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Bryan Yeoh 

Executive Director of Starhill Hotels, Australia

澳大利亚Starhill 酒店执行董事

The YTL group of companies have always stood steadily against the test of time by turning the right opportunity into the right entity with enduring values. The YTL name is about building properties, businesses and services that are not simply lasting, but worthy of longevity.  

Executive director for Starhill Hotels in Australia, Bryan Yeoh took a bit of time to talk to us about the impressive YTL legacy and powerhouse. “Part of the YTL Corporate Group in Malaysia, Starhill Hotels, namely Sydney Harbour Marriott, Melbourne Marriott and Brisbane Marriott are under the listed arm of YTL Hospitality REIT, while Westin Perth is under YTL Hotels and Properties – the hospitality arm of YTL Group.”

From Yeoh’s standpoint, the hotel industry in Australia has a lot to offer and provides good investment returns. It is the backbone of the tourism trade that produces a sustained growth in visitors, business travellers and strong trading fundamentals with a balanced long-term supply and demand. This makes Australia an attractive and ideal investment location for YTL. “The opportunity came when the Commonwealth Property Hotel fund wanted to offload their hotels of which YTL was successful in bidding.”

YTL hotels are perpetually improving and focussing on achieving customer satisfaction, optimal profit margins and maintaining competitive advantage. These attributes empower us to gain an aura of success and desirability, that set us apart from our competitors.

They managed to turn the properties into thriving holiday destinations. “We are very passionate, we manage every hotel through an owner’s perspective, and upon building trust, understanding and cooperation with its partners.” With discipline, commitment and value-added products, YTL offers memorable guest experience and consistent world-class service. Their high-performance team is powered by family culture that encourages honesty, diligence, moral responsibility, vitality and togetherness. “We like to invest in people to bring out the best in them. The staff would need to have passion in what they do and share the same ideas, to believe in themselves in delivering YTL’s vision.”

The healthy and vibrant tourism market, particularly in Melbourne, will attract investors and propel the hotel industry to the next level of maturity.

With the YTL brand, quality and return-of-investment are not mutually exclusive. “Disregarding the star level of hotels, guest experience and staff service will always make a difference. The extra mile will go a long way.” YTL hotels are perpetually improving with a great degree of consistency and competitive innovation.  

Yeoh has an even more accomplished team keeping the home fires burning. “My wife Cassy and I have three children – one son and two daughters. My son Ivan specialises in interactive digital media. My elder daughter Rachel is married and my youngest daughter, Theresa is currently pursuing a master’s degree in optometry in the University of Melbourne. Very soon Cassy and I will be empty nesters.”

He loves golf but does not have much time to indulge. In the early years, this exuberant personality wanted to pursue a more creative profession in design but unfortunately that was not on ‘mom’s-choice-list’. Therefore, he ended up studying accountancy.

Where do you see yourself ten years from now? “I hope to be lazing on the beach with my wife, enjoying our favourite drinks. I’ll be 67 years old by then… what more can I say?” 

YTL集团酒店一直不断前进,并专注于完美实现客户满意度、最佳利润率和保持竞争优势。这些属性使我们笼罩在成功和备受欢迎的光环中,有别于竞争对手。

杨忠礼集团(YTL Group)始终坚持不懈地经受住时间的考验,将准确的商机转化为具持久价值的实体产业。YTL这个品牌阐述了不仅是恒久运用的房地产、商业和服务理念,还有保值效应。

澳大利亚Starhill 酒店执行董事Bryan Yeoh花了点时间介绍让人印象深刻的杨忠礼集团传统精髓和商业实力。“Starhill酒店作为马来西亚杨忠礼集团的一部分,也即是悉尼海港万豪酒店、墨尔本万豪酒店和布里斯班万豪酒店,皆隶属于杨忠礼酒店房地产信托基金(YTL Hospitality REIT)的上市子公司,而珀斯威斯汀酒店则是集团旗下酒店房地产部子公司。”

从Bryan Yeoh的角度解析,澳大利亚的酒店业存在许多投资亮点,也具备丰厚的投资回报,其中包括旅游贸易的支柱因素,带来了游客、商务旅客的持续增长和强劲的贸易基本面,以及平衡的长期供应和需求。这促使澳大利亚成为吸引该集团的理想投资点。“当时机会降临,因为英联邦产业酒店基金(Commonwealth Property Hotel Fund)希望转手他们的酒店,而YTL成功中标。”

他们设法把境况欠佳的房地产蜕变为繁荣的度假胜地。“我们怀抱热情,以业主的视野来管理每一家酒店,并与合作伙伴建立稳固的信任、理解与协作关系。”

健康且充满活力的旅游市场,尤其是墨尔本,将大量吸引投资者,推动酒店业迈入更成熟的下一个阶段。

而凭借严谨的管理、敬业的精神和高附加值的产品,YTL为宾客提供令人难忘的最佳体验和始终如一的世界级服务。他们的高效团队以鼓励诚实、勤奋、道德责任、活力和团结等家庭文化方式提供动力。“我们喜欢投资于人,让他们发挥出最好的一面。员工需要对本身的工作充满激情,分享共同的信念,相信自身能够实现YTL的愿景。”

对于YTL品牌来说,质量和投资回报并非相互排斥的概念。“其实如果忽略酒店的星级,客人的感受体验和员工的服务才是造就与众不同的关键。多走一英里路会走得更远。“YTL集团酒店一直不断前进,保持高度的一致性和富有竞争力的创新。

至于 Bryan Yeoh 还有一支更出色的团队,延续家庭的激情燃烧。“我的妻子Cassy和我有三名孩子,一名儿子和两名女儿。儿子Ivan专门研究交互式数字媒体,长女Rachel已结婚了,小女儿Theresa目前正在墨尔本大学攻读视光学硕士学位。当然在不久的将来,Cassy和我将成为空巢老人。”

他热爱高尔夫球,但没有太多时间纵情享受。早年,这位精力充沛的人士原想追求更有创意的设计领域,但不幸的是,这并不是“母亲的选择”。因此,他最终选择了会计专业。

而关于十年后你会怎么样的问题,他的回答是:我希望和妻子在海滩上慵懒地躺着,享受我们着最喜爱的饮料。那时候我已经67岁了……还有什么可说?”

By Billie Ooi-Ng Lean Gaik      

Cut & Class 品味重塑

Dr Nicole Yap
Breast and Skin Oncoplastic Surgeon
乳腺肿瘤整形及内分泌外科医生

Delightfully Australian with a dash of Hakka, and plenty of smarts, Dr Nicole Yap is the director of Breast Institute Australia, and is the leading expert in breast and skin oncoplastic surgery in Australia. Her other interests include endocrine surgery and the treatment of varicose veins. Dr Yap has practices at St Vincent’s, Epworth, Mulgrave and Holmesglen Private.

One of the few Melbourne practitioners who specialises in the dual practice of tumour removal, by mastectomy with breast reconstruction, Dr Yap will be opening a new fully integrated clinic under Breast Institute Australia in Prahran, early 2020. Aiming to provide a service for breast and skin issues, both pathological and aesthetic, the clinic will house a general practitioner, breast and skin oncoplastic surgeon, oncologist, radiology, dietitian, physiotherapist, breast care nurse and a beautician specialising in counteracting hormonal changes associated with menopause and breast cancer treatment, and eyelash and eyebrow feathering to counteract the effects of chemotherapy.

Believe in yourself, trust your instincts and never let anyone put you down.

“Currently breast cancer affects one in seven women and is the leading cause of cancer death in females. Breast cancer need not be a death sentence if women are in tune with their bodies. Early diagnosis is key to survival and women should seek advice if concerned about any signs of a breast lump, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, or breast skin tethering or dimpling.”

After training in plastic surgery, Dr Yap completed her fellowship in general surgery. Her speciality is in combining surgical cancer treatment of the breast with plastic surgical techniques to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result.

“The techniques of breast oncoplastic surgery allows removal of the cancer, as a lump or mastectomy, whilst maintaining a good shape. This allows better psychological response to further treatment such as chemotherapy, as well as counteracting the potential distortion of the breast from radiotherapy”. This has led to her being voted as finalist in MyFaceMyBody Awards in the Best Practice, Best Patient Experience and Best Aesthetic Practice categories. Dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the cosmetic beauty industry, MyFaceMyBody Awards celebrates the best in the aesthetics business.

Dr Yap’s breast oncoplastic work was augmented by training at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, and participating at the Breast Oncoplastic Workshop Royal College of Surgeons, London. She further honed her skills by working with leading breast oncoplastic surgeon, Dr Krishna Clough at the Clinique Bizet in Paris, and more recently with Dr Emmanual Delay at Leon Berard cancer centre and Clinique Charcot.

Breast cancer need not be a death sentence if women are in tune with their bodies. Early diagnosis is key to survival.

An authority on breast reconstruction and augmentation using both implants and autologous fat grafting, she has presented at the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery Congress, Rome and World Congress of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell, Guangzhou, China. She has also presented at IPRAS Sydney, and EPRAS, Vienna.

A prolific surgical and community awareness educator with previous experience as examiner of medical students at Monash University, she has represented The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in a presentation regarding ‘Changing trends in breast cancer and the implications to the management of this disease’ to the Minister of Health.

Within the last year, she was invited to be judge and presenter of the USA MyFaceMyBody Awards at the Beverley Wilshire Hotel; featured in The Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetic Leaders publication; invited as faculty member of first Global Virtual Aesthetic Symposium, and was awarded a Certificate of Outstanding Service by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Among numerous appointments, Dr Yap is deputy chair of the VRC of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a RACS representative of the Cancer Council of Victoria Medical and Scientific Committee, AMA Councillor, past president of the Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria, a board member of Pink Hope, vice president of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria, a member of Breast Surgeons ANZ Society, Australian Society of Breast Disease, COSA (Clinical Oncological Society of Australia), Australian & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons, and Australian & New Zealand Society of Phlebologist. 

An upbeat and witty personality, even in the face of grave issues like cancer and mortality, she imparts soulful words, “Believe in yourself, trust your instincts and never let anyone put you down.” 

Nicole Yap 医生除了是拥有客家特质的爽直澳大利亚人,同时也是澳大利亚最好的乳腺肿瘤整形和内分泌外科医生之一。她是澳大利亚乳腺癌研究所的总监,也曾在圣文森特 (St Vincent’s)、爱普沃斯(Epworth)和马尔格雷夫 (Mulgrave)私立医院实践服务。

身为墨尔本少数专门从事肿瘤切除和乳房重塑双重实践的医生,Nicole将于2020年初在澳大利亚Prahran乳腺癌研究所属下开设一家全新的整体性诊所。这旨在提供一站式诊所,针对男女患者的乳腺癌和皮肤问题,诊所将网罗全科医生, 乳房肿瘤整形外科医生、肿瘤学家、放射科医生、营养师、理疗师,乳房保健护士和美容师,以专攻研究更年期荷尔蒙变化与乳腺癌治疗,修剪睫毛和眉毛以抵消化疗的影响。

相信你自己,信任你的直觉,永远不要让任何人打击你。

“目前,每7名女性中就有1人患乳腺癌,也是女性癌症病患死亡的主要原因。如果女性与她们的身体状况保持步调一致,那么乳腺癌并非被判死刑。早期诊断是生存的关键,一旦有任何乳房肿块、乳头溢液、乳头内翻、乳房皮肤栓紧或凹陷的迹象,妇女应该寻求治疗建议。”在接受整形外科训练后,Nicole完成了她的普通外科学术资格。她的专长是将乳腺癌手术治疗与整形技术相结合,以达到美观的效果。

“乳腺肿瘤整形手术的技术可以使患者对化疗和放疗等进一步治疗产生更好的反应,同时保持优美的体型。”这让她获得了MyFaceMyBody最佳实践奖、最佳患者体验奖和最佳美学实践奖的最终入围。“MyFaceMyBody”大奖被称为“医美界奥斯卡”,是为了表彰美容行业的佼佼者而设。

Nicole医生的乳腺癌整形技术通过在米兰欧洲肿瘤研究所的培训和参与伦敦皇家外科医师学院乳腺癌整形讲习班取得充分实践。她进一步磨练技能,与领先的乳腺肿瘤整形外科医生Dr Krishna Clough在Clinique Bizet工作,近期则与医生专家Dr Emmanual Delay在里昂贝拉尔癌症中心和Clinique Charcot工作。

如果女性与她们的身体状况保持步调一致,那么乳腺癌并非被判死刑。早期诊断是生存的关键。

她是利用植入物和自体脂肪移植进行乳房重建和隆胸的权威,曾在罗马国际整形外科协会大会和中国广州举行的再生医学与干细胞世界大会上发表演讲。她也曾在悉尼国际美容整形外科协会(IPRAS)和维也纳的EPRAS会上演说。身为莫纳什大学多产的外科教育工作者和医学生审查员,曾代表澳大利亚皇家外科学院(Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)向卫生部进行一场关于“乳腺癌的变化趋势以及对乳腺癌管理的影响”之研讨报告。

在过去的一年里,她被邀请作为评委和推荐者,出席美国 Beverley Wilshire 酒店举办的“MyFaceMyBody”大奖,登上全球100位美学领袖出版杂志的特写,并获得澳大利亚皇家外科学院颁发的优秀服务证书。

此外,她也身兼多项职务,作为澳大利亚皇家外科学院VRC的副主席、维多利亚州医学和科学委员会癌症委员会代表、澳大利亚医学会委员、维多利亚州华人医学会的前任主席、Pink Hope的董事会成员与维多利亚州的医学法律学会副主席。还有ANZ乳腺癌外科医师学会、澳大利亚乳腺疾病学会、澳大利亚临床肿瘤学会-COSA,澳大利亚和新西兰内分泌外科以及澳大利亚和新西兰的静脉学会成员。

她天性乐观风趣,即使面对癌症和死亡等凝重问题,她也会坚定且富含感情地说:“相信你自己,信任你的直觉,永远不要让任何人打击你。”

THE FUTURE OF ROTHELOWMAN ARCHITECTS 远见卓识

Kim Lowman

Founding Principal – Director of Rothelowman Architects

Rothelowman Architects 创始人 – 董事

After working briefly in Hong Kong, Rothelowman Architects’ founding principal and Director, Kim Lowman returned to Australia in 1991 to conquer Australia’s architecture world. With over 155 employees across offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney as well as international clients from China; Rothelowman Architects is a prominent name that has often been referred to as a paragon of the Australian architecture industry. 

Kim believes that the secrets to Rothelowman’s success is a clear business development strategy, flexibility and employing talented and trustworthy employees.

“Our edge comes from the fact that we have repeat clients, a state-of-the-art design process, a thorough understanding of the factors that impact the wider property industry, a willingness to innovate design solutions and a commitment to staff and research”, said Mr Lowman.  

As architectural and design studios generally require a suite of compatible skills across all aspects of a project’s delivery, Mr Lowman stresses the importance of impeccable communication skills and nurturing learning environment that is embedded into Rothelowman’s graduate programme. 

With a diverse range of projects varying from $5 million to $600 million AUD and a fully integrated design studio led by international designer Matthew Dalby; Rothelowman is fully equipped to maintain an exemplary standard of quality for every project. 

“We strongly encourage clients to discuss a site prior to acquisition. It’s generally a partnership approach that converts feasibilities into realities. The notion of an inspirational idea responding to a site that is viable, responsible, and timeless excites us.” 

When asked about the challenges Rothelowman faces, Mr Lowman said,” Embracing change is everyone’s challenge. As economic conditions change we make it our business to explore new building typologies to suit a market”.

Mr Lowman strongly emphasised the importance of working with all stakeholders towards achieving a satisfactory outcome for each party and praised the merits of institutions that reward innovation.

“We strongly encourage clients to discuss a site prior to acquisition. It’s generally a partnership approach that converts feasibilities into realities. The notion of an inspirational idea responding to a site that is viable, responsible, and timeless excites us,” said Mr Lowman.

Despite it not being a large project, Rothelowman is most proud of their award-winning work on the “Pillar of Hawthorn” – a respectful interpretation of the rich heritage and timeless nobility that defines Hawthorn. Sandwiched between a heritage church and sensitive interfaces with neighbouring residents; this project resolves all constraints with clarity and lifts the experiences of neighbours, pedestrians and future inhabitants of Hawthorn.

Mr Lowman is excited about the future and believes the best part of his career lies in a journey of constant learning, joy and passion for one’s craft.  

1991年,Rothelowman Architects的创始负责人兼总监Kim Lowman在香港短暂工作后重返澳大利亚,征服澳大利亚的建筑世界。在墨尔本、布里斯班、悉尼等地拥有超过155名员工,并获得包括来自中国的国际客户的赞赏。Rothelowman Architects除了响当当的名气,也被誉为澳大利亚建筑业的典范。

Kim Lowman确认Rothelowman成功秘诀在于清晰高效的业务发展战略、具备灵活性和雇佣了精明能干和值得信赖的员工。 “我们的优势在于拥有众多回头客户、最先进的设计流程,针对影响房产行业更广泛因素理解透彻、创新跟进解决方案的强烈意愿,还有为员工和研究承担更多义务。”

“我们强烈建议客户在收购前分析讨论建筑项目的地点,这通常是一种将可行性转化为现实的合作方式。一个启发人心的概念造就了一个可行、负责任、永恒的建筑项目的地点让我们激动不已。”

由于建筑与设计工作室需要在项目交付各方面提供一系列流畅兼容的技能,他强调无懈可击的沟通技巧和培训学习环境之重要性,而上述技能都嵌入到Rothelowman的毕业生计划中。

各种项目规模从500万到6亿澳元不等,由国际设计师Matthew Dalby领导整合集成的设计工作室,Rothelowman配置齐全,具备为每个项目保持卓越质量标准的绝对实力。

而关于面临的挑战,Kim Lowman 认为拥抱变革是每个人的挑战。“随着经济风向条件的变化,我们的任务是探索全新建筑类型,以适应市场”。

他相当认同与所有利益相关者积极合作,让各方取得满意成果的重要性,且表扬了奖励创新机构的优点。“我们强烈建议客户在收购前分析讨论建筑项目的地点,这通常是一种将可行性转化为现实的合作方式。一个启发人心的概念造就了一个可行、负责任、永恒的建筑项目的地点让我们激动不已。”

尽管并非大型项目,Rothelowman最自豪的是他们的获奖作品“Pillar of Hawthorn”,尊重且诠释了丰富的文化古迹和永恒的高贵,定义了项目的成功。而即使夹在传统教堂与邻近居民,该项目成功地和周围环境和谐地融合为一体,提升了Hawthorn区所有邻居、行人和未来居住者的体验感受。

Kim Lowman对未来饱含激情,他认为自己职业生涯中最精彩的部分在于不断学习、享受和热爱自己的专业。

Despite it not being a large project, Kim is proud of one of their award-winning works “Pillar of Hawthorn” – a respectful interpretation of the rich heritage and timeless nobility that define Hawthorn. Ardently adamant and meticulous in design, the penthouses of Pillar provide a warm array of designs that fully maximise the ability of natural light to complement its apartment’s features.

A complex projection on many levels, the height and proportions compliment the contours of the street podium to allow inhabitants to enjoy spectacular views towards the city over its heritage roofs. The eastern laneway is activated by careful consideration which addresses this intimate frontage. Landscape and pavement improvements, further lift the pedestrian experience, continuing Melbourne’s fascination with laneways.

Inside the Pillar awaits generous, luxurious living spaces one would be proud to call home. This project, by Miura Group, certainly has considered the well being of its residents and will create a development which has the community in mind.

For Enquiries: pillarofhawthorn.com.au

对于KimLowman来说,尽管并非大型项目,但他却对公司获奖作品之一“Pillarof Hawthorn”感到骄傲与自豪-这是因为丰富文化遗产和尊重永恒的诠释定义了Hawthorn。 至于Pillar公寓楼顶坚固而细致的设计,非常温暖且充分发挥自然采光的设计,切合公寓的本质特色。

历经多层次的复杂投影,高度比例与街道平台的等值线相得益彰,让居民可以透过古老传统的楼顶上欣赏城市的壮观景色。贴近前方的东部小巷经过仔细衡量而激活,而景观和人行道的改善,也进一步提升了行人的体验,延续墨尔本巷道的迷人风采。

至于Pillar内部讲究宽敞奢华的舒适生活空间,人们可以自豪地称之为家园。Miura Group这个项目慎重考虑居民的福祉,并将创造一个以社区为中心的居住环境。

更多信息请查询: pillarofhawthorn.com.au