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The Pierre New York Reveals Diwali Festivities


The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York Reveals Diwali Festivities
& ‘Bright Lights, Luxe City Package’


[L to R: The Tata Suite; Lakshmi’s Dusk Breaker cocktail; The Pierre overlooking Central Park; Festive Diyas]

NEW YORK – (August 25, 2014) – The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York, the U.S. flagship for Taj Hotels, steps from Central Park, will celebrate its rich cultural heritage during the month of October honoring Diwali, the annual Festival of Lights which marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and is associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity. Gather family and friends to join special month-long festivities at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York, including the October-only pop-up; ‘Jamsetji Tata Afternoon Tea’, named for the founder of TATA Group, (of which Taj Group comprises); a Diwali inspired ‘Bright Lights, Luxe City Package’, as well as tempting Diwali treats and sweets prepared by Executive Chef Ashfer Biju and Executive Pastry Chef Michael Mignano; which pair with Diwali-inspired cocktails and Diwali décor at Two E Bar/Lounge.

To usher in a memorable year in grand style, the Diwali inspired, two-night ‘Bright Lights, Luxe City Package’ is a must.  Exclusively for guests staying in one of its 11 award-winning Grand Suites, these distinctive luxe suites feature gracious living rooms, dining rooms with adjoining kitchens, sumptuous master bedrooms and gleaming marble bathrooms. Every Grand Suite has the option to enjoy the personalized services of a dedicated Taj Royal Attaché who treats guests as if they are true royalty. The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York’s ‘Bright Lights, Luxe City Package’ includes:

  • A two-night stay in one of our 11 Grand Suites at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York adorned with festive in-room diyas and a rangoli
  • Royal Indian breakfast for two, served in-room
  • A Diwali welcome amenity handcrafted by Chef Biju and Chef Mignano
  • One VIP Diwali banquet for two served in-room at your private dining table (inclusive of service, wines and food)
  • One specialty Jamsetji Tata Afternoon Tea for two
  • ‘Lakshmi’s Dusk Breaker’ Diwali-inspired cocktails for two at Two E Lounge
  • Daily 60 minute private yoga sessions with The Giving Tree Yoga professionals in your Grand Suite with in-room Wellness drinks for two served after the lesson
  • VIP tickets for two to the Rubin Museum of Art, home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas, India and neighboring regions (open Wednesdays – Mondays), with complimentary transportation via The Pierre’s house car. On view at the Museum will be the Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India andWitness at a Crossroads: Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia (starting Oct. 16) exhibitions, in addition to its permanent collection galleries and other special installations and programs


From $4,730.00 per night, for a minimum of two nights, subject to availability, valid October 1 – 31, 2014. To reserve, please contact; toll-free: 1.800.743.7734;


Overnight guests staying in any room category outside of a Grand Suite at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York during the festive season will enjoy nightly Diwali themed in-room offerings and a special Diwali meditation card at turndown. Similarly, the holiday ambiance in the hotel’s elegant public spaces will be brimming with glowing diyas (lanterns) and vibrant rangoli of colorful flower petals decorating the floor at Two E Bar/Lounge, heralding the annual victory of light over darkness. Guests and New Yorkers alike can sample a very special ‘Lakshmi’s Dusk Breaker’ cocktail, combining house-made garam masala infused Rum and pineapple juice, decoratively lit with flaming orange zest served exclusively at the hotel’s Two E Bar/Lounge.


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