Posted on October 24th, 2014 No comments
At Hotel Felix, we’re always ecstatic when someone thinks our hotel is just as wonderful as we do. But this month we’re especially excited to be featured in Rolling Out magazine as one of Chicago’s top 5 romantic getaway hotels. As the fall chill sets in, what better way to stay warm then snuggled up with your significant other in one of our luxurious rooms?
From the moment you step into our lobby you’re greeted with warm furnishings, modern art, and a smile from our lobby staff. Once you check into your room you’ll enjoy plush furnishings, finely woven linens and bedsheets, and a selection of L’Occitane bathroom amenities.
If you’re looking for some out of the room fun, Hotel Felix offers a variety of special packages to keep the weekend exciting. Some of our favorites are:
The Pamper Me: Book the Pamper Me package and receive a complete 60-minute massage by one of The Asha’s trained massage therapists.
The Just Relax: Reserve the Just Relax package and receive one 60-minute massage by a trained massage therapists. Also included is a $50 gift card to 900 shops of your choice located within walking distance of us.
With rooms starting at just $169 a night, your romantic weekend is just a click or phone call away. To make reservations please visit hotelfelixchicago.com or call our concierge at 312-447-3440.
Posted on October 20th, 2014 No comments
Happy Halloween Chicago! Here at Hotel Felix, we can’t wait to break out our costumes, candy and pumpkin carving skills. If you’re like us and are eager to celebrate Halloween before October 31st, don’t worry – you can! In true Chicago fashion, the city has an endless array of activities to keep you in the Halloween spirit the entire month of October. Below is a list of a few Halloween activities that the Hotel Felix staff would recommend to our guests to enjoy while visiting Chicago.
1. The Haunted House at Navy Pier, Navy Pier, October 2-November 2
This year, the Haunted House at Navy Pier is back with a special Zombie Containment series. From the production team that brought Illinois The Fear and Statesville Haunted Prison attractions, the Haunted House at Navy Pier is not to be missed. Based on the premise that zombie’s have taken over Earth guests have a chance to see the undead firsthand on a floating zombie research facility. The haunted house during the day is ‘low scare’ with lights on. At night it becomes high scare as an interactive experience. Tickets are $12 during the day, $20 at night.
2. Halloween Costume Party, 1501 N. Magnolia Avenue, October 25
Chicago’s largest Halloween party is back again this year for more. As Chicago’s largest, longest running, and highest rated Halloween party of the season this is an event that’s not to be missed. Taking place in an old 5 building ice factory warehouse, there are three stages to choose from featuring DJ’s LEGO, David Sabat, CZBOOGIE, and Spence: Chicago. A costume contest with prizes, dancing, and haunted exhibits throughout the party round out the fun. Tickets are $75 in advance, $80 at the door.
3. Northalsted Halloween Parade, Halsted Street between Belmont and Addison, October 31
If you’re looking to fully immerse yourself into the Chicago Halloween festivities, look no further than the Northalsted Halloween Parade. The 18th annual Northalsted Halloween Parade is sponsored by the Northalsted Business Alliance. The parade invites all Chicagoans to dress up in their own costumes and march in Chicago’s largest Halloween parade. Prizes will be awarded for scariest costume, best adult costume, best couple costume, and more! Registration is free, but each participant must complete a registration form found on the Northalsted Business Alliance website.
Whether you’re in the mood to have a trick or treat this October, Hotel Felix is happy to help you find an event to celebrate the season. Happy Halloween!
Posted on October 17th, 2014 No comments
We love travel tips, especially when they’re green and eco-friendly! Travel Channel created a list of green tips, including renting bikes when on the road, using reusable water bottles and more.
The idea of renting bikes is a great one and happens to be very easy when staying with us. A Divvy Bike station is just steps away from our front door. If you’re unfamiliar with Divvy, it is the city’s largest bike-share program where you can rent bikes for any amount of time – even just 30 minutes!
To see the full list from the Travel Channel, click here.
Posted on October 7th, 2014 No comments
We’re thrilled to be featured in Choose Chicago’s blog, “Chicago Like a Local.” The blog spotlights our neighborhood, River North, and recommends Hotel Felix as the place to stay.
We loved that the writer, Max Grinnell, noted that he loved “going green” and highlighted our Silver LEED certified features. Other spots in River North that were featured included Mercadito Counter, which serves breakfast all day long. Foodies and breakfast lovers rejoice!
Other places noted also includes the restaurant near and dear to our heart (as it is adjacent to our lobby): Troquet River North, which features approachable French food.
And of course, not to be missed is a little culture while traveling… Visit the Driehaus Museum, which boasts art and collections from the Gilded Age. To learn more about the museum and its hours, visit their website here.
The full blog post, “River North Awaits, So Stay Overnight” can be found here.
Thank you again, Choose Chicago.
Posted on September 26th, 2014 No comments
The word “FELIX” is defined as HAPPY – which is exactly how we hope you will feel during your stay. Following are some of the offerings you can expect while you’re here at Hotel Felix:
– Naturally Unexpected – From the delightful dancing waters to the soothing energy and ambiance, you’ll be immediately embraced by its charm.
- Take Comfort – In our comfortable and whisper quiet rooms, featuring luxurious linens and beddings, flat screen HDTVs, rainforest showerheads and upgraded L’Occitane bathroom amenities.
- Eat. Drink. Be Happy – Have a delightful meal at TROQUET, our French Bistro and Bar. Relax by the fireplace in our Lobby Lounge and indulge in creative concoctions that cater even to the most discriminating connoisseur.
– Stress Less – The ASHA SPA features Aveda products, made with pure elemental oils. The art and science of vibrant flower and plant essences connect beauty, environment and well-being.
Experience life’s little pleasures while you travel. To learn more about our hotel, please visit our website.
Posted on September 24th, 2014 No comments
We have a serious green vibe and we’re proud of it. Thank you Stash Rewards for featuring us in your blog recently in the article titled, “5 Hotels with a Serious Green Vibe.” You can see the article in full here.
The article’s author talks about how she was raised by tree huggers and how she does her part in helping the environment – well done!
We’re in great, green company and pleased to be on the list from Stash.
Posted on September 22nd, 2014 No comments
Join our team – we’re hiring and expanding our welcoming and hardworking team. We continue to accept resumes or applications, and we are hiring for the positions listed below. We prefer applicants who have a minimum of two years of hospitality experience. We are looking to fill the following positions:
-Full Time Sales Manager
-Part Time Bellman
-Part Time Front Desk Agent
Our hotel is Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel and we pride ourselves on our sustainable, green efforts. Apply to be on the team with “Scrappy,” our favorite dog in the sustainable family, who greets every guest with an ear to ear smile.
In order to apply, please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org, or walk-in to complete an application. We are located at 111 W. Huron Street in Chicago. No phone calls. We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We’re also pleased that more details on the Front Desk Agent were shared at this site.
To learn more about Hotel Felix, please visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted on September 16th, 2014 No comments
Wow, we’re blushing! We’re thrilled to share new positive reviews that we received from our loyal and recent guests. It is our great pleasure to hear what others have to say after staying with us. We hope to see them again soon… and you too!
Following are the recent positive reviews:
– Connie: Perry and I stayed here and had a fabulous experience. The room was on the small side but the service was fabulous. We absolutely loved the bell man.
– Vien: I had an amazing time in Chicago and the hotel was great the location was good as well the staff was very helpful my room view was super nice. I would definitely would stay for another visit i totally would recommend it to others.
– Shannon: Wonderful hotel! The staff was amazing and took care of us before and during our stay. I would recommend to anyone staying in the area.
We hope to see you the next time you’re in Chicago.
Posted on September 8th, 2014 No comments
At Hotel Felix, we’re incredibly proud to call Chicago our home. And as Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel, we love being based in a city where green efforts are embraced by fellow businesses. Chicago is no stranger to the green movement that has gained momentum in the past few years, and as a result any visitor has a plethora of businesses to choose from that produce their goods and services with the earth in mind. Below is a listing of a few green places that here at Hotel Felix we would recommend to our guests to discover while in Chicago.
1. The Greenheart Shop, 1714 N. Wells Street
Since 2007 the Greenheart Shop has devoted itself to fair trade practices while selling eco-friendly products to the people of Chicago. Their home decor, clothing, jewelery, and bath & body products are all beautifully handcrafted, and make perfect gifts for yourself or loved ones back home.
2. Karyn’s on Green, 130 S. Green Street
Founded by Karyn Calabrese over 20 years ago, Karyn’s on Green has established itself as a delicious force to be reckoned with on the Chicago culinary scene. With a menu that focuses on an earth-friendly, vegan approach you’ll feel earth friendly as well as stuffed by the time your meal is over.
3. Chicago Gateway Green, 541 N. Fairbanks Court
In a city that is often referred to as the ‘urban jungle’ Chicago Gateway Green is the reason Chicagoans breathe a little easier every day thanks to their concentrated efforts to beautify the city through their plantings and artwork. As you explore Chicago, you’ll see many of Gateway Green’s efforts such as the sculpture at O’Hare airport titled ‘The Runners’ by Theodoros Papagiannis or the many plantings that dot Chicago’s expressways.
4. Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph Street
Certified green by the Green Restaurant Association, Blackbird runs their restaurant with the ideals of water efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, and sustainable food among others in mind. A Michelin star restaurant, Blackbird is a luxury green dining experience that is certainly not to be missed.
Whether your in the mood for green shopping, food, or admiring public art Chicago has all you need and more. Because regardless of what Kermit said, it is easy being green.
Posted on September 3rd, 2014 No comments
We’d like to place a special spotlight as appreciation of one of our hardworking team members, Claudia Marchan. She’s been extra helpful in the past month and even took on additional tasks while one of our team members was on a much-deserved family vacation.
Claudia had a great, positive attitude and we asked her three questions for the spotlight. Thank you again Claudia for your hard work and help.
1. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time and why?
Claudia: I like to relax and enjoy some TV time with a good glass of wine.
2. Where’s the last place you traveled or vacationed or where’s the one place that you dream of visiting?
I was on a Carnival Cruise that took me to Florida and Cancun. One place I dream of visiting would be Jamaica. I have visited there before but it is so beautiful I would love to go again in the near future.
3. What green practice do you do every day, either at work or home?
I love to recycle both at work and home. I love the fact that I work for Hotel Felix, which has implemented this green practice into my daily routine. I started recycling at work and now make sure that I make good use of my recycling bin at home.
Thank you again Claudia for all your hard work. To learn more about Hotel Felix’ green efforts, please visit here.