In a story that floated around late last week just as the weekend was about to get underway, The Daily Mail in the UK reported that the Bermondsey Hotel in London was suddenly banning pork and alcohol at their property, “in accordance with Sharia law.” That led to the inevitable questions regarding a similar policy for same-sex couples. After all, Sharia Law and all that.
Not so, said the Huffington Post. The hotel will accept gay guests but they are holding firm on the pork and alcohol ban.
Having been to the Middle East, policies like this are not uncommon. The difference is they are hotels located in the Middle East, not London. If you are a person who feels more comfortable in a hotel that does not serve pork and alcohol, you now have that option.
Will this policy change affect their business? Probably. Really won’t impact me because there are many other hotels in London that I prefer staying at. For those who don’t like this policy, do the same.