John Dorman, recipient of the Excellence in Club Management Award, revitalized The University Club in the heart of New York City into a place of refuge for busy, upscale residents by restoring the historic building and upgrading the club's dining, lodging and recreation programs. "The club can be a special place because of where it's located and the values it represents," he says. "In the middle of how busy New York can get, it's an important and uniquely appealing building where you can walk in and right away get a sense of 'Ah ... here's where I can take a breath; this is truly an oasis in the bustling city.' "

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