Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm Blog Editors Team

Abigail Wick

Abigail Wick works in communications and and marketing for a variety of international clients. Learn more about her at

Cheryl Howard

Over 19,000 people follow Cheryl’s travels at Filled with wanderlust, Cheryl has been to 26 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. She even quit her job, sold everything she owned and moved to Berlin for 18 months. Now back in Toronto, Cheryl works as a freelance travel writer and photographer.

David Hayles

David Hayles was born in the United Kingdom, and is a journalist and author. He has written for numerous publications including The London Times, and has had two books published by Random House in the UK. He has lived in Berlin for two years.

Emma Martell

Emma graduated from Durham University in England with a BA in French and German. After a brief flirtation with rural eastern Germany, she moved to Berlin, where she has lived for over three years. Emma is happiest when she is exploring the city’s more unusual attractions for the Sofitel blog: from a communal Thai picnic in the middle of Wilmersdorf to an abandoned US listening station in Grunewald Forest.

Nicole Blake

Nicole Blake is a storyteller currently living in Berlin, Germany. On her personal blog,, Nicole muses about travel, life in Germany, and being a cool mom. As a travel enthusiast, Nicole has been to nearly 40 countries and has enjoyed staying in boutique hotels around the world.

Marie Burrows

Marie J Burrows is a Berlin based, freelance writer who loves exploring her current home. After making the leap from London in 2012 she has loved (nearly) every minute this crazy, beautiful city has had to offer and is always excited about discovering new places, faces and experiences. When she’s not writing (usually with a cup of tea in hand), you’ll find her at the latest art opening, practicing yoga or contemplating her next travel adventures. Find out more about her at or follow her on twitter here.

Saskia Wichert

Saskia was born in Berlin and didn’t have the heart to leave this wonderful city for a long time ever since. She studied history of art and philology as well as the city’s nightlife, art scene and culinary highlights. After a brief but busy stint as a gallery assistant, she now works as a freelance editor and author. Whenever possible, she spends her time traveling, attending festivals and strolling with her miniature shepherd dog.

Melinda Barlow

Melinda Barlow is an Australian freelance writer and editor, based in Berlin since 2012. Melinda works with print and online media and has a natural curiosity that informs her work. She is passionate about travel and great content. She loves to write most about the world, its people and why we all do what we do.

Charmaine Li

Charmaine is a Canadian freelance writer, journalist and editor based in Berlin. Her work covering the realm of art, culture and travel has appeared in CNN Travel, Maisonneuve, Dazed Digital, Berlin Film Journal and more. Learn more about her at

Friedrich Reip

For more than ten years, Friedrich Reip has been working as a journalist in the fields of culture and travel. The Berlin native has master’s degrees in American Studies and Latin, and has lived and worked in Berlin, Amsterdam and Seoul. Besides writing for several magazines he is running the cultural traveler blog

Nadja Sayej

Nadja Sayej is a Berlin-based culture journalist writing for The Economist, New York Times and The Guardian, check out her work at