Marriott hotels has apologized to Gil Ofarim, a German Jewish singer who was asked to remove his Star of David necklace by staff at the Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany before he would be allowed to check in.

"We were shocked and saddened to see the video posted by Gil Ofarim regarding the Westin Leipzig," said a Marriott spokesperson. "We have reached out to Mr Ofarim to express how deeply sorry we are for his experience."

The spokesperson said that Marriott takes the matter "extremely seriously" and will support the police investigation into the incident.

"The third-party hotel operator has advised us that its employee involved in this matter has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation," the spokesperson said. "Marriott International is committed to welcoming all. We condemn anti-Semitism in all its forms and any discrimination whether it be based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or abilities."

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