The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel is teaming up with Downton Abbey: The Exhibition to offer fans of the award-winning global television phenomenon a VIP experience - including an appearance by Downton's own Dr. Clarkson, actor David Robb.

As a result of an overwhelming response and attendance since the November 18th opening, the exhibition has just been extended to run through September 3rd, 2018. To celebrate, The Pierre is holding a special Downton-inspired tea on Monday April 9thand will welcome David for an exclusive meet and greet in the hotel's Two E lounge. From 3-5pm, tea guests will have the opportunity to meet the acclaimed actor (advance reservations required) . In addition to appearing in all six seasons of Downton Abbey as the Crawley family doctor, David has had a distinguished 45-year career in television and film. (NOTE:  David will be available from 2:30 - 3:00 for press photos by appointment.)

The Pierre is launching a new package, which includes Two E's signature tea service, VIP anytime admission tickets and a multi-media guide to Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. Conveniently located at 218 West 57th Street, just a short walk from the hotel, the exhibition connects fans with their favorite characters, costumes, locations and historic events of the era, and showcases never-before-seen footage. The fully immersive experience transports visitors on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey, allowing them to peer into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them below stairs. From Mrs. Patmore’s hectic kitchen and the gossip-fueled servants’ quarters, to the family’s glamorous dining room and Lady Mary’s bedroom, fans have the opportunity to walk through some of the series’ most recognizable and beloved sets. Visitors will even come up-close to over 50 of the show’s official costumes worn by their favorite actors including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith. 

Before or after their exhibition visit, guests can indulge like nobility at Two E with Lady Mary's Tea Service, which features a choice of tea, freshly baked scones, Mrs. Patmore's Tea Sandwiches and a selection of decadent pastries ($65 per person). A specially curated tea menu offers black and green teas – identified as favorites of such beloved Downton characters as Matthew Crawley, Lady Sybil and Mrs. Hughes. The Dowager's Royal Tea Service (starting at $80 per person) includes all of the above, in addition to a glass of Taittinger Champagne. Guests can also enjoy perusing signature books about the show such as A Year In The Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions & Recipesand Downton Abbey: Rules for the Household Staff, both of which are available to purchase at the exhibition gift shop.

The Downton Abbey Exhibition + Tea package includes Afternoon Tea for 2 in Two E, 2 VIP anytime admission tickets and a multi-media guide to enjoy at the exhibition. It is available as an add-on offer and bookable online or by calling 1-800-743-7734.Exhibition ticketholders may also reserve The Pierre's Downton tea separately by visiting Two E on Open Table (please add Downton tea in special request box), calling 212-940-8113 or emailing Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2pm-6pm and the exhibition is open daily between 10am and 8pm, including holidays. 


About The Pierre, A Taj Hotel

A New York icon, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel continues to set the standard for timeless elegance and unrivaled hospitality in New York City. Situated on Central Park, The Pierre remains a landmark treasured by visitors and New Yorkers alike since opening in 1930. It is the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star rated property on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The hotel’s 189 rooms, 49 of which are suites, offer classic design with couture touches, abundant natural light, and high ceilings. First‐rate amenities include white‐gloved elevator attendants, a Les Clefs d’Or Concierge team, and a complimentary Jaguar house car. Exquisite entertaining is synonymous with The Pierre, and its opulent Grand Ballroom, Cotillion Room, and Rotunda continue to host New York’s most unforgettable events, while chic, multi‐functional meeting rooms welcome private gatherings, from intimate closing dinners to annual shareholder meetings. The Pierre’s robust food and beverage program boasts 24‐hour gourmet room service, Afternoon Tea service and cocktail program at the Two E Bar/Lounge, seasonal fare with outdoor seating at the new signature restaurant, Perrine, and indulgent cuisine in the whimsical Rotunda. Follow The Pierre on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, & Twitter: @thepierreny.


About  Downton Abbey: The Exhibition 

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is brought to you by NBCUniversal International Studios and Carnival Films. The exhibition is presented by Viking, the leader in river and small ship ocean cruising, also widely known for its national corporate sponsorship of PBS’ MASTERPIECE and Downton Abbey.

Downton Abbey aired for six seasons on MASTERPIECE on PBS in the US and reached more than 26 million viewers in its final season, making it the highest-rated PBS drama series of all time. A Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production, the series was written and created by Julian Fellowes and executive produced by Gareth Neame, Julian Fellowes, Liz Trubridge and Nigel Marchant. The MASTERPIECE Executive Producers were Rebecca Eaton and Susanne Simpson. Downton Abbey is one of the largest UK drama exports of all time, seen in over 250 territories worldwide. With 15 wins and 69 nominations, it is the most nominated non-US show in the history of the Emmys.  Also the winner of three Golden Globes, a special BAFTA and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, the series has captured an extensive fan-base worldwide.

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