ASCOT racecourse has pulled its recommendation for a five-star hotel after a Hollywood celebrity called for it to be boycotted in response to strict homosexuality laws being imposed by the bosses.

Coworth Park in Sunningdale, was amongst a selection of recommended hotels for when people are visiting Ascot for its racing events.

Dorchester Collections Hotel, Coworth Park, is owned by The Brunei Investment Agency, which funds nine exclusive hotels headed by the Sultan of Brunei.

The south-east Asian country has announced new laws making homosexuality punishable by stoning to death or whipping. Homosexual acts were already punishable by death by ten years imprisonment in Brunei.

The laws, as part of the country's interpretation of Sharia Law, also introduce amputation of the hands or feet as punishment for robbery, according to an announcement by the country's attorney general.

A spokesman for Ascot Racecourse, said: "We have, for the time being, removed Coworth Park from our recommended hotels list."

Gay rights activists, such as Elton John and Elen DeGeneres has called to boycott the hotels, which has been backed by George Clooney sparking international outrage.

He said: "I commend my friend, George Clooney, for taking a stand against the anti-gay discrimination and bigotry taking place in the nation of Brunei - a place where gay people are brutalised, or worse - by boycotting the Sultan's hotels.

A statement from the Dorchester Collection, said: "Dorchester Collection's code emphasises equality, respect and integrity in all areas of our operation, and strongly values people and cultural diversity amongst our guests and employees.

"Inclusion and diversity remain core beliefs as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination."