Hilton Hotels & Resorts Launches ‘Pride Colada’ Cocktails in Support of Stonewall
A special cocktail celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and culture with £1 from every sale, donated to our charity partner Stonewall
LONDON - In celebration of Pride events taking place across the country, Hilton Hotels & Resorts announces the return of its rainbow range of “Pride Colada” cocktails, in support of LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall.
Served in the six colours of the Pride flag but staying true to the classic coconut flavour of the Piña Colada, the celebratory drink highlights that regardless of how we appear on the outside, we are all the same on the inside.
From 27th June until 1st September, Hilton Hotels and Resorts properties will donate £1 from the sale of each “Pride Colada” cocktail to Stonewall. Stonewall is Britain’s leading LGBTQ+ charity. This initiative will help to create moments that matter for those celebrating Pride. Stonewall is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and champions the right for everyone to feel free, to be who they are, wherever they are.
“From London to Tel Aviv, San Francisco to Sydney, located in the heart of the action, our hotels are the perfect place to experience the best that Pride has to offer,” said Andreas Lackner, Regional Head, Full Service Brands, Hilton. “The Pride Colada represents inclusivity, boldness and vibrancy; the three values at the core of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and we are delighted that as a business, we have been recognised as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” for four consecutive years by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.”
The original Piña Colada was invented in 1954 at the Caribe Hilton In Puerto Rico before becoming a cocktail menu staple across the world. For those looking to enjoy the reimagined Pride Colada this summer, the cocktail will be available at the following Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties during select Pride events across the UK:
- Pride London (5 - 7 July) at London Hilton on Park Lane and The Waldorf Hilton, London
- Nottingham Pride (26 - 28 July) at Hilton Nottingham
- Liverpool Pride (26 - 28 July) at Hilton Liverpool City Centre
- Sheffield Pride (26 – 28 July) at Hilton Sheffield
- Brighton Pride (2 - 4 August) at Hilton Brighton Metropole
- Leeds Pride (3 - 5 August) at Hilton Leeds City
- Manchester Pride (22 – 25 August) at Hilton Manchester Deansgate
- Reading Pride (30 August – 1 September) at Hilton Reading
Hilton has recently been awarded the InterPride Life Seal of Approval for ongoing support and commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.
Those looking to join in the celebration and share their Pride Colada moment can do so by using the hashtag #PrideColada.
Supporting imagery was captured at Trader Vic’s within London Hilton on Park Lane, with drag queen Aaron Carty.
Stonewall is Britain’s leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality, working to create a world where every single person can be accepted without exception. It was founded in 1989 by a small group of people who wanted to break down barriers to equality. Stonewall continues to campaign and lobby government to change laws to ensure everyone, everywhere, is free to be themselves.
Stonewall works in partnership with a growing network of almost 800 organisations to help create real change for the better. It campaigns to eliminate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in communities, and empowers LGBT people and their allies to be role models wherever they live, work, study, shop, socialise or pray.
To get involved visit us at www.stonewall.org.uk
Registered charity number 1101255
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