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Hamzeh Alfarahneh

Managing Editor of A Hotel Life

Hamzeh Alfarahneh

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Hamzeh Alfarahneh is a storyteller and interlocker. An avid consumer of both traditional and social media, he started his media career in his early twenties in print publications, turning later to blogging. A professional hotel dweller, Hamzeh epitomizes A Hotel Life’s spirit. What fuels his passion for travel is his curiosity for exploring and learning about histories and cultures. He splits his time between the Middle East, Europe and South Africa. When he is not on the road, Hamzeh likes to immerse himself in a great novel, an enticing series or podcasts.

Travel Mantra: “Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you.” – Joseph Campbell

Trip Wishlist: Every single island in the Caribbean, Mali, Argentina, Ethiopia, Sweden and Mexico


Latest Hotel Reviews  |  Hotels by Location


Casa Howard Firenze Residenza d’Epoca

by Hamzeh Alfarahneh

“Quiet, classic, cozy, and comfortable home away from home”


Michelberger Hotel

by Hamzeh Alfarahneh

“This hotel is in a league of its own”



by Hamzeh Alfarahneh

“The Best That Tuscany Has On Offer”


The First Musica

by Hamzeh Alfarahneh

“This Hotel feels like staying at your well-to-do Roman aunt's house”


Six New Design Hotels Openings That We Are Excited About

We scoured the globe to find some of the coolest design-driven hotels recently opened or opening soon

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Château Royal Is A Berliners’ Love Letter To The World

The German capital gains a new hotel in Mitte, an intersection of design, art, and gastronomy

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Space Available Opens An Evocative Gallery And Circular Design Center

The Museum of Space Available in Bali, Indonesia reimagines humanity's future with synthetic plastics

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An Easy Guide To documenta fifteen

We visited Kassel for the world’s most important — and controversial — contemporary art exhibition, and this is why you should go before it closes on September 25th

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Berlin Art Diary: Chronicles of a Muse

In a new book based on her EXBERLINER columns, Fabia Mendoza recalls the wheelings and dealings of Berlin's art scene

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Jessica Nabongo’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Personal Tales and Unreal Adventures

The first black woman to travel to every country in the world flips the script in her memoir, showing that off-the-radar destinations can be just as welcoming, safe, and remarkable as tried-and-true favorites

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The Coolest Budget-Friendly Hotels in Europe

Want to see it all without breaking the bank? From Lisbon to London, here are some of the best stylish and affordable hotels around Europe

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Mexico City Destination Guide

The newly renamed “CDMX” offers endless moments, opportunities and things to do. From strolling the tree-lined boulevards of Condesa, sampling artisanal mezcal at the city’s many mezcalerías, to breaking bread with new friends.

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