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Logically, those to whom the built environment belongs also have the right to transform it. Processes of legal appropriation and disappropriation almost always accompany changes in urban development situations. Fadi El-Khoury, owner of the legendary Hotel St. Georges on the bay in Beirut, staunchly refused to turn over his building – which had sustained a great deal of damage during the war – to the real estate company Solidere. Since 1994, Solidere has been developing the area along the Mediterranean coast under the authority of Rafik Hariri. Along with luxury hotels, a yacht marina with numerous cafés was built on the former St. Georges Bay. Small fishing boats were consequently prohibited. The hotel is thus the sole unrestored relic of the past. Solidere‘s urban planning politics have always been met with great resistance, particularly because of their disregard for the interests of most of the Lebanese population. Hotel St. Georges, then, is both an icon and a mouthpiece. The protest poster „Stop Solidere“ from 2004 was changed in the summer of 2013 to include “and discrimination“ after an Ethiopian migrant was denied entry to the swimming pool in the front of the hotel.