• Friends of the Chicago River: 10th Annual Big Fish Ball

    Posted on January 26th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Hotel Felix is proud to announce that we will be featured as an auction prize during Friends of the Chicago River’s 10th Annual Big Fish Ball. The auction prize will include a 2-night stay at Hotel Felix for the winner. As a Silver LEED certified hotel the preservation and protection of our Earth is a top priority, the Big Fish Ball is an event we wouldn’t want to miss.

    Held this year on Thursday, June 4, the Big Fish Ball will celebrate its 10th year raising money for Friends of the Chicago River. The premise of the event is to celebrate the Chicago River’s history, current renaissance, and vital role it plays in our ecological and economic growth around the Chicago region. Held under tents along the Merchandise Mart’s Riverside Drive between the Wells Street and Franklin Street bridges, the evening will feature unique river-centric spectacles both on and off the river. Fundraising from the evening is put towards creating a greener, more accessible, and better cared for Chicago River. Ticket prices for the event are $325 per person. To purchase your ticket, please click here. For more information on Friends of the Chicago River or the 10th Annual Big Fish Ball visit ChicagoRiver.org.

    Photo via Flickr Creative Commons

    Photo via Flickr Creative Commons

  • Valentine’s Day with Hotel Felix

    Posted on January 22nd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    This Valentine’s Day, give romance, naturally. The Romance Package at Hotel Felix has everything you require for the perfect weekend with your significant other. When you book the Romance Package you will receive:

    ~Accommodations for two (2) in one of our contemporary and luxurious guest rooms
    ~A bottle of champagne delivered to your room
    ~Late check out until 2:00 p.m.

    From the moment you step in our doors, you are greeted by the delightful dancing waters of our lobby waterfall, and embraced by the soothing energy and ambiance. Check in with one of our friendly concierge staff, and head upstairs to unwind in one of our luxurious guest rooms. All rooms at Hotel Felix are complete with linens and bedding woven from the finest cotton, L’Occitane amenities, and plush robes. And if you’re in the mood for dinner look no further than the French restaurant adjacent to our lobby, Troquet River North. With so many delights, you may never want to leave! To reserve your Romance Package for this Valentine’s Day call our concierge at 312-447-3440, or visit HotelFelixChicago.com.

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  • Chase Away the Polar Vortex

    Posted on January 15th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Grab the chance to chase away your polar vortex blues with a luxurious facial or massage at our Spa Boutique Felix. The winter cold can wreak havoc on your skin and muscles, which is why for a limited time Spa Boutique Felix is offering a $99 fifty-minute facial or massage on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. A perfect mid-week treat that is sure to leave you feeling refreshed just when you need it the most.

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    Winter Spa Promo at Spa Boutique Felix

    Winter Spa Promo at Spa Boutique Felix

    Located on the second floor of our hotel, the Spa Boutique Felix is dedicated to rejuvenating our guests during their stay. The Spa Boutique Felix offers treatments that are catered to your specific lifestyle needs, and is an Aveda Lifestyle SalonSpa. An accreditation that is only given to spas who use Aveda products during their treatments. With extensive product and service knowledge, the Spa Boutique Felix team is equipped to make your spa experience as rejuvenating as possible.

    Call 312-256-8000 to reserve your treatment today. We hope to see you soon!

  • Staying Green in 2015

    Posted on January 8th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    At Hotel Felix our New Year’s resolution is to maintain our green eco friendly habits. As Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel we are always looking for new opportunities to be green. And ways to inspire our guests to take a little bit of green knowledge home with them after their stay. So if you’re looking to stay green in 2015, here are a few tips from us at Hotel Felix:

    1. Use a reusable water bottle instead of plastic.
    2. Invest in reusable grocery bags instead of paper or plastic.
    3. Turn off the lights when you leave a room.
    4. Switch out light bulbs to energy efficient options.
    5. Unplug your phone and computer charger when they’re not in use.
    6. Pack your lunch in a reusable bag and containers.
    7. Switch from paper to cloth towels to clean up around your house.
    8. Use public transportation.
    9. Donate any unwanted clothes or household items to a local charity.
    10. When booking a trip, look for the TripAdvisor Green Leaders certification,
    awarded to top eco friendly hotels across the country. Hotel Felix is proud to
    be on this list.

    We hope 2015 inspires you to make a small green change in your daily routine. From all of us at Hotel Felix: Happy New Year!

    Hotel Felix is Happy. Naturally.

    Hotel Felix is Happy. Naturally.

  • New Year’s Eve in Chicago – Sleep It Off

    Posted on December 30th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Heading out for New Year’s? Or are you still deciding? DNAinfo.com Chicago has some last-minute ideas on where to celebrate if you procrastinated. From upscale dinners to full celebratory parties, they have a little something for everyone.

    Plus, a little mention in the article to book a room with us if you’re headed to the Parkway Ballroom NYE event. Tickets can be bought online for $75 and free secured parking is included. Party-goers are then eligible for a hotel discount with us with the proof of purchase. To reserve your room, you must call the hotel at (312) 447-3440.

    Check out all the recommended ideas from DNAInfo Chicago here.

    New Year's Eve Celebration at the Parkway Ballroom - a fun way to ring in 2015!

    New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Parkway Ballroom – a fun way to ring in 2015!

  • Happy Holidays!

    Posted on December 22nd, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Happy Holidays! Our team celebrated the holiday season at our annual holiday party. This year, we went to Chicago’s famed Navy Pier on the Spirit Cruise.

    The best part about Spirit Cruise is that it has a little bit of fun for everyone – from dining to dancing, we all had a wonderful and festive time. The cruise boasts panoramic views of Chicago with the skyline lit up in all its glory.

    Here’s some photos from our fun evening.

    Happy Holidays from your friends at Hotel Felix.

    Happy Holidays from your friends at Hotel Felix.

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  • New Year’s Eve: Sleep It Off

    Posted on December 20th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    New Year’s Eve is one of Chicago’s favorite holidays. Here at Hotel Felix, the celebration we have our eye on this year is the 2015 Bronzeville Bow Tie Ball hosted at the Parkway Ballroom. When you reserve your tickets for the Bow Tie Ball, you’ll receive a discount towards one of our luxury hotel rooms at Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel.

    Featuring an open bar, The Javon Watson Experience Band, DJ I.N.C., and secure parking, the celebration begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. Classic black attire is required to attend the event, appetizers and a late night menu will also be featured throughout the evening. Tickets begin at $75 per person. And don’t forget, when your New Year’s festivities come to an end, you’ll have the perfect place to “sleep it off” with us at Hotel Felix.

    So before that ball drops and 2015 is here, reserve your spot for the 2015 Bronzeville Bow Tie Ball today, and your room with us at www.hotelfelixchicago.com.

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  • Did you know?

    Posted on December 13th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    We’re honored and thrilled to be a TripAdvisor GreenLeaders hotel. As Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel when we opened in 2010, we are honored to continue our strong tradition of eco-friendly practices with yet another green certification.

    The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders hotel program was created to help guests who book their hotels with Earth friendly practices in mind. From budget to luxury hotels, TripAdvisor award their GreenLeaders certification to hotels across America. These hotels have shown commitment to green practices such as recycling, local and organic food, and electric car charging stations. Hotels that are awarded the GreenLeaders status are ranked in order from bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. The higher the ranking the more efficient a hotel’s green practices.

    We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a gold ranking for our GreenLeader status. Green practices at Hotel Felix include: Energy Star guest room appliances, linen/towel reuse program, energy saving guest room controls, recycling bins in guest rooms, with a guest feedback program on our green practices at the end of each stay. You can see a full listing of all our GreenLeader practices at TripAdvisor.com by clicking on the green leaf next to Hotel Felix’s name.

    Whether you’re an eco-friendly traveler or not, we invite you to stay with us next time you’re in Chicago. We hope to see you soon!

  • The Asha Spa at Hotel Felix

    Posted on December 11th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    If you’re looking to unwind, the Asha Spa at Hotel Felix has you covered. Located on the second floor of our hotel, the Asha Spa is dedicated to rejuvenating our guests during their stay. The Asha Spa offers treatments that are catered to your specific lifestyle needs. The Asha Spa is also an Aveda Lifestyle SalonSpa, which means they only use Aveda products during their treatments. With a variety of luxurious treatments to chose from, here are a few of our favorites at Hotel Felix:

    1. The Asha Massage, 30 minutes to 2 hours
    The Asha Spa’s signature customized massage comes with an Aveda aroma of your choice during treatment. Guest are able to choose a 30 minute to 2 hour time frame. This massage is meant to restore balance and reduce tension through a series of compressions, gentle rocking, and calming massage strokes. Heat packs may also be added to enhance the experience.

    2. Couples Massage Upgrade, 30 minutes to 2 hours
    The Asha Spa offers the opportunity for guests to customize their own massage experience. Select two massages from the Asha Spa’s listing of services, and experience them in a private treatment room side by side.

    3. Stress-Fix Massage, 30 minutes to 1 hour
    This massage combines the Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Foot Reflexology, and Acupressure Points to reduce and relieve tension within your body. Combined with the signature Aveda ‘Stress-Fix’ aroma with lavender, lavandin, and clary sage which have been clinically proven to reduce feelings of anxiety and strain.

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    Whether you have 30 minutes or two hours, the Asha Spa is committed to creating ultimate relaxation for our guests. Call 312-256-8000 to reserve your treatment today, or visit www.ashasalonspa.com for a complete listing of spa services.

  • Best Eco-Friendly Hotels

    Posted on December 9th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    It’s great being green! We were recently honored by Gogobot as one of the Best Eco-Friendly Hotels.


    Best Eco Hotels

    According to Gogobot, the hotels listed are “known for their credentials and hard work for sustainability.”

    When speaking about our hotel, they noted, “This boutique hotel is great for several reasons. One of them is that it’s got a great location in the heart of everything downtown… It’s an eco-friendly hotel, and the decor is modern and warm at the same time.”

    To see the full list, visit here.

    Thanks Gogobot!