Kuala Lumpur, 18th April 2019

Dorsett Wine Hour – An Australian Affair @ Dorsett Kuala Lumpur

It was the weekly Dorsett Wine Hour at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur. This night was specially lively and dazzling with a collaboration of the hotel and the Guildford Gammar School of Perth, Western Australia. There were close to 70 guests who showed up at the “Australian Affair” having to experience an authentic Aussie cultural night with some traditional performances and scrumptious array of Western delights served buffet-style from the classic Fish & Chips, Meat Pie to Trio of Apple Strudel, Pavlova & Lamington.

The evening started off with a group of 8 talents playing the String Septet, serenading guests with sentimental tunes of the Symphony Orchestra as soon as they arrived at the cocktail area. The repertoire was chosen for the Malaysian Cultural Tour which included the Australian Folk Music as well as some Malaysian Classics! As soon as guests were being ushered into the function room, a surprise opening act of the traditional Boodjar Bidi Dance Troupe performed by few young talents caught everyone’s attention. ‘Boodjar Bidi’ literally means ‘country pathways’ in the language of the Whadjuk Noongar people of Western Australia.  Each member of the Boodjar Bidi Dance Troupe has their own stories to tell, as well as their own journey that has brought them the 4 corners of Australia to Guildford Grammar School. This group specialises in Traditional Dance forms, where dance was the common language. Interestingly, two guests were being invited upon the dance floor to join the troupe for the dances and they proactively reacted to the Boodjar Troupe which was very entertaining.

The exclusive Dorsett Wine Hour was attended by VVIPs including Ms. Winnie Chiu, J.P President & Executive Director of Dorsett Hospitality International, Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng, Vice Chairman of Dorsett Hospitality International and Mr. Clarence Wong, Chief Operations Officer of Dorsett Hospitality International, South East Asia & China.

“Dorsett Hour is one of the group’s brand initiatives to provide an opportunity for our associates to mingle with the hotel guests and clients, to understand more about their needs for us to deliver a sincere personalized, engaged and remarkable stay experience. It is a weekly 1hour affair and normally a rather intimate one with max of 20 guests. Every so often we also do bigger events like this one where we collaborate with lifestyle and community driven events to enhance your experience with Dorsett and echoing DHI’s brand promise – ‘Stay Vibrant’ !

Tonight we have the honor to have the talented group of students from the Guildford Gammar School all the way from Perth, Western Australia to be part of exclusive Dorsett Hour, allowing us to experience the authentic Australian culture. Led by the charming Mr. Kieran Hurley, Director of Music of the Guildford Grammar School, the performance promises to be an exciting one.

Comes at a right time when DHI is about to have it’s first footprint in Australia , starting from Dorsett Gold Coast in 2021, followed by Dorsett Perth, Dorsett Melbourne and Dorsett Brisbane. So exciting times ahead for Dorsett Hospitality International,” said Adele Ang, General Manager of Dorsett Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Kieran Hurley, Director of Music of the Guildford Grammar School then introduced the Guildford Grammar Motown Band performed by more than 15 students who played the classics the Motown era in a band that comprised a full rhythm secion, a kicking brass section and a line-up of some of the most talented young singers you have ever heard. All students were from age 9 – 15. The band played few repertoires including Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, Prince’s “Purple Rain”, Adele’s “Skyfall”, The Temptations’ “My Girl” and many other classics under the leadership of Mr. Hurley as well as Mr. Mark Underwood, the Senior School Music Teacher who led the fantastic and talented young musicians.

As a token of appreciation to the bold, vibrant and brilliant students, Ms. Adele presented to Mr. Hurley a “Kompang”, a well-known traditional musical instrument among the Malay ethnic which is persistently played in a group with performances sitting, standing or walking, most of the time at Malay weddings. Some guests and associates danced and sang along with the group of students towards the end of the event joyfully.

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About Dorsett Hospitality International

Dorsett Hospitality International is one of Asia’s fastest-growing hotel groups. As a Hong Kong hospitality brand, we are proud to have an international footprint in 27 major cities worldwide with a total of 56 properties, including Dorsett Hospitality International’s 3 core brands: Dorsett Hotels & Resorts, d.Collection, and Silka, each with their own distinct identity and offerings to cater to diverse travel needs. Since the group’s establishment in Hong Kong in January 2007, we have grown by leaps and bounds with hotels across China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Continental Europe; more properties are planned in the development pipeline. 

In all that we do at Dorsett Hospitality International, we embrace a consistent and considered approach based around our four core values of Integrity, Inspiration, Innovation, and Initiative. With Dorsett Hospitality International, rest assured you’ll experience Hong Kong-inspired hospitality at its finest when you stay with us, whether you’re travelling for business or leisure. For more information on Dorsett Hospitality International, visit: www.dorsett.com.

Dorsett Kuala Lumpur – Media Contact

Melissa Tan

Marketing & Communications Manager

T:  +6016 2011 107

E:  melissa.tan@dorsetthotels.com