From Mammograms to Mocktails, Hotels Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many hotels are "Thinking Pink", offering packages and programs to support breast cancer research. Hotel geeks, you can do your part to help the cause in the simplest ways from buying a slice of cake, getting a manicure at a hotel spa, to of course booking a stay at one of these special properties. It's a twin-win this month.
Next week we'll let you know hotels supporting this nationally recognized month with one of our favorite things--Specialty Cocktails!
Squeeze n' Sip: The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village near Malibu is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness by inviting guests to be proactive about their health by participating in a $75 digital mammogram screening at their state-of-the-art California Health and Longevity Institute, and also their special Think Pink Pampering Package, which includes a customized 50-minute Tranquility Massage followed by a Pink Lady Mocktini which can be sipped poolside at the spa's Serenity Pool. The package is $130 per person and is available Monday to Friday through October 31, 2013. A portion of the package proceeds will be donated to The Cancer Support Community, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families of those affected by cancer.
Get Pretty Feet and a Sweet Treat: The Surrey in New York City is offering a special Champagne Pedicure in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The 60 minute pedicure is $95 and includes two signature Cornelia cupcakes, a small bouquet of pink roses and dried lavender.
Let Them Eat Cake: The movement even extends to the Middle East. The pastry chef at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai will make a special Breast Cancer Awareness cake to be sold at the lobby restaurant, Aspen by Kempinski, from October 20th until 26th. 10% of the profits from each cake sold will be donated to the organization Breast Cancer Arabia.
Rock On' With Your Pink Self: Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos' 14th annual PINKTOBER campaign is celebrated at its 17 world-wide properties. Guests can obtain limited-edition merchandise and get tickets to special concerts like the Bret Michaels Velvet Sessions performance at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando. “Get into bed for a cause” thanks to the “PINK Sheets Rooms” hotel package where the Hard Rock donates 25 percent of their room revenue to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Carol Keating Foundation and other local charities. Meanwhile, guests' room will be adorned with pink sheets, pink robes, commemorative pins and more.
Rah-Rah at La Jolla: La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla has a few promotions during October and November including a 3-Day Cheer Station. On Friday, November 15th – during the annual Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk/Run, La Valencia will set up a “Cheer Station” along the route, just one block from the hotel. Hotel employees will pass out pink goodies to the anticipated 4,000 walkers who'll pass by.
[Photos: Four Seasons Hotels/Kempinski Hotels]