In the last century, medicine has undergone a radical change. Thanks to the efforts of pioneers and visionaries, doctors are now able to help patients in ways previously never thought possible. Patients who may have once faced problems such as medical conditions that pose a threat to lives or medical conditions that were once thought nearly incapable of treatment can now find medical help and even a cure. This is particularly true of the field of plastic surgery. Using new techniques, doctors have been able to offer their patients all kinds of help in many different and possibly unexpected ways. Skilled plastic surgeons can help a burn patient get skin grafts and recover motion in an affected limb or inject harmless material into a brow that can literally erase wrinkles. The hard work of such pioneers has helped patients look and feel better often after a single session with a surgeon.
One of those who has worked hard to help patients is the esteemed Dr. Rod Rohrich
. Dr. Rod Rohrich
has been working in this area of medicine for many decades. During this time, he has helped thousands of patients recover from illness and find it easier to regain function even after a serious accident. Dr Rod Rohrich has also helped patients who want to combat the effects of aging and look younger. His work has led to the development of various kinds of surgical techniques that have been shown to be highly efficacious and allow patients to get long lasting results that can greatly improve the quality of their lives. His years of research have helped show other surgeons what it possible to do help patients surgically. Under his supervision and his methodology, his fellow doctors have been able to learn about the many new ways they can help their patients.
Dr Rod Rohrich was born in a small town in North Dakota. Here, on the great plains of America, he started to hone his skills in the field of biology. As an undergraduate, Dr. Rod Rohrich earned his basic degrees from North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. After graduation, Dr Rod Rohrich entered Baylor College of Medicine. Dr Rod Rohrich’s training here convinced him that the field of plastic surgery was the right field. His later training included the additional stints at Oxford University and Harvard University. Since then, he has devoted his time to medical training and advancing the field further.
As one of the leading figures in the luxury hotel industry today, CEO Christopher Cowdray demonstrates through his development of the Dorchester Collection that assembling a successful hospitality brand requires both discipline and real estate knowledge. Both skills have enabled him to succeed in a highly competitive field.
An Extraordinary Collection of Hotels
The prestigious chain of properties within his company’s portfolio do not fit an image of standardized upscale commercial units; rather, every single site maintains highly individual amenities of its own. A guest could travel between different Dorchester Collection suites in multiple countries during a trans-Atlantic vacation and encounter an interesting, unique atmosphere during every visit. This variety adds an elegant, affluent quality to the logo Mr. Cowdray oversees.
His background allows him to use experienced real estate judgment in emphasizing the specific ambiance of each of the magnificent establishments included within the group. From magnificent English country estates to sprawling, glitzy Bel-Air California icons, the amazing properties in the Dorchester Collection remain a credit to Christopher Cowdray’s managerial talents. How did he develop the skills to encompass so many distinctive, fine hotels into a single cohesive, highly successful, hospitality domain?
Managing Hotels in Many Different Places
Christopher Cowdray benefits from an extensive background in the hospitality industry. After graduating from Columbia University Business School’s Executive Program he served as a manager at upscale hotels in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Consequently, his career allowed him to observe the daily operations of facilities offering world-class accommodations to overnight guests in many different settings.
He honed his ability to distill the essential aspects of providing first rate service in the hospitality industry in any location, a talent that he has transferred to the benefit of the guests who stay at Dorchester Collection properties. This accomplishment contributed to his receipt of a prestigious industry award, the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Hospitality Awards.
Guests who visit only one of the Dorchester Collection properties likely form favorable impressions of their stay in a unique and welcoming hotel environment. Yet they may also develop a preference when traveling for selecting other hotels owned by the brand in order to sample the distinctive settings of each locale. No two are exactly alike. By capitalizing on this feature, the Dorchester Collection and Christopher Cowdray have obtained the highest possible accolades from peers in the hospitality industry.
It is a challenge to incorporate local architecture into a modern design, but JMH Development and Jason Halpern have done just that in South Beach, Florida. They have recently announced their second development property, Three Hundred Collins, with a projected opening of 2017. Jason Halpern, developer and conservationist, is putting the finishing touches on Aloft South Beach. Aloft is due to open in May of this year and features a 24 hour fitness center, outdoor pool, and 2,349 square feet of conference rooms and meeting space. The project is a renovation of Motel Ankara, an original mid-century landmark in South Beach. With careful attention to detail and respect for the history of the building, JMH Development has also added an eight-story tower to the property.
Creating a luxurious atmosphere is at the forefront of JMH Development’s mission. Following closely behind that belief is the nature of preservation. They have created beautiful properties in Brooklyn and Queens and have expanded their design savvy to include South Beach, Florida. Their second property in that area, Three Hundred Collins, will be a 19-residence luxury condominium building in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach. With thoughtful attention to the culture and history of the area, the luxury condos will have a concierge, 75 foot pool, beautiful 18 foot ceilings in some units, and expansive terraces.
According to this Biz Journal article, rumor has it that JMH Development is in the process of finalizing a third property in Florida as well. A recent purchase of 2901 Indian Creek Boulevard, and plans for a 30,000-square-foot residential development, will be proposed to the city in the very near future.
Jason Halpern learned to love construction and architecture at a young age from his father and continues that tradition by spending as much time as he can with his son who loves to accompany his dad to work. Halpern believes in preserving the style, culture, and architecture of the properties that he has developed, and Halpern wants to add to the communities around the buildings. He volunteers his time building houses for Habitat for Humanity, and will continue to give back to the neighborhoods where his developments are completed.