Hotels owned by homophobic Brunei

Hotels that fall under the Dorchester Collection are owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), this agency is government-controlled. Brunei is an extremely homophobic country, it is now considering implementation of the new law, according to which people would be whipped and stoned to death for being gay. The supposedly ‘luxurious’ hotel operator Dorchester Collection (owned by the Sultan of Brunei) manages nine five-star hotels through the UK (The Dorchester, London; 45 Park Lane, London; Coworth Park, Ascot), France (Plaza Athénée and Le Meurice, both in Paris), Italy (Principe di Savoia, Milan; Hotel Eden, Rome) and the USA (The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles). Such disturbing news has brought about a trending hashtag on Twitter, #BoycottBrunei, in which people are discussing which companies and businesses to avoid due to ties with the leader of this country. Among those to take part in the online discussion is Queer Eye‘s Bobby Berk and Hollywood actor George Clooney.