Sally Biggs – Cluster Director of Sales at Millennium Hotels and Resorts

A BIT ABOUT – Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Millennium Hotels and Grand Millennium Hotels are primarily four star deluxe and five star properties situated in premier locations in major international gateway cities or prominent business locations around the world.

Sally started her career working in hotel reception before progressing in to Sales, until her recent move to Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Sally was the Director of Sales at Brooklands Hotel in Weybridge. Her love of people and her warm personality meant a successful sales career was a given.  Recently returning to rowing after an 11 year break, Sally isn’t the best when it comes to techy things, but loves Barbados and the South of France. Find out more about Sally, what she would tell her teenage self and how Paul O’Grady is a personal hero!

Why did you choose to get into the hospitality industry?

When I was choosing my subjects for GCSE I wanted to take textiles and go into the fashion industry but they couldn’t run the lessons as not enough people signed up!  I had to opt for Home Economics and the rest is history!

Who has inspired you most in your career?

Marco Gervasoni my current General Manager – he is a real inspiration and seems to have had such a great influence on all of the people he has worked with over the years – it doesn’t matter where I travel to I always seem to bump into someone he has worked with and nobody can say a bad word about him.

If you could work anywhere in the world where would it be?

South of France , it’s such a beautiful place.

What has been your most embarrassing moment?

Just recently I was demonstrating our Hotel app Alice to a client using my phone , as we continued on the showround my phone proceeded to play uptown funk in my pocket and not being great with tech I then fumbled to turn it off , luckily the client saw the funny side.

What piece of advice would you give to your teenage self?

You don’t know everything and listen to what your mum tells you!

What three items would you bring to a dessert island?

Mobile phone, Sun cream and a good book.

What are your hobbies?

Rowing, I have just started up again after an 11 year break, it’s such a beautiful way to exercise.

What is your favourite place to travel to?

Although South of France is lovely I would have to say Barbados we’ve been a couple of times and it’s just great!

Is there anything on your bucket list that you haven’t yet done?

I am not a dare devil but I do want to travel more, in particular I want to visit Australia and Thailand.

What is your favourite book?

I wouldn’t say I have a particular favourite, I love autobiographies. In particular I loved the Patrick Swayze one and am now on the forth book of Paul O’Grady and he’s certainly lead a colourful life but also done some amazing things and helped a huge number of people.

What is your favourite food?

I love all kinds of cheese there’s a fantastic Cheese shop in London called Paxton & Whitfield. If I am in London I always try to fit in a visit!

What is your favourite restaurant?

This is a tricky one, I could say The Fish Pot in Barbados where we’ve had some great experiences but I would also say Fat Mamma’s in Pathos Cyprus, the portions are huge but all of the staff take part in a cabaret act towards the end of the evening, it’s great entertainment for the whole family!