According to Reuters news agency, a Scandinavian media survey found that three of the 69 hotels on FIFA’s official list of recommended accommodations do not allow same-sex couples to stay together. These are Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, The Torch Doha and Magnum Hotel & Suites Westbay.
At twenty other hotels, same-sex couples are welcome, as long as they do not make this public. A total of 33 hotels have indicated that they have no problems booking same-sex place.
Homosexuality is prohibited in Qatar. The country will host the FIFA World Cup from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
FIFA’s website does not mention possible discrimination based on sexuality in the World Cup hotels in Qatar. FIFA said in a statement to Reuters that the organization has been made aware of the report and has contacted authorities in Doha to ensure that the said hotels are once again under the strict control of what be required of sent guests. in a non-discriminatory manner.
Wyndham Grand Regency Doha has responded to Reuters and said it will not discriminate. The Torch refers to a statement of its own, while Magnum Hotel & Suites declined to comment immediately.