With wealthy Gulf tourists shunning Lebanon this summer, Hani Abdel Malek did not expect that hundreds of Syrians fleeing violence in their homeland would spare his luxury hotel a bad season. All 82 of the Al-Safat hotel’s suites were empty just a week ago, but in just a single day last week, they were all filled up. "Syrian families started to arrive," said Abdel Malek. "All of them are from Damascus. I didn’t ask any questions. For me, they are not refugees. They are clients." [Link]