BULL’S EYE: Cheers to the guy who said to hell with luxury

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BULL’S EYE: Cheers to the guy who said to hell with luxury

FREE TO READ | The late Hans Enderle knew a thing or two when he stripped all the frills for his City Lodge hotel group

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So Hans Enderle reached 77 before cancer got him by the bowels. The founder of the City Lodge (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=CLH) chain of hotels devoted his life to making us happy, which not many business people can say.

First he learnt how to feed us, as a chef, then he figured out what would make us reasonably cheerful when we opened the door to one of his hotel rooms. For many people that is a miserable moment; if you’re not in the mood, a hotel room can gnaw at your heart.

It doesn’t matter how posh it may be – the most soul-mangling spaces can be dickied up to try and fail to make you feel better. There you are, blind to all that, torn between masturbation and the minibar...

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