Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwire) - In support of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Raffles Amrita Spa at Raffles Dubai will be hosting a "Pink Day" on Friday, 22nd October. 100% of the proceeds from all manicures and pedicures, Trendz Ladies & Gents Salon offerings, and luxurious spa treatments will be donated to the Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Programme. In support of this initiative, all colleagues will be donating their pay that day to ensure that 100% of the proceeds go directly to the charity. Pink cupcakes, mocktails, t-shirts, hats and breast cancer informational brochures will be given to everyone supporting "Pink Day".

In addition, Raffles Dubai will be giving away a luxurious "Raffles Goes Pink" package to a breast cancer survivor nominated by a friend or family member. The exquisite package includes one night in a majestic 150 sqm Diplomatic Suite complete with 24 hour butler service, choice of two 60 minute spa treatments and Raffles Roast Friday brunch for two. Nominations will be accepted up until 21st October by telling the inspirational story of a breast cancer survivor via email at [email protected] Winner will be announced at the Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Programme walk on Friday, 29th October. There will also be a formal cheque presentation to the Safe and Sound Programme, of all proceeds raised by Raffles Dubai.

Launched in 1997, Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Programme is one of the region's largest, most comprehensive breast cancer awareness campaigns. The programme offers year round educational seminars, support groups, free mammograms and pays the treatment bills of women who cannot otherwise afford it. The main source of revenue is the annual breast cancer walk each October.

In addition to donating treatments from the "Pink Day", colleagues of Raffles Dubai will be participating in the annual walk on 29th October. Raffles Dubai is committed to supporting environmental and community care initiatives via the Raffles REACH (Rendering Encouragement, Assistance, Care and Hope) Programme, by leading the way to support worthy causes worldwide.

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Raffles' relentless pursuit of service excellence has earned its hotels and resorts a legion of international accolades, including Condé Nast World's Best Places to Stay and Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards. Its flagship Raffles Hotel Singapore was voted Best Hotel in Asia for four consecutive years by readers of Ultratravel magazine by The Daily Telegraph while Raffles Beijing Hotel was named Best Luxury Hotel by Travel Weekly China in 2009. In addition, Raffles Hotels & Resorts is consistently ranked among the world's top 10 hotel brands in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards.

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Raffles Hotels & Resorts' award-winning collection of legendary hotels includes:

1. Raffles Hotel, Singapore
2. Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
3. Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
4. Raffles Beijing Hotel, China
5. Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates
6. Raffles Tianjin, China
7. Raffles Makkah Palace, Saudi Arabia
8. Raffles Paris -- Le Royal Monceau (2010)

Future Additions include:

1. Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
2. Raffles Makati, Philippines
3. Raffles Sanya, Qingshui Bay, China
4. Raffles Konottaa, Maldives
5. Raffles Jakarta, Indonesia
Sarah Omolewu, Public Relations Manager
P: +971 4 324 8828
W: www.raffles.com

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