Christopher Cowdray- CEO of Dorchester Collection which owns the Beverly Hills hotel and Bel Air Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Sultan of Brunei, the ultra rich leader of the tiny country owns the newly renovated Beverly Hills hotel (along with upscale hotels around the world). In recent weeks, women rights and gay rights groups have called on a boycott of the Beverly Hills hotel, citing what they say is Brunei's oppressive human rights record.
Al Seib / Los Angeles Times
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