Coffee Break with....Marie Fauvel, Sales & Marketing Manager
Coffee break with... is a Christie & Co series showcasing the expertise and diversity of our network of over 200 employees.
Where were you when you accepted your position at Christie & Co?
Chatting with my former colleague Bernard Guilbaud at Choice Hotels
When did you join Christie & Co?
In August 2018
What was your first job?
Saleswoman at Hugo Boss in Rouen
In a few sentences, can you tell us about your job at Christie & Co?
I am a Sales & Marketing Manager, my role is to assist the brokers in our Transactions team with sales actions, operational marketing and sales management
What do you like best about Christie & Co?
The autonomy and European dimension of our business
If you had to choose a favourite project you have worked on at Christie & Co so far, what would it be?
Combating money laundering and terrorist financing in the property sector
What has been the biggest challenge of your career so far?
I have been working in the hotel industry for over 10 years, my challenge has been to choose between operational and back office work. I sometimes miss the atmosphere of working in a hotel because every day is different, with new clients and the organisation of several events
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
When I was HR Leader at Marriott and received the Employee of the Year award
How has the industry changed since you started at Christie & Co?
The industry has become very digital and must renew itself to attract new generations with different concepts. There are so many brands that it is sometimes difficult to find your way around... I find that the essentials are sometimes forgotten good bedding, flexibility, excellent service, an attractive F&B offer, and power/USB sockets for charging phones near the headboard!
Who do you draw inspiration from most in your industry?
Anne Legrand, who I had the pleasure of working with at the Paris Marriott Champs Elysées and who is now General Manager of the Renaissance St Pancras London. Just incredible energy, drive and attention to detail
Tell us a bit about your life outside of work - what are your hobbies?
I'm a big fan of bachata, especially of the singer Romeo Santos. I also enjoy entertaining friends over a barbecue and tasting good wine
What is your hometown? Where do you currently live?
I was born in Rouen and I live in the Eure region
Where did you spend your best holidays?
What is your pet peeve?
Super slow people (like Flash in the cartoon Zootopie)
If you could live and work in any city, where would you go?
What would be your meal on a desert island?
A bottle of Cloudy Bay (Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand) with a grilled lobster
What is your favourite film?
The Disney cartoon Coco
What is your favourite film quote?
"It depends"... Yes, of course, you are asked to answer with "yes" or "no", so it depends, it goes beyond! – Le Père Noel est une ordure
What is your greatest fear?
What news source do you read every day?
What is your favourite social network?