Four Seasons by Isadore Sharp
The Story of a Business Philosophy

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How did a child of immigrants, starting with no background in the hotel business, create the world’s most admired and successful hotel brand? And how has Four Seasons grown so dramatically, over nearly half a century, without losing its focus on exceptional quality and unparalleled service?
Isadore Sharp answers these questions in his inspiring memoir. He started out in Toronto, the son of a modest builder from Poland, but ambition and fate rapidly took him beyond his father’s three-man construction business.
Sharp learned the hotel business by trial and error. His breakthrough was a vision for a new kind of hotel, featuring superior design, top-quality amenities, and, above all, a deep commitment to service. Today, Four Seasons is widely recognized as the world leader in comfort and luxury—in fact, it sets the standard by which every luxury hotel is measured.


About Isadore Sharp

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Isadore Sharp is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels, Inc. He opened the first Four Seasons in Toronto in 1961, and the company now operates seventy-eight luxury hotels and resorts around the world, with more than twenty-five additional properties under development. He and his wife, Rosalie, are prominent philanthropists.
Published March 24, 2009 by Portfolio. 332 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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