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Once again, hotels are going PINK this October for Breast Cancer Awareness which means that staying in hotels is going to feel even better knowing that proceeds from these special packages and spa treatments listed below are going to a good cause.
Hotel Zaza : The Hotel Zazas in Dallas and Houston are going crazy with pink this month! The hotel chandeliers are pink, the employee ties are pink, manicures are pink and best of all, guys are rocking Pink Chucks! (See above.) Plus for every room booked under the code PINK this month, the hotels will donate $5 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Peninsula New York: The hotel's ESPA is offering pink-themed treatments to raise funds for the American Cancer Society as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Power Package includes a massage with an optional personal training session for a day of pampering and fitness. Then there's the Peninsula Pink Ceremony, a two-hour treatment that includes a rejuvenating body scrub, cleansing facial, and full-body massage. Doesn't it feel good to do good while um, also feeling good?
Red Mountain Resort & Spa wants you to go the natural route. Considered "alternative" to many in the West, Eastern medicine techniques have long been used to prevent and heal various illnesses. This month, Red Mountain is championing various alt-approaches in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
While we don't advocate one mode of healing over another, we do support awareness-raising efforts, and Red Mountain's approach just happens to translate into zen-inducing programs for guests. Just listen to the music on their homepage for a taste of the vibe they're going for.
Since there's a certain contingent that's dubious of chanting "Om" and being pricked by chakra-balancing needles, Red Mountain's programs are meant to educate as much as they are soothe your stressed out nerves. You can sign up to be led in a session of Preventative Meditation, learn more about "A Chinese Medical Perspective on Healing From Cancer", sit in on a lecture about Prevention, Detection and Nutrition, or partake in a Healing Fire Ceremony with a certified shaman.
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Magenta hues at the W Times Square
We've written about green hotel packages, but pink? The "Share Your Heart" promotion from New York's family of W Hotels proves that philanthropy and pleasure-seeking aren't mutually exclusive, and they've set out to give back to guests who want to do the same.
October, as you may well know, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Perhaps you've already pitched in by collecting and sending in pink yogurt tops or attended a fundraising event, but you can also contribute by booking the "Share Your Heart" package at an NYC W location. Being uber femme-themed, it's perfect for girlfriends looking for a brief New York getaway in the fantasy-Manhattan vein of Sex and the City. We also see that the W San Francisco and W Hoboken have joined in on the charitable efforts, and we're tickled you-know-what color by their generosity.
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Everybody likes happy hour, but what we love even more than drinking discounts is drinking for a cause. Luckily, we can now feel philanthropic as we sip and swig thanks to the Viceroy Santa Monica’s new Cocktails for a Cause happy hour at Whist.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, every Tuesday from 6:00-9:00pm throughout the month of October, when drinkers, uh, we mean guests, order a specialty “Strawberry Vice” cocktail, 100% of the proceeds will go to the Beautiful Day Foundation.
The Strawberry Vice will cost you $10, and we got our hands on the top secret recipe: half an ounce of homemade strawberry jam, 1.5 ounces of Remy Martin VS, and 1.5 ounces of champagne put into a shaker with ice, stirred and served I a champagne flute. The pink cocktail should match your pink breast cancer awareness ribbon perfectly. We’ll cheers to that.
Jumping on the pink-ribbon-filled Breast Cancer Awareness Month bandwagon, The Peninsula Chicago offers month-long specials to benefit the cause.
The hotel shows its true colors with a rosy-hued backlit entrance and logo as part of the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation's annual Light the Way to Find a Cure campaign to remind ladies about the importance of doing self-exams on their tatas. The two marble lions flanking the Pen's entrance also got swathed in pink ribbons for the occasion.
You can lounge here after your charitable spa treatment.
You can ease your guilt about splurging at the spa by telling yourself that you're doing it to help others. For real. If you book La Costa Resort and Spa's "Pink Ribbon Treatment," a portion will benefit breast cancer research.
To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the spa will offer the Pink Ribbon Treatment daily except for Saturdays, Oct. 1 to Nov. 7. The special allows you to book any 50-minute spa service for $125, and $5 of that will be donated to the San Diego chapter of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure. It still may seem like a lot of dough, but you can save up to $40. The lomilomi—a Hawaiian-type of massage that uses continuous, flowing strokes—usually costs $165 and the custom facial normally is $160.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Next month, Kor Hotel Group, getting in on the marketing-meets-charity craze in the hotel industry we told you about last week, launches the second year of its "Think Pink" campaign.
During this promotion, guests staying at a participating Kor hotel can choose a "Think Pink" rate where 10 percent of which will be contributed to the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center.
Participating hotels include the West Coast hotels--The Avalon Beverly Hills, Chamberlain West Hollywood, Delfina Santa Monica, Maison 140 Beverly Hills, Viceroy Santa Monica, and Viceroy Palm Springs.
But that's not to say the other Kor properties are left out of the promotion. Over at the Tides South Beach, guests can hit up the La Marea bar in October (remember--the hotel is still undergoing renovations) and purchase a Pink Martini made of cranberry juice, Lillet Blanc and a rose petal garnish. The drink is $14 with 20 percent of sales going to Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure, benefiting the University of Miami's Sylvester ComprehensiveCancer Center.
A Think Pink martini will also be available at the Avalon and the Maison 140 in Beverly Hills, also for $14 with 20 percent of these sales going to the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. Our cosmos never tasted so good.
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· Kor Hotels 'Think Pink' for Breast Cancer Awareness Month [HotelChatter]