Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Counter terrorism training held for Hemingways Nairobi staff


In a bid to take security training to a higher level, Hemingways Nairobi team members were taken through a vigorous training on counter terrorism. The training conducted by senior officials from the National Counter Terrorism Centre, focused on security checks for both vehicles and luggage, items that should be of concern if sited and how to handle a potential terrorism crisis.



JKIA fire update

Both local and international airlines fully resumed as of 11th August 2013 with the airport handling 19,919 passengers on that day. JKIA handles an average of 16000 passengers in a day; 67 international arrivals and 70 international departures operated in a day. All international airlines operating from JKIA have resumed operations with SN Brussels having been the last to resume operations. Swiss Airlines which was previously landing once a week has resumed it’s twice a week schedule.

All arriving international passengers are being cleared at fully operational tents which are also hosting essential services like port health, immigration, baggage collection area, customs and screening machines. Exit of passengers is via unit 3arrivals.

Much to the appreciation of the public, the president of Kenya opened up the presidential pavilion to be used by the in-coming passengers as well.


Safety of passengers has not been compromised by this event. Passenger screening areas are functional for ease of transfer of passengers. All other security checks in the airport are in place as usual. Enhanced signage in key areas is in place to assist passengers locate the various areas

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

‘Premium’ Black Angus Beef now at Hemingways

All our Beef is now ‘Premium’ Morendat crossbred Black Angus Beef, they are a cross breed of 3 steers  50% Angus, 25% Boran and 25% Simmental “making the quality of Beef the best you will find in Kenya” 180 days fed on corn ‘Exclusively for Hemingways’ dry aged for 21 days and hand cut in house every day in the ‘Old Butcher Style’





“We use the whole steer at Hemingways” utilizing seam-butchery techniques on the under used Primals  so we are able to create our very own and unique “Hemingways Specialty Steak Range” these steak cuts have very different characteristics, enhanced flavor and texture “You will not find these cuts anywhere else in Nairobi”



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Saturday, 3 August 2013

The Spa

Whether you are male or female, the Spa at Hemingways Nairobi offers a collection of unique treatments designed to destress and revitalise both the mind and body.

Our Spa invites you to discover the Anne Semonin made-to-measure facial  and body treatment collection  created for clientele seeking efficiency and absolute high quality service.


Immerse yourself in the luxurious Hemingways Spa, rediscover your senses and emerge relaxed, recharged and glowing.

We are open from 9am to 8pm, 7days a week.


FACIAL TREATMENTS
Because each individual is unique, Anne Semonin allows your Therapist to personalize your facials by blending synergy of essential oils and trace elements to suit your skin moment needs. These bespoke treatments will not only revitalize your skin but energize and balance your body and spirit providing total relaxation.


BODY TREATMENTS
Our range of body treatments includes:
- Aromatic intensive and mineral rich body wraps designed to detox and rebalance your body. 
Exfoliating rituals using black sand and sea salt and will leave your skin feeling hydrated and silky smooth.
- A selection of traditional massage techniques ( Indian head massage, Reflexology and Body Massage) offering holistic therapy for the body mind and spirit.  


 SPA PACKAGES FOR THE BODY AND MIND AND SOUL
We have an exclusive selection of Hemingways Spa packages that will take you into a world where time is left outside the door and you journey through our face and body therapies: Pure indulgence “tailor made to suit you”.

NB: All our Facial and Body treatments begin with a hot towel foot cleanse and “Initial Touch Ritual” and we encourage you to spend half an hour in our relaxation areas post treament with a herbal tea and some fruit.

GROOMING
 For that final polished look: Manicure, Pedicures, threading, Waxing, Blowdries Eyelash and Eyebrow treatments are also on our menu.

THE GYM

Our gym instructor offers one hour of personal training (which includes a post workout assisted stretch) by appointment only.

The Bar

Hemingways Nairobi’s bar, aptly called The Bar, is open! A fantastic addition to the Food and Beverage on offer at this amazing property this is bound to be a huge draw. Open to Diners and Hotel Residents, Monday to Friday from 4:30pm and 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday  The Bar has a host of beverages sure to please. 





There is a great selection to choose from ranging from local and international beers to the wine cellar with over 50 bins from across the globe, a great selection of over 80 spirits including very fine Cognacs, a beautiful selection of Single Malt Whiskies and even a boutique Rum.


In addition there is a cocktail list of 25 cocktails featuring classic cocktails such as Ernest Hemingways’ favourite the Daiquiri aka Papa Doble to contemporaries such as the Mango Chilli Mojito and of course the ever popular Champagne Cocktails.


The d├ęcor is intimate yet upmarket with a feel of the private gent’s club; a host of leather Chesterfield sofas on fine Italian marble in front of the fireplace all under the eye of the master barmen tending to your needs at the mirrored backdrop bar. As if that wasn’t enough one can sit back and relax on the bar terrace and take in the views of the Ngong Hills while savouring that Single Malt and a cigar.

‘Premium’ Black Angus Beef now at Hemingways

All our Beef is now ‘Premium’ Morendat crossbred Black Angus Beef, they are a cross breed of 3 steers  50% Angus, 25% Boran and 25% Simmental “making the quality of Beef the best you will find in Kenya” 180 days fed on corn ‘Exclusively for Hemingways’ dry aged for 21 days and hand cut in house every day in the ‘Old Butcher Style’






“We use the whole steer at Hemingways” utilizing seam-butchery techniques on the under used Primals  so we are able to create our very own and unique “Hemingways Specialty Steak Range” these steak cuts have very different characteristics, enhanced flavor and texture “You will not find these cuts anywhere else in Nairobi”

Friday, 26 July 2013

Kenya Airways tops Heathrow’s punctuality rankings

Kenya Airways had the most punctual flights that flew into and out of London Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during the month of June 2013, latest statistics from the facility have indicated.The airline emerged top in the ranking of punctuality of flights. All Kenya Airways’ flights departing from the airport were 100% punctual, while 83 per cent of those arriving were on time.

This is the best rank that the airline has attained over the last 12 months. The closest it has come to this during this period is the second position.Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr Titus Naikuni welcomed the achievement, stating that “At Kenya Airways, we are committed to ensuring that we deliver a world class experience to our guests while also that all their flights depart and arrive on time,” Dr. Naikuni added.

Overall, 71 per cent of arrivals by all airlines into London Heathrow International Airport were on time while 75 per cent of the departures were punctual.The other African airlines in the Heathrow International Airport’s punctuality rankings include South African Airways at the 19thposition, Air Mauritius at 59th, Egypt Air at 67th, Ethiopian Airlines at 72nd, Air Algerie at 77th, Tunisair at 79thand Libyan Airlines at 80th.

On a daily basis, London Heathrow International Airport handles an average of 1,288 flights and 191,200 passengers. About 80 airlines fly into and out of the facility.

Kenya Airways flies seven times  a week (one flight daily) between its hub at JIKIA in Nairobi and London’s Heathrow International Airport.