Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s (SLH) has unveiled its first artist collaboration with Malaysian artist Beatrice Oh to expand holiday horizons for guests.
Oh’s storybook characters, Dumpling the Tiger and Li, will invite viewers to follow them on travel adventures around the world through a series of illustrations detailing the characters’ unexpected adventure and friendship as they set off on a worldwide expedition in search of Dumpling’s home. In the process, the duo will traverse diverse destinations, try out new activities, and get acquainted with the local communities as they try to find out where Dumpling’s home may be.
Viewers are invited to join in their whimsical adventures via social media and encouraged to take a step to go on new travel adventures on their own. There will also be limited edition Dumpling the Tiger memorabilia and complimentary stays at SLH hotels to be given away, as well as travel-themed stickers available on GIPHY, Whatsapp, LINE and WeChat.
“Dumpling the Tiger was created as a little love letter to my place of origin – Malaysia, to bring out the culture and warmth of the people I grew up with,” said Beatrice Oh. “I hope the story brings readers some form of simple escapism and joy where we are free to roam about with a wild animal through familiar and new landscapes beyond.”
Richard Hyde, managing director, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, said: “Dumpling and Li are relatable characters for the brand to showcase standout experiences at our characterful collection of hotels in unusual places, giving users a window into the world out there waiting for them to explore, and in the process, enrich their inner lives.”