DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro held the second Pink Ribbon Gala on October 10, 2019, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This charity dinner was initiated by the hotel, collaborating with Breast Cancer Foundation and Prestige Indonesia, and focusing on raising awareness as well as a supportive action for survivors and fighters of breast cancer.
Aimed to rally more support for the cause and engage with like-minded audience, the Pink Ribbon Gala was a gathering place for both survivors and supporters of the campaign. The event incorporates direct donation from attendees, a silent auction with selected premium leisure packages from Hilton hotels and contributions from valued partners.
The dinner was accompanied with wonderful performances by some of Indonesia’s most talented artists, including Berto Pah, who played Sasando – a traditional music instrument from East Nusa Tenggara – followed by Glenn Fredly and Yura Yunita to mark the end of the memorable evening. All funds and proceeds collected from the gala are fully donated to Indonesia Breast Cancer Foundation, as part of the hotel’s commitment in supporting breast cancer fighters. The hotel was also honored with the presence of Mrs. Lestari Moerdijat, Vice Chairwomen of the Indonesian Consultative Assembly period 2019 – 2024, at the gala.
In addition, the hotel sponsored the Pink Fun Walk, which was arranged by Indonesia Breast Cancer Foundation on October 13, 2019. The event was joined by more than 200 participants, including 50 hotel’s Team Members activating the “Pink Bear” breast cancer awareness campaign, with the iconic pink stuffed bears from DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro.
This year, the hotel produced 1,500 pink bears that were distributed to numerous publicly- recognized personalities to further spread the fighting spirits and words of support for breast cancer survivors.
Nils-Arne Schroeder, Regional General Manager of Indonesia & Timor Leste and General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro said, “As one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, we always aim to make a meaningful impact on the communities we operate in. During the breast cancer awareness month, it is important that we do our part to raise awareness of the condition. This is the third year of our social campaign #DoubleTreePinkMonth and we are proud to have the second Pink Ribbon Gala to aid in realizing immediate positive result for the foundation. Dedicating our time and energy to the various activities and rallying our Team Members and the public together for this common cause is our way of showing our support for the survivors and patients of breast cancer.”
Linda Agum Gumelar, founder and chairwoman of Indonesia Breast Cancer Foundation said, “I feel deeply moved and have so much appreciation to the management of DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro, who are supporting this campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early detection for breast cancer. This is the third year of our collaboration and I look forward to reaching out to even more people to spread the message this year.”
Furthermore, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro also conducted various activities in the hotel, including dedicating several of the hotel’s key areas to be painted in pink to increase the awareness of Breast Cancer Month. The restaurants and bars prepared exclusive menus such as fresh “Royale Pink” and “Pink Me” beverages at OPEN} Restaurant and Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar; sweet “Pinky Lover” dessert at Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar; as well as the delicious “Koffee Pink” drink and “Raspberry Mousse with Raspberry Jelly” dessert at THE KOFFEE. Also available for purchase are Pink Tumbler for IDR 200,000 nett, whilst its Cookie Tin in Pink Special Package is priced at IDR 170,000 nett to spread the positive message in supporting breast cancer awareness.
Ideally suited for business and leisure travelers, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro is a 250-room hotel with five dining outlets including in-room dining. It is five minutes from the Central Business District, near multinational companies, embassies, government offices and the city center’s popular shopping, dining and entertainment landmarks such as Plaza Indonesia and Grand Indonesia.
DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro has innovative dining and entertainment options including the all-day dining restaurant OPEN}, featuring three show kitchen stations serving Indonesian, Asian and Western cuisine; Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar, a casual Mediterranean restaurant and bar serving selections of Italian Pasta and Pizza, Spanish Tapas and Ultimate ‘Grill Experience’; a day club IINDIGO offers a mouthwatering lite bites to nibble with the wide range of drink-selections in a fresh-air environment; THE KOFFEE offers a wide selection of freshly brewed coffees, choices of tea flavors and an evolving array of freshly made sweet and savory delicacy. All menu options are offered to dine in as well as for Grab and Go.
The hotel has comfortable and convenient features in its spacious guestrooms and suites such as DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet DreamsTM beds, a 42-inch LCD TV and a large workspace with internet access and Wi-Fi connectivity. It also has a wellness center featuring a 24-hour fitness center fully furnished with LifeFitness® health equipment. Located next to the swimming pool and kids’ pool, the wellness center has spa facilities with three therapy rooms and attached whirlpools.