Four Seasons Hotel closure brings 43-year tradition of Joe Segal’s power lunches to an end/ CBC News
Joe Segal jokes he could hold a mortgage on the hotel with how much money he’s spent there
While sitting at his table at Yew Restaurant inside the Four Seasons Hotel, Joe Segal jokes he could hold a mortgage on the hotel with how much money he’s spent there.
“Weddings, anniversaries, I had my ninetieth birthday here,” says the billionaire philanthropist.
His joke isn’t far from the truth; Segal’s relationship with the hotel runs deep. Now 95, he’s been having lunch there for 43 years — five days a week.
He likens it to his marriage of 71 years to his wife, Rosalie. There were growing pains — the restaurant has had many new servers, chefs, managers — but they’ve always worked through it.
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