Team

Each day, the team is ready to help you have a great vacation and to make your stay unforgettable. We’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves.
Raf

Raf

Chef

Right from the start of Esprit Montagne, Chef Raf Meuris responsible for the delicious, freshly prepared dishes that we serve up for our guests every day. His creativity, purity and tasty dishes keep many guests coming back time after time for a gastronomic stay. Outside in the natural surroundings, he often heads out in search of mushrooms, flowers and herbs. See him dancing around the kitchen as he prepares dinner? That means he listening to the mix of his own DJ set.
Marieke

Marieke

General manager

In 2015, Marieke Freriksen decided to leave life as a civil servant and Dordrecht behind to live and work in the French mountains. Since then, she has grown in her field to become a true hostess and is trained by Alke each day in the hospitality field. She enjoys welcoming guests in the reception area, offers fun tips and is always ready to help the guests. In her free time, she can be found hiking, on skis or wearing snowshoes in the mountains.
Stéphanie

Stéphanie

Housekeeping

Stéphanie joined the housekeeping team in the summer of 2016. Careful cleaning, making herself useful, contact with the guests and their gratitude for the good cleaning are very important to her. She likes to arrange everything down to the smallest detail. She also enjoys the nice atmosphere with the rest of the team. At home, she enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking cake and goes on hikes with her family. Outside the season, she helps us with random household tasks, and of course getting the hotel ready again for a new season.

 

Ingrid

Ingrid

Housekeeping

Stéphanie’s sister is also a very hard worker and a pleasant employee. Perfect cleaning, hard work and having fun at the same time: that’s our Ingrid through and through. Always up for a joke and with an ever-present smile on her face, she’s the life of the team. Along with keeping the rooms clean and tidy, she is a real sweet tooth and can regularly be found in the kitchen making the most delicious cakes. She also enjoys biking through the valley to enjoy the natural scenery.
Helen

Helen

Housekeeping

Helen is part of the team since the summer of 2019. She arrived in the valley in 2012, and got hooked on skiing, road biking and trail running straight away. Even competing at a high level with top 10 results in big races. Later on, she took up backcountry skiing and she always enjoys a good walk. Especially with her daughter Ava.

“But the best has been learning to snowboard together with Ava. I like working at the hotel and being part of an active team, above all, we always laugh a lot!”.

Carlijn

Carlijn

Waitress

Four years ago I decided to follow my heart and spend more time in the mountains. In the summer of 2017 I worked in the hotel for the entire summer season for the first time and now I can be found here every summer. In the Netherlands I work as a physiotherapist, also a profession in which dealing with people is essential and that’s why I like it so much! This way I can combine my two passions (mountaineering and taking care of other people), the ideal life, right?

I hope to meet you (again) this summer in our cozy hotel!

Lizzy

Lizzy

Waitress

Hi! My name is Lizzy, I am 23 years old and I am from the Netherlands. After my work at the municipality, I was ready for a nice work experience in the mountains. I found this in the service at Hotel Esprit Montagne. I love conviviality and I hope that with my enthusiasm I can contribute to an unforgettable holiday at Hotel Esprit Montagne.

I am really looking forward to being there for you this season. Hopefully see you soon!