The Nine Luxury Hotels George Clooney Wants You To Boycott Over Brunei
George Clooney is urging travellers and Hollywood executives to boycott a chain of luxury hotels as Brunei prepares to make homosexuality and adultery punishable by death.
Hotels including The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and 45 Park Lane in London are part of the Dorchester Collection, a chain owned by The Brunei Investment Agency, which is headed by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
In a column for Deadline last week, Clooney warned that, on April 3, Brunei will "begin stoning and whipping to death any of its citizens that are proved to be gay" or who commit adultery.
The actor acknowledged that while a boycott would affect the chain's local hotel employees who have "no part in the ownership of these properties", it was important for the global community to condemn Brunei's anti-LGBTQ+ laws.
"...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," said Clooney.
He added that he's learned that "murderous regimes" don't respond to public shaming tactics.
"But you can shame the banks, the financiers and the institutions that do business with them and choose to look the other way," he said.
These are the nine hotels in London, Los Angeles, Berkshire, Paris and Rome that Clooney is calling for travellers to boycott:
The Dorchester, London
45 Park Lane, London
Coworth Park, Berkshire
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Le Meurice, Paris
Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris
Hotel Eden, Rome
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
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