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  1. Sultan of Brunei Reportedly Aims to Acquire Plaza Hotel in New York

    11:04 am PDT 08/16/2014
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    Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is said to be favored to acquire the historic luxury hotel READ MORE

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  2. Beverly Hills Hotel Faces Protesters at GOP Congressman's Fundraiser

    7:12 pm PDT 08/08/2014
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    Rod Stewart's son Sean was spotted on the scene, apparently unaware of the protest. READ MORE

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  3. 48 Hours in Brunei: Hollywood Reporter Infiltrates the Underground Gay Scene

    7:00 am PDT 06/11/2014
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    As the Beverly Hills Hotel boycott enters its eighth week, a THR reporter finds that nearly everyone knows about the Hollywood outcry and feels sorry for their leader: "I believe I will go to hell." READ MORE

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  4. Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott: How Will It End?

    7:00 am PDT 06/11/2014
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    Two months into it, insiders offer up three likely scenarios. READ MORE

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  5. Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott: A Brief History of Brunei

    7:00 am PDT 06/11/2014
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    Yachts, fast cars, private jets — and universal health care for under a dollar! READ MORE

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  6. Members of Congress Urge Brunei to Repeal Anti-Gay Laws

    2:45 pm PDT 06/10/2014
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    More than 100 lawmakers have signed a letter asking Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.S. trade rep to insist that the Southeast Asian country take action or be expelled from trade talks. READ MORE

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  7. Shame on the Sultan of Brunei for Turning Employees Into Human Shields (Guest Column)

    12:32 pm PDT 06/04/2014
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    Claiming a boycott of Dorchester hotels is only hurting its employees is a smoke screen designed to hide criticism of a brutal regime, writes a Human Rights Campaign executive. READ MORE

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  8. Anna Wintour Joins Dorchester Hotels Boycott

    9:45 pm PDT 05/24/2014
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    Conde Nast says its employees will not stay at properties owned by the sultan of Brunei, with Glamour editor Cindi Leive telling The New York Times "This is about basic human rights." READ MORE

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  9. Barbara Davis Hosts Carousel of Hope Kickoff Luncheon

    1:21 pm PDT 05/21/2014
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    "I always ask people if they want to buy a table, but I wish we could buy back the Beverly Hills Hotel," lamented the host, referring to the traditional location of the luncheon. READ MORE

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  10. Cannes: Sultan of Brunei's Son Debuts Film Amid Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott

    12:35 pm PDT 05/14/2014
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    Prince Azim's foray into the film business — which includes a Hilary Swank movie shopped at Cannes — comes as the furor over his father’s anti-gay policy heats up. READ MORE

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  11. Beverly Hills Hotel Enlists 'Master of Disaster' Mark Fabiani as Consultant

    12:35 pm PDT 05/10/2014
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    UPDATED: The strategist had served as a special counsel to Bill Clinton and as a consultant to Lance Armstrong during the cyclist's doping scandal. READ MORE

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  12. ICM Partners Joins Boycott Against The Beverly Hills and Bel-Air Hotels

    12:56 pm PDT 05/09/2014
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    The agency has decided not to reimburse expenses for any of its employees at the two hotels. READ MORE

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  13. Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott: Polo Lounge Nearly Deserted (Except for One Actor)

    1:33 pm PDT 05/08/2014
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    The former power spot is a ghost town amid ballooning backlash of its Sharia law-endorsing owner, the Sultan of Brunei. READ MORE

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  14. Beverly Hills Mayor: City Wants Hotel Under New Ownership

    7:02 am PDT 05/07/2014
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    As the city council passes a resolution asking the government of Brunei to divest its ownership of the hotel, legendary director Rob Reiner joins those boycotting the Hollywood hot spot. READ MORE

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  15. Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott: The Economic Fallout

    5:00 am PDT 05/07/2014
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    An exodus due to anti-gay owner the Sultan of Brunei reveals "shockingly few" alternatives as events scramble for space and the hotel stands to lose millions of dollars. READ MORE

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  16. Haim Saban 'Interested' in Buying the Beverly Hills Hotel (Exclusive)

    5:45 pm PDT 05/06/2014
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    The billionaire said he would also like to purchase the Hotel Bel-Air from Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, whose properties are being boycotted by Hollywood because of his decision to enact Sharia law in his home country of Brunei. READ MORE

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  17. Beverly Hills Hotel Exec Says Hotel Is Being 'Unfairly Picked On'

    6:31 am PDT 05/06/2014
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    UPDATED: The CEO of parent company the Dorchester Collection insists the Hollywood hotspot, which has lost several high-profile events in recent days over the company's connection to an anti-gay law instituted in Brunei, has done nothing wrong. READ MORE

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  18. Jay Leno Joins Feminists at Beverly Hills Hotel Protest: 'What Year Is It, 1814?'

    3:09 pm PDT 05/05/2014
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    “Evil flourishes when good people do nothing," he said at Monday's rally in protest of the anti-gay laws that Brunei has just instituted. READ MORE

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  19. Hollywood Reporter Pulls Women in Entertainment Breakfast From Beverly Hills Hotel

    2:13 pm PDT 05/05/2014
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    This outlet's annual breakfast, which most recently honored Oprah Winfrey, will move after 20 years at the historic location in the wake of "despicable decisions by the Sultan of Brunei." READ MORE

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  20. Richard Branson Latest to Encourage Boycott of Beverly Hills Hotel

    1:02 pm PDT 05/04/2014
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    "No @Virgin employee, nor our family, will stay at Dorchester Hotels until the Sultan abides by basic human rights," the mogul wrote. READ MORE

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