The annual lion dance was held in Dorsett Kuala Lumpur on the day of the hotel’s 20th anniversary celebratory party. Without the essential traditional lion dance performance, the Chinese New Year celebration would be incomplete. The lion dance is believed to prosper us with courage, stability and superiority. It started off with the acrobatic performance at the hotel’s lobby entrance, followed by the lion dance at the lobby and Windows lounge.

Hotel guests gathered to watch the stunning performance. Some kids were dancing along with the clashing cymbals, gong and drums accompanying the lion dance. Guests from Western countries were snapping pictures and recording the dance in awe.

The lions tossed mandarin oranges away for the guests and in house employees.  Everyone was happily catching the mandarin oranges as it symbolizes good fortune in the Chinese tradition. There was also a cute “Choi Sun Yeh” walking around with the lions, representing the Chinese God of prosperity. A small fire cracker lit up in flames at the lobby along with the lion dance and guests were clapping and capturing the scene. The lion dance later proceeded to Checkers Cafe at level 1, all function rooms in level 2 as well as the management’s office.

Located with Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle is Dorsett Kuala Lumpur not only represents Dorsett Hospitality International’s very 1st hotel in Malaysia but also within the group. The midscale hotel opened in 1998 with 322 guestrooms including 27 suites, four multi-functional space, a 24-hour gymnasium, Checkers Cafe – an all-day dining facility and Windows Lounge.