Marco Polo Hotels mark breast cancer awareness month with #Pinktober campaign

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 counseling for families and breast cancer research.

Pink Highball and Pink Osmanthus Sour.
Pink Highball and Pink Osmanthus Sour.

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

The Philippines

• BLU Bar and Grill and Lobby Lounge at Marco Polo Cebu. The Pink Highball is priced at P220 and the Pink Osmanthus Sour is P340. Twenty per cent of the proceeds from the beverages will be donated to ICanServe Foundation’s Cebu Chapter.

• Café Pronto at Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila. The Pink Highball and the Pink Osmanthus Sour. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the beverages will be donated to The Medical City in Manila.

Prices include tax and service charge.

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.
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.

Hong Kong

• Be on Canton at Gateway Hotel, Hong Kong; and SAVVY at Harbour City. The Pink Highball and the Pink Osmanthus Sour. 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.

The Pink Osmanthus Sour is a blend of aromatic Osmanthus flowers and Aperol with uplifting citrus notes and a hint of bitter.
The Pink Osmanthus Sour is a blend of aromatic Osmanthus flowers and Aperol with uplifting citrus notes and a hint of bitter.

Other pink specialty offerings guests can expect at the hotels in Hong Kong and the Philippines include:

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 P295 or as a whole cake at P980, 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to ICanServe Foundation’s Cebu Chapter. Prices include tax and 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 or as a whole cake. Twenty per cent of its proceeds will be donated to The Medical City, Manila. Prices include tax and service charge.

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.
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.

In addition, from 11 to 31 October 2022, the hotel’s façade lighting will be coloured pink to raise awareness about #Pinktober.

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, Cucina will donate HKD 30 to the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. Prices are subject to a ten per cent service charge.

#Pinktober offerings are also available on Marco Polo Hotels Online Store.

Max Limpag is a journalist, blogger, and developer based in Cebu. He started as a reporter covering City Hall in 1996. He has written on technology for various print and digital publications since 1999 and twice won the Philippine Blog Awards for technology and sports. He co-founded the new media start-up InnoPub Media.


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