20 September 2018

UK: Two Muslims in Niqab banned from tea room in Ritz Hotel London

On September 17, two women in Niqab, one from the north of London, arrived at the Ritz Hotel “the finest 5 star Luxury hotel in Piccadilly”, London, to celebrate their friend’s birthday.

They had made reservation a the tea room. They had also ordered a birthday cake.

When they reached the Ritz and were going towards the tea room, they were told by hotel management that they would not be allowed into the tea room.

The women were shocked, offended and disappointed to hear that they wouldn’t be able to celebrate the birthday in hotel they had booked in advance.

In a recorded video of the encounter, the hotel management person says they the reservation was cancelled and that they will be refunded the costs.

The Muslim women said they would provide him with their IDs.

The hotel person replied: “I’m really sorry”.

The women were clearly upset demanded to speak to the Manager but were refused.

The Ritz website clearly states that “due to the Ritz’s elegant hotel architecture, guests need to arrive within a dress code allowed by the Ritz. Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie (jeans and sportswear are not permitted for either ladies or gentlemen) for afternoon tea in The Palm Court.” There is no mention of prohibition of face veil. [The Muslim News] Read more