The Peninsula Manila is again thinking pink for a purpose this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Marking its fifth anniversary in 2015, the annual Peninsula in Pink campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities is undergoing a creative makeover to become The Art of Pink. All of the Peninsula hotels worldwide will present a month of pink-infused art, dining and room experiences for guests to enjoy.
“In Southeast Asia, the Philippines has the highest incidence of breast cancer,” says The Peninsula Manila General Manager, Ms Sonja Vodusek. “One in every 13 Filipinos falls victim to it and as a woman, a sister, a daughter and the general manager of an institution that has worked for nearly 40 years with various local organizations to help make a difference in the lives of Filipino people, I believe very strongly in the fight against this terrible disease.”
This is the impetus behind The Peninsula Manila’s continuing partnership with the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc as the charity of choice for its Art of Pink fundraising efforts. At the conclusion of last year’s campaign, The Peninsula Manila raised P 5,900,000 – seed money that will be used to rehabilitate the Breast Care Center of the government-run East Avenue Medical Center. The center currently services 30-50 patients in a space that can barely accommodate 20 individuals. The three-phased plan for the center includes enlarging the reception area, adding another wing and building a second floor. The hotel also intends to purchase 20 chemotherapy infusion chairs to supplement the two La-Z Boy recliners that are all the center has.
Pink is the preferred color at The Peninsula Manila every October, and to support The Art of Pink initiative, the fountain, main entrances and guardian door lions of the hotel are artfully illuminated in pink every night from October 1 to 31, 2015.
As always, an exclusive Peninsula in Pink ribbon pin has been designed to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every The Peninsula Manila staff member will wear this specially commissioned pink ribbon pin throughout October in support of this initiative. Pins are available for sale at a dedicated donation desk in The Lobby for P 250 nett, with a portion from each pin sold donated to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.
The Lobby’s premium teas selected and blended by The Peninsula’s tea masters can be enjoyed throughout October with a special The Art of Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea, featuring rose-tinted sweet and savory treats presented on a tiered platter for P 1,250 or from a buffet for P 1,680. In addition, the Pink Afternoon Tea offers may be paired with a glass of rosé Champagne at P 1,980 for the set or at P 2,350 for the buffet. For every The Art of Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea sold, guests will receive a Peninsula in Pink ribbon pin and a donation will be made to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.
A special themed pink dessert will also be on offer in all the restaurants throughout October – “Pink Belle”, an airy confection of ivory chocolate, strawberry, mascarpone and Madagascar vanilla for P 490, including a Peninsula in Pink ribbon pin. More pink pastries are available at The Peninsula Boutique at P 190 each. For every pink dessert sold, a donation will be made to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.
All restaurants will offer a “Pinktini” – a delicious pink cocktail concocted to honor this meaningful initiative, priced at P 600, including a Peninsula in Pink ribbon pin, and P 400 without the pin. A pink mocktail – “Pinkilicious” – is available at P 490 with a Peninsula in Pink ribbon pin, and P 320 without the pin. For every drink sold, a donation will also be made to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.
Hotel guests booking a “Pink Staycation” package can also help in the fight against breast cancer.
Valid from October 1 to 31, 2015, room rates start at P 11,000 where a P 500 donation per night will be made to the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc The room package includes a The Art of Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea (once per stay), 15% discount on Franck Provost hair salon services and a buffet breakfast for two adults and two children (ages six and below) at Escolta.
All prices are exclusive of taxes.