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These 9 hotels are owned by anti-LGBT Brunei and should be avoided


There are several hotels around the world that you should avoid as they are owned by the anti-LGBT east Asian country, Brunei, which is set to introduce a ‘death by stoning’ law as a punishment for homosexuality.

Hotels that fall under the Dorchester Collection are owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), which is a government-owned corporation.

Homosexuality is illegal in Brunei, punishable by up to ten years in prison. The country is also reportedly planning to introduce further anti-LGBT laws that could see people stoned to death for homosexuality.

Which hotels are owned by Brunei?

1. The Dorchester, London, UK

2. The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, USA

3. Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

4. Le Meurice, Paris, France

5. Principe di Savoia, Milan, Italy

6. Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, USA

7. Coworth Park, Ascot, UK

8. 45 Park Lane, London, UK

9. Hotel Eden, Rome, Italy

Staying in these hotels will merely line the pockets of an anti-LGBT country’s government. So, whether you’re travelling to London, Beverly Hills, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles or Rome, you now know which hotels not to go to.

George Clooney has said that he will boycott the hotels: “Every single time we stay at or take meetings at or dine at any of these nine hotels we are putting money directly into the pockets of men who choose to stone and whip to death their own citizens for being gay or accused of adultery.”

He continued: “Brunei is a Monarchy and certainly any boycott would have little effect on changing these laws. But are we really going to help pay for these human rights violations? Are we really going to help fund the murder of innocent citizens?”