Milan Sajovic

In the series of Slice of Life interviews, we are trying to get a look behind the business side of our business partners and well-known industry names. We explore what makes them tick and what occupies their day and thoughts when they are not at work. Keep on reading for a glimpse of Milan Sajovic in his spare time.

Q: What gets you going in the morning?

I’ve always been a morning person, but still, my day never starts without an “in-bed” 5-minute recap of all planned activities for the day ahead and a big cup bucket of coffee.

Q: What is a personal project you are currently working on or wish you were?

With all work-related occupation, it’s somehow difficult to find time for bigger personal projects. Nevertheless, I’d be very happy if I was able to finish building the house after a couple of years. And in the last months, I’ve become somewhat addicted to jogging and home fitness.

Q: How do you spend a normal weekend?

First, let me know what are normal weekends in the hospitality business? :)

Usually, a part of the weekend is dedicated to business, the rest I just try to relax and spend time with family and friends. Very often we end up taking a trip into the unknown. We especially love to discover new and interesting places to eat and sleep. It’s some sort of an addiction. Taking a 2-hour or longer drive to go to eat to a good restaurant is my weak point, I admit.

Q: What are your hobbies/what do you do for fun?

Chilling out with friends and family in the garden and admiring the mountain scenery with Triglav in the background. And as mentioned, sports activities together with wining and dining.

Q: What do you count as your biggest non-work related achievement?

Uffff, this is a difficult one, especially for a workaholic. I’d say that I take pride in having few but very genuine friends. I feel that today most of the world rotates around having a lot of “colleagues”, but with all relationships being very superficial or fake. My philosophy in this matter is different.

Q: How are you known among your friends?

They often describe me as being very honest, supportive, reliable, trustworthy, stubborn, and having a great memory. It’s difficult to describe yourself but I frequently hear observations that I have a very calming effect on others.

Q: What is your absolutely favorite place in Slovenia that you love to visit and why?

I love to visit the Brdo park (great nature, wildlife, lake…) or go on a 10 km trail around the Brdo park. This location is very convenient for me since it’s only 10 minutes away on foot. Another nearby location is the Kokra river canyon.

Q: What kind of conference would you like to attend if you could choose?

A conference with a very atypical set-up and/or location and/or concept (I’m not talking about the content of the conference). Conferences, in general, are still too classical.

Q: What is your best source of information?

Depending on the content.

Q: What is the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?

Since we are more at home during these corona-quarantine times, I was able to get to know some interesting neighbours better :)