Hong Kong SAR, China, 10 October 2022 – To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong and the Philippines will join forces to offer #Pinktober dining experiences from 11 to 31 October 2022. A part of the proceeds are pledged to the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry, The Medical City in Manila and ICanServe Foundation’s Cebu Chapter to benefit the charities’ psychosocial counselling for families and breast cancer research.
The #Pinktober activations include two designated pink beverages served at the hotels. They are “Pink Highball” and “Pink Osmanthus Sour”. The Pink Highball mocktail is a cold brewed oolong tea infused with apple juice and peach puree. Finished with a splash of grapefruit juice, the fruity and refreshing concoction is both sweet and tangy. For cocktail lovers, Pink Osmanthus Sour is a blend of aromatic Osmanthus flowers and Aperol with uplifting citrus notes and a hint of bitter. The beverages are available in:
- Be on Canton at Gateway Hotel, Hong Kong; and SAVVY at Harbour City. The Pink Highball is priced at HKD 98 and the Pink Osmanthus Sour at HKD 108. For each beverage purchase, both restaurants will donate HKD 30 to the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. Prices are subject to ten per cent service charge.
- Café Pronto at Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila. The Pink Highball is priced at PHP 173 and the Pink Osmanthus Sour is PHP 324. Twenty per cent of the proceeds from the beverages will be donated to The Medical City in Manila.
- BLU Bar and Grill and Lobby Lounge at Marco Polo Cebu. The Pink Highball is priced at PHP 220 and the Pink Osmanthus Sour is PHP 340. Twenty per cent of the proceeds from the beverages will be donated to ICanServe Foundation’s Cebu Chapter.
Prices include tax and service charge.
Other pink specialty offerings guests can expect at the hotels in Hong Kong and the Philippines include:
Pink Tiramisu at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
Created by Chef de Cuisine Andrea Delzanno at Cucina, his re-interpreted Pink Tiramisu features fresh raspberries, mascarpone cheese, lady fingers, coffee, cocoa powder, white chocolate, and is topped with foam cream for an airy and light texture.
For every purchase of the Pink Tiramisu at HKD 128, Cucina will donate HKD 30 to the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. Prices are subject to ten per cent service charge.
Pink Strawberry Entremet Cake at Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila
This home creation of fresh strawberries and a hazelnut dacquoise base with layers of croquantine, strawberry jam and mousse is available from the hotel’s Café Pronto in individual servings at PHP 300 or as a whole cake at PHP 1,800. Twenty per cent of its proceeds will be donated to The Medical City, Manila. Prices include tax and service charge.
In addition, from 11 to 31 October 2022, the hotel’s façade lighting will be coloured pink to raise awareness about #Pinktober.
Pink Velvet Cake at Marco Polo Plaza, Cebu
Produced specially for #Pinktober is a buttery soft Pink Velvet cake paired with rich cream cheese. Its sweet and rich texture is enhanced with a delicate pink chocolate glaze.
Available from the hotel’s Lobby Lounge in two sizes: 100 grams at PHP 295 or as a whole cake at PHP 980, 20 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to ICanServe Foundation’s Cebu Chapter. Prices include tax and service charge.
#Pinktober offerings are also available on Marco Polo Hotels Online Store.
About Wharf Hotels
Hong Kong SAR-based Wharf Hotels, a subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, operates 16 owned and/or managed hotels under Marco Polo Hotels and Niccolo Hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Philippines. Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the luxury brand and encompasses five contemporary chic hotels –– The Murray, Hong Kong; Niccolo Changsha; Niccolo Chengdu; Niccolo Chongqing and Niccolo Suzhou.
Marco Polo Hotels’ 11 international deluxe hotels in established locations within Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Philippines reflect the philosophies of their namesake and adventurer – Marco Polo, and invite guests to explore, discover and experience a destination. Wharf Hotels is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance. Visit wharfhotels.com.
About The Medical City, Breast Center
The Medical City’s Breast Center is the center for ambulatory care of women at risk for developing breast cancer or already diagnosed with the disease. The Center also delivers screening packages for breast cancer and subsequent same-day breast ultrasound if needed for better interpretation of mammographies. So whether it is prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or a second opinion that is sought, the Center is ready to help find the answers in a quick and timely manner. themedicialcity.com
ICanServe Foundation, Inc., formerly Information on Breast Cancer and Other Services, was founded in 1999 by four breast cancer survivors led by journalist Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala. It empowers women with breast cancer and provides women with cancer-related information so they can have a voice in their own health care. It offers hope so women will not feel alone in their journey. Volunteers are cancer survivors willing to share their light with other patients and survivors so that their path is better lit, and the journey, lighter. ICanServe is an advocacy group that promotes and conducts early breast cancer detection programs in local communities providing sustained access to accurate diagnosis, timely treatments and patient navigation. icanservefoundation.org
About Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry
Established in 2007, Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry (“THE REGISTRY”) is the only and first-ever charitable organization dedicated to help the high-risk families who have hereditary risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer due to BRCA gene mutations. We also aim to advance and standardize clinical care by formulating preventative measures through data collection, research, public education, counseling and supportive care services in reducing the incidence of hereditary cancers in the Chinese population. THE REGISTRY now has the largest database and biobank of hereditary breast cancers specimens in Chinese, which facilitates better understanding and research of the disease locally and worldwide. THE REGISTRY has raised funds for financing the underserved high-risk families in the community, and enable them to undergo genetic testing and counseling, and has benefited over 5,504 individuals involving 4,400 families up to now. asiabreastregistry.com