Travel Industry Goes Pink This October

Airlines, hotels and spas offer deals and awareness.

October 1, 2014, 10:16 AM

— -- Today kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the travel industry -- from spas to hotels and even one airline -- are going pink. Delta Air Lines painted one plane pink to celebrate and honors breast cancer survivors.

PHOTO: Delta Airlines paints an aircraft pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Delta Airlines paints an aircraft pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Delta Air Lines

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But Delta's pink plane is just one example of the travel industry supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. Hotels and spas and even one restaurant chain also are going pink -- at least temporarily. The famed Burj Al Arab hotel is Dubai has lit its famous sail pink with a pink-ribbon projection and will keep it that way all month.


Peninsula Hotels -- 'Peninsula en Rose'

The Peninsula Hotels will turn pink to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month including a limited-edition Oscar de la Renta amenity kit, pink French-themed tea service with eclairs and other custom bites, and a pink mud spa treatment. On Oct. 1, all 10 hotels will feature French-inspired pink afternoon tea, pastries and cocktails, and each hotel will donate proceeds directly to local charities in its respective city.

Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort

Explore the Caribbean for a cause this October, and celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. The Hibiscus Spa at Westin Grand Cayman will launch “Pink Princess” Month starting Oct. 1, which features 10 percent off of all manicures and pedicures performed using any OPI "pink" nail polishes. To pay tribute, the discounted proceeds will be donated to the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s chemotherapy unit. Westin Grand Cayman will also donate $1 for every signature Pink Cayman Lemonade sold on property, which combines a mix of gin, vodka, peach schnapps and lime juice. Rates start at $329 per night.

The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Florida

The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach, Florida, will be offering a October spa treatment in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At Seagate Spa, guests can enjoy the “Pink-Lady Apple Spice Manicure & Pedicure” while sipping a complimentary “pink lady” martini. The treatment starts with a warm foot bath infused with spiced essential oils, followed by a luxurious lower-leg apple spice rub, and hot stone lower-leg massage utilizing warmed oil to increase circulation. Nails are then polished to perfection with the color of your choice. $100 for the 80-minute treatment. (Value $137) Available through Oct. 31, 2014. Ten percent of the proceeds are given to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Harrah's Resort Southern California, San Diego

Harrah’s SoCal, which unveiled a $160 renovation earlier this year, will host its 2nd Annual Battle of the Bras poker tournament Oct. 25 to raise awareness for the preventative health and treatment of breast cancer. The "Battle of the Bras Deep Stacks Poker Tournament" is a no limit hold ‘em poker tournament that will feature special celebrity guests and playmates. The event will kick off with a celebrity parade through the casino followed by celebrity meet-and-greets, a silent auction and then the tournament. Supporting the American Cancer Society, poker buffs have a $50 buy-in ($25 prize pool and $25 tax deductible donation) for $10,000 in non-negotiable tournament chips.


Acqualina Spa by ESPA, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Acqualina Spa by ESPA is taking part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encouraging guests to give the "gift of love" for the cure by a enjoying two-hours of treatment at the spa. Raising funds and awareness throughout the month of October, Acqualina Spa by ESPA will donate a portion of proceeds of all Gift of Love package purchases to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support breast cancer research. Guests will receive a complimentary Love Your Skin collection gift.

Bars & Restaurants

Spur Restaurant & Bar at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa Hotel | Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Spur Restaurant & Bar has created a series of Breast Cancer Awareness cocktails, available throughout the month of October, which are all made with cancer-fighting vitamins and antioxidant ingredients. Spur will also donate $2 per drink to the Women's Healthcare Fund at St. John's Hospital in Jackson Hole. Drinks include the Beet Cancer (beet infused gin, St. Germaine, simple syrup, orange bitters and egg whites) and the Teton Healer (Green tea vodka, yogurt, soda and mint), among others.

Bucato Restaurant, Los Angeles

When customers order the Sparkling Rose ($12 per glass/$48 per bottle), 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.

MKT Restaurant and Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Order the Vida Pink ($16) made with rum and champagne and $10 of each drink sold will be donated to the To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation.


With a workforce that's 70 percent women, the restaurant chain is supporting breast cancer research through The V Foundation. Throughout the month of October, Hooters-lovers can show their support for the fundraising campaign by sharing the hashtag #SupportOurHooters, snagging a 2015 Hooters calendar, sipping on a Pink Passion beverage or by “pinking up” their tab with a donation. The Hooters calendar girls are also making appearances around the U.S. to spread awareness for the campaign.

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