The hotel is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Historic Hotels of America. For information and reservations, call 800-441-9019 or 302-594-3100 or contact the nearest travel agent.

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