Liverpool Players Refuse to Stay at This Luxury Hotel in Qatar
2019 Champions League winners Liverpool refuse to stay at this five-star luxury hotel, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, in Qatar
5 Nov 2019

2019 Champions League winners Liverpool refuse to stay at the five-star luxury hotel Marsa Malaz Kempinski in Qatar during the FIFA Club World Cup on 11-21 December 2019 in Doha, Qatar.

Bird-eye view of Marsa Malaz Kempinski in Doha, Qatar.
Bird-eye view of Marsa Malaz Kempinski in Doha, Qatar.

Quoted from the Daily Mail, Jurgen Klopp's team refused because the migrant workers employed by the Marsa Malaz Kempinski hotel earned wages below the minimum wage, a violation of labor laws. For example, security officers at the hotel work for 12 hours in a hot temperature of 45 degrees Celsius and are only paid GBP 8, equivalent to IDR 145,000.

For reasons of social concern, Liverpool chose to move to another hotel that does not have a bad record in employment.

Guest room at Marsa Malaz Kempinski in Doha, Qatar
Guest room at Marsa Malaz Kempinski in Doha, Qatar

Marsa Malaz Kempinski is built on an artificial island called The Pearl in the city of Doha, Qatar. The hotel is in the center of Doha, 15 minutes to Doha Golf Club, Lagoona Mall, Souq Waqif and Museum of Islamic Art.