Sharon Reid


Ordinarily eating and swimming should not be combined due to the danger of cramping – most of the blood in your body is required for digesting, therefore severe cramps equals drowning! I remember being issued with this dire warning as a child – not sure who originally dispensed this valuable, albeit life saving advice, however this theory has long been debunked.* Rather than test this theory, I would still recommend waiting at least an hour after eating (a heavy meal) before going for a dip. Where is this preamble going? Well, Hong Kong’s the Dorsett Tsuen Wan, part of Dorsett Hospitality International has introduced an exclusive ‘Swim & Dine Package’, which was launched in celebration of the hotel’s spectacular new outdoor swimming pool.

Available now until 30th September the ‘Swim & Dine’ package includes special privileges from complimentary snacks and an all –inclusive board pass, to late check out until 14:00** and complimentary 3G Mobile Internet Access –  Unlimited IDD & Local Calls.

With its 547 guest rooms and suites all equipped with free Wi-Fi Internet access and technology-driven facilities, Dorsett Tsuen is perfectly suited for both business and leisure travellers, who can also take advantage of the ballroom and multi-function rooms which are equipped with state-of-the-art convention facilities, providing the ideal venue for private and corporate events.DTW_66236831_Dorsett_Tsuen_Wan_-_Splash_Suite_600x425_72dpi

Guests can enjoy expertly prepared international and local dishes, courtesy of the Dorsett Café, the hotel’s restaurant. While the delicious dishes can be worked off at the fitness centre, this includes the aforementioned swimming pool, spa and fully equipped gym.

Dorsett Tsuen’s excellent location; means that guests can easily access the delights of the local Tsuen Wan district, which offers an array of interesting monasteries and temples to visit -where old and new seamlessly collide. The airport is within close proximity and a free shuttle bus is available for hotel guest’s use. There is also easy access to Hong Kong’s major shopping centre and famous dining hubs like Tsim Sha Tsui or Mong Kok.

If you are planning a visit to Hong Kong between now and the end of September, throw caution to the wind and book Dorsett Tsuen’s exclusive ‘Swim & Dine’ package.


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** Subject to room availability