Raffles Goes Positively Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
October 2013 - Around the world, members of the Raffles family of hotels and resorts will be going pink this October to help raise awareness and money for leading Breast Cancer charities. Despite the diverse locations of each of these luxurious hotels, each one is keen to do their bit and show support for one of the most common types of cancer there is. From indulgent spa treatments and colourful pink cocktails, to fashion shows and fund raising dinners, Raffles Hotels & Resorts goes positively pink this October.
Raffles Praslin, Seychellen
For the month of October, Raffles Praslin, Seychelles will offer pink cupcakes and desserts, Champagne Rosé and pink retail items at Raffles Boutique. The resort aims to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness, with part of the proceeds going towards Cancer Concern charity.
On 12 October 2013, Raffles Praslin will be the setting for a Pink Fashion Show & Dinner in partnership with local magazine Coco. The evening will start with a pink cocktail reception, followed by a 6-course dinner featuring pink delicacies. The highlight of the evening will be a fashion show featuring pink collections from Russian fashion designer Katya Kovtunovich, and from local fashion designers’ brands, Kankan, Jo-L, Jo-L, Kreolor and Jouel. After the show, an auction will take place for local artworks, fashion items and many more.
On 19 October 2013, Raffles Praslin’s monthly Full Moon Party will turn Pink, with themed cocktails and canapés. www.raffles.com/praslin
For the month of October, Raffles Spa at Raffles Dubai will be offering guests an exclusive 30-minute “Refresh Facial” at AED 259 with all profits being donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This customized mini facial is sure to bring a pink glow back into even the most jaded and tired complexions. A deep cleansing scrub and mask will leave skin feeling fresher and brighter, and a delicious scalp massage induces a deep relaxation. www.raffles.com/dubai
Perhaps one of the most famous pink cocktails in the world, the Singapore Sling was created at the legendary Raffles Singapore at the turn of the century. Originally designed as a woman’s drink (hence the attractive pink colour) today it is very definitely a drink enjoyed by all. Next month, proceeds from each Sling purchased at Raffles Singapore will go towards local Breast Cancer charities. Peanuts on the floor, please! www.raffles.com/singapore
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Kambodscha
For an uplifting and refreshing aperitif, guests can treat themselves to an adorable, specially created Pink Cocktail – a heady mix of Gin, Triple Sec, pineapple juice, milk and Grenadine syrup – served in the elegant surroundings of the hotel’s Elephant Bar. Throughout October, proceeds from each Pink Cocktail enjoyed will go towards Breast Cancer Awareness charities. www.raffles.com/phnompenh
Raffles Makati, Manila
The chic entrance to Raffles Makati will be entirely lit up in a dramatic pink hue, as a month long focus on Breast Cancer Awareness begins. All proceeds will go to the ‘I Can Serve Foundation’, a Philippine-based non-profit organization for cancer survivors.
Inside the hotel, guests can choose to donate to this good cause by indulging in a Positively Pink Afternoon Tea at the Writers Bar; or by succumbing to Positively Pink Macaroons at Café Macaron, Positively Pink Slings at Long Bar – and by chilling out with a Positively Pink Relaxation Massage at Willow Stream Spa. For those wishing to stay at Raffles Makati, the newest hotel in the Raffles family, the Positively Pink Suite Package for the month of October includes the Positively Pink afternoon tea, the Pink Sling and a box of pink macaroons to take home. Prices start at PHP 12.500. www.raffles.com/makati
Senior Manager, PR & Communications
Raffles Hotels & Resorts