Carine Chateau

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Carine originates from Montpellier in the South of France. After graduating in economics, she studied at a private tourism school in France and then started her career in hotels on the Côte d’Azur and in Montpellier.

Things were going well – Carine had a good job as a receptionist in the centre of Montpellier, whilst her computer genius of a husband worked for Dell. But each year, a friend of the happy couple would visit Montpellier with gorgeous pictures and wonderful stories of their life on the island. The seed was sown, and in January 2001 they decided to pack their lives into two suitcases and set off on their adventure to St Barths.

On arrival, Carine worked at Le Guanahani before moving to Eden Rock, where she stayed for six years as a receptionist, front office manager and finally reservations manager. Meanwhile, her husband was busy building his company in computers.

Hearing of a vacancy at Les Ilets through the St Barths grapevine, Carine leapt at the opportunity for a new challenge, and in May 2007 she joined the team as Eric’s assistant. She settled in immediately and is now an integral part of the team, loved and appreciated by guests and staff alike. In November 2005 they were blessed with the arrival of their beautiful daughter Tanaïs and in 2012 Lia, a beautiful baby sister for Tanaïs.

We are delighted to announce that after 3 happy years at home on « Maternity & Family leave » Carine returned to her position at Les Ilets in September 2015, and was promoted to joint Resort Manager along with Mélane, in December 2015.

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