Ulf Rademaker

About Me

A proactive and dynamic professional with an outstanding track record of success in the management of prestigious international hotel operations including in the cruise industry. Passionately committed to the delivery of world class service, continually looking for new ways to improve the guest experience and increase revenue generation. Possesses exceptional multi-lingual communication skills and the ability to formulate positive relationships with guests, suppliers and colleagues alike. A motivational and inspirational leader capable of coaching and empowering individuals to enable them to fulfil their potential whilst ensuring that they make a positive contribution to the team.


Master in Hotel and Tourism Management 2006


Food & Beverage Management 2018

Cornell University

Economics - Sales & Marketing 1995

FH Pforzheim

Bankkaufmann - IHK 1997

Stuttgarter Bank AG

Work & Experience

Yacht Club Director – Hotel Manager



Started with MSC Cruises as Guest Relation Manager, in charge of all Guest Service operation with 2 reception desks and 25 team members, 1750 cabins and responsible for the overall guest satisfaction and complaint management for up to 4300 international guests on board. Quickly promoted to Yacht Club Director and now in charge of a team of 55 crew members delivering an exclusive luxury cruise experience to up to 180 guests. In charge of Housekeeping (24h Butler service), Guest Service - Concierge and full F&B operation within the Yacht Club area including Fine Dining Restaurant, Galley, 2 Bars / Lounges and pool area.

Guest Services Manager

Windstar Cruises

12/01/2015 - 11/30/2017

Luxury cruise line with Yachts for up to 210 guests. In charge of Front Desk Team, on board entertainment, embarkation and disembarkation procedures, suite upgrades and guest satisfaction.

Hotel Manager

River Cruises

07/01/2013 - 10/31/2015

Managing luxury river cruise ships with up to 200 passengers. Fully accountable for compliance with budgets, onboard revenue creation, overall guest satisfaction and entire F&B operation.

Hotel Manager

Allsun Hotels

01/04/2010 - 11/30/2012

Spanish hotel chain with 4-star resort hotels in Mallorca and Canary Islands, Spain. The main clientele of these hotels is predominately within the German leisure market. Managing existing hotels and new incorporations to the hotel chain with up to 389 rooms / 1000 guests and 6 F&B outlets and leading teams of up to 120 employees.


Team building
Cost control
Guest Service
Quality Management