A man for all seasons - how Issy Sharp built his hotel chain
Looking back on his more than 50 years in the hotels business, Isadore "Issy" Sharp is modest about his achievements.
"I've been fortunate to be a reasonable success," says the 85-year-old Canadian.
Mr Sharp's definition of "reasonable success" must be different to most people's, because he is the founder of the Four Seasons Hotels chain.
Starting with just one hotel in Toronto in 1960, the company he grew today runs 99 hotels in 33 countries, and enjoys annual revenues of more than $4bn (£3.1bn).
And despite Mr Sharp being halfway through his ninth decade, he... read more
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