Posted on August 17th, 2016 No comments
Have you ever wanted to take a tour of our hotel? No matter where you are in the world, you can visit us with our virtual tour video tour and photos.
We’re located in Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood and we’re Chicago’s first eco-friendly and Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ (LEED) certified hotel.
When entering our hotel, guests are greeted by a ceiling-high mosaic of logs, a water pond, and delicate orbs floating over a gentle fireplace. These elements not only create a calming atmosphere throughout the lobby, but also symbolize an “earth, wind, fire, and water” theme that embodies our commitment to the environment.
Our inviting guest rooms incorporate a contemporary flare with luxury amenities, including: plush bedding, complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, 32-inch flat panel HDTV, comfortable and functional work desk, iHome, in-room safe, upgraded L’Occitane bathroom amenities, and bathrobes.
Book now and take advantage of our special offers. Safe travels, and we hope to see you soon.
Posted on August 16th, 2016 No comments
While many people choose to visit Chicago for our exciting nightlife, music scene and great shopping, there are a number of other famous attractions and landmarks that are worth checking out.
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Did you know that Chicago’s own Adler Planetarium is America’s first planetarium? With a wide variety of exhibits, the Adler Planetarium has set itself apart from the rest with different activities that vary throughout the year, including the famous Adler After Dark series.
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The Shedd Aquarium has been open since 1930 and was once the largest aquarium in the world. With over 1,500 species, the Shedd is an attraction not to be missed. Check out their website for information on special exhibits and discounted admission days.
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Not only is Soldier Field home of the Chicago Bears, but it’s also a concert haven for music fans. Some of the biggest names in music from Taylor Swift to Beyonce have performed multiple nights at Soldier Field. The stadium holds a number of events throughout the year and has a capacity of 61,500.
Check out this article on Thrillist for more great attractions to visit in Illinois.
Posted on August 4th, 2016 No comments
One of the best ways to see the beautiful city of Chicago is by bike. Have no bike? Don’t fret, Divvy has more than 100 bike stations throughout the city with deals that can give you access to a bike all day long. Take a ride!
Thrillist Chicago has the rundown on some of the best bike paths and places to ride your bike throughout the entire city.
Photo Credit: Thrillist Chicago.
Sculpture Park is located in the northern suburb of Skokie and travels along the north channel of the Chicago river. It’s an extremely scenic, 3.5 mile long trail that will guarantee to bring you serenity in the chaotic city. Start at North Shore Channel Trail at Devon Ave and McCormick Blvd and end at McCormick Blvd and Dempster St.
Photo Credit: Thrillist Chicago.
The Baha’i House of Worship is located in Willamette, IL and is the only Baha’i temple located in North America.
Starting at the Baha’i House, follow Sheridan Rd along the lake. That will lead you to the North Branch Trail through Skokie and then will have you end up in Glencoe. Bring some water, this is a 10.3 mile long trail (one way!)
To find even more trails, check out Thrillist’s article.
Posted on July 26th, 2016 No comments
What better way is there to cool down from the Chicago city heat than to cool off on a giant water slide?
This weekend, Slide the City is bringing their massive water slide to Montrose Beach right here in Chicago. On July 30, participants who are 5 years of age and up can visit Cricket Hill to ride this gigantic water slide.
Photo Credit via Slide the City’s Website.
The slide will be open from 10am to 6pm and there will be food trucks there as well as plenty of music to keep the party going.
We love this event because those at “Slide the City” are environmentally-conscious thinkers, like us, and even have more information on water sustainability on their website. The slide is built for the water to be recirculated throughout the day.
To purchase tickets, click here. Move quickly, because the event is almost sold out!
In the meantime, check out all the fun in the following video:
Posted on July 20th, 2016 No comments
The gorgeous (albeit hot) weather in Chicago continues! What many might not know is that Chicago is called the “third coast.” And for good reason – we have the wonderful Lake Michigan that’s accessible for all and just steps away from our hotel. With beautiful weather all summer long, there are a number of great activities to do during the warmest months of the year on the lakefront.
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The Chicago Air and Water Show returns this summer on August 20 and 21. Watch from the beach or from a boat and you’re guaranteed to get some great views of the military and civilian pilots. Or, simply walk around downtown Chicago during the Air & Water Show days and you’re bound to see some exciting jets zooming overhead.
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The 18-mile Lakefront Trail is a great way to see the city, get some fresh air, and exercise all at the same time. The trail starts in Edgewater and ends in Jackson Park on 71st Street. There are a number of parks, beaches and museums along the way that you can visit. Be sure to check out their individual websites to learn their hours and costs.
We encourage travelers and Chicagoans alike to take advantage of the beautiful weather in Chicago during the summer, because it won’t last forever.
If you visit Chicago this summer, let us know what attractions and restaurants you visit – we’d love to hear from you!
Posted on July 13th, 2016 No comments
Chicago is home to a variety of arts, culture and music. We have a number of amazing museums that are famous worldwide. If you’ve visited our hotel before, you know we’re a fan of the arts. We even have three sustainable art sculptures outsider our hotel to greet our guests.
Following are a few recommendations, all of which are close to our hotel if you’re staying with us.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is less than half a mile away from our hotel. The address is 220 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. The MOCA is continuously updated with different exhibitions and a variety of events that take place throughout the museum. There are also free guided tours daily.
Admission is free on Tuesdays for Illinois residents and the suggested admission is $12 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. For more information, check out their website.
The Art Institute of Chicago has been voted the number 1 musuem in the world and the opportunity to visit shouldn’t be missed! It’s located at 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603. Admission for adults is $25 and $19 for students and seniors. Plus, Illinois residents can get in for free on Thursdays from 5-8 pm.
We hope you take advantage of these amazing exhibits throughout the city.
Please note – prices are subject to change. Please contact the museum directly for an update.
Posted on July 11th, 2016 No comments
Sujeet Patel is a writer for the popular blog Guys Gab, and we were lucky enough to have him visit us last month after spending a few days in the city for Chicago.
Sujeet had some great things to say about our hotel from the moment he walked into the front doors:
“When entering the Hotel Felix lobby, you’re greeted by a ceiling-high mosaic of logs, water pond, and delicate orbs floating over a fireplace. These elements not only create a calming atmosphere throughout the hotel, but they also symbolize an “earth, wind, fire, and water” theme that embodies their commitment to being green,” he writes.
He also commented on our location to a number of great restaurants, shopping and nightlife:
“There are lots of great restaurants to choose from, the Magnificent Mile and other attractions are just a few blocks away, and the night life is pretty sweet, with plenty of clubs, bars and lounges to choose from!”
To read more about his stay at our hotel, click here.
Check out some photos that he took during his stay:
We hope Sujeet’s kind words have convinced you to plan a visit to our hotel soon!
Posted on June 28th, 2016 No comments
Not much can beat summertime in Chicago. With a number of festivals, great restaurants and events happening over the next few months, there’s no better reason to visit Chicago. If you need suggestions on events happening in Chicago, stay tuned to our social pages or check out other recommendations from Choose Chicago.
We have a special hotel deal going on for the summer. Simply book your stay on our website between today and July 31, 2016, and stay through September 30, 2016 and receive 15 percent off of our best available rates.
Another great hotel offering is checking out our Spa Boutique when staying with us. This amenity is one of the favorites for busy travelers or guests who have a little extra time when on the road. One visit to our Spa Boutique gives you a little R&R! New for summer, freshen your feet with a Peppermint Foot-Melt Enhancer, which is made with a French Green clay, along with a seaweed and peppermint detox mask. Add this treatment on for 15 minutes to your massage for only $15 more (regular price of $30). To reserve an appointment, call 312-256-8000.
Troquet River North is a restaurant that creates approachable French fare, and adjacent to our lobby and excellent for casual dining. Troquet has live piano music every Wednesday and has an unlimited mimosa special during Saturday and Sunday brunch.
To book your stay, click here.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Enjoy summer!
Posted on June 23rd, 2016 No comments
Planning a trip to the Windy City this summer? Take advantage of these special offers and save at our hotel, which is conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood. We are just steps away from excellent dining and restaurant options, Michigan Avenue’s shopping, and more.
With our “Hotel Felix Special Rates,” save up to 15 percent on select dates. BOOK NOW
PARK & STAY PACKAGE
Take out the hassle of looking for parking and check out our Park and Stay package. Valet parking is included in this rate plan only. Simply leave the hassle of parking to us, including full in and out privileges during your stay. Cancellations require 24 hours in advance to avoid a one night room & tax penalty. BOOK NOW
DAY DELEGATE MEETING PACKAGE
Destress on business planning! We take the stress out of planning your next meeting with our custom-designed package that was created with you in mind. Our well-appointed boardrooms are suitable for intimate meetings and cater to everything you need for a successful event, meeting or group planning session from start to finish.
Meeting prices starting from $79 per person, and your package may include a few or all of the following items such as Complimentary Meeting Room Rental, Morning Coffee Break, Afternoon Coffee Break, Continental Breakfast, Lunch or Advanced Audio Visual Equipment.
For more information or to book a meeting or event, please contact Vikki McNuckle by phone 312-447-2960 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MICHIGAN AVENUE MADNESS PACKAGE
It’s all about shopping, especially in a city known for its famed Michigan Avenue shopping. Indulge yourself and experience the pleasure of shopping at “The 900 Shops,” featuring seven levels of premier shops and restaurants, conveniently located on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Reserve this package and receive 900 Shops gift bag, which includes a gift card, personalized with an exclusive 900 card and more.
Package requires 72 hours advance booking, and cancellations must be done 72 hours prior to arrival date to avoid one night room & tax penalty. BOOK NOW
Posted on June 20th, 2016 No comments
Chicago farmers markets are a great way to explore the city and discover new tastes during your visit to the Windy City. These markets offer fresh fruits and veggies, smoothies, cheeses, breads and much more. Take a look at a few of our favorites, and go green this summer:
GREEN CITY MARKET
Lincoln Park Location: Green City Market Lincoln Park outdoor season operates from May 7 through October 29, 2016, every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am to 1pm. Green City Market’s Lincoln Park outdoor market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark). Click here for a map of vendors for the outdoor market season. Visit the website for parking, biking and public transportation options.
Fulton Market Location: June 4 through October 29, 2016, every Saturday from 8am to 1pm. Green City Market West Loop Park is located at 211 S. Peoria St. (S. Peoria & W. Adams, across from Mary Bartelme Park). Visit the website for parking and public transportation options.
There is also an indoor farmers market available from November to April. Find more information here.
LOGAN SQUARE FARMERS MARKET
The Logan Square Farmers Market runs outdoors every Sunday from May 15, 2016, through October 30, 2016, rain or shine. The Outdoor Market sprawls along Logan Blvd. between Milwaukee and Whipple, running from 10am – 3pm. Visit the website for parking and public transportation options.
There is also an indoor farmers market available from November to the last Sunday in March. Find more information here.
CHICAGO FRENCH MARKET
The Chicago French Market has over 30 local food and artisan purveyors under one roof. Located in the West Loop of Chicago, enjoy fresh selections for cooking at your place, dining at ours or on-the-go. 131 North Clinton (Between Washington and Randolph), Open Monday – Friday 7am – 7:30pm; Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm; Sunday closed. Find more information here.