In the past few years, you may have heard about a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel, due to the way the law in Brunei addresses intimate acts which are not treated as crimes in many other countries.
The Beverly Hills Hotel is one of nine owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who does business using the name Dorchester Collection.
This month, the enforcement of Shariah Law in Brunei became more strict. An existing boycott of Dorchester hotels has intensified because there is now a greater possibility of people in Brunei being stoned to death for homosexual acts and adultery. Laws in that country also state that limbs can be severed from convicted thieves.
Here’s a link to an article posted on The New York Times’ site yesterday. If you ever stay in plush hotels, please keep a copy of the accompanying list handy so you’ll know which places to avoid: