• Warm Up at Spa Boutique Felix

    Posted on March 5th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Winter isn’t over in Chicago, so warm up at Spa Boutique Felix. For a limited time, Spa Boutique Felix is offering their Warm Honey Drizzle Delight massage. Starting with a zesty lemongrass and bamboo exfoliating scrub, followed by a warm and raw honey treatment, then ending with a deeply relaxing massage. This massage is the perfect answer to chase your winter blues away. What’s even better is that Spa Boutique Felix is offering an exclusive deal when you book your treatment: 60 minutes for only $140 (A $20 discount) and 90 minutes for only $180 (A $30 discount).

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    Located on the second floor of our hotel, the Spa Boutique Felix is dedicated to rejuvenating our guests during their visits. 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 and to check availability – prices subject to change. We hope to see you soon!

  • Chicago Flower and Garden Show

    Posted on March 3rd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Calling all green thumbs! The Chicago Flower and Garden Show is approaching. One of our favorite events to attend here at Hotel Felix, the Chicago Flower and Garden show has been a sign that spring has begun after a long, cold winter since 1847.

    Held at Navy Pier, the Chicago Flower and Garden Show works to create realistic gardening inspiration for all attendees. From the moment you step inside, you are immersed into a lush landscape with miniature gardens displaying perennials, annuals, and trees. These miniature gardens are courtesy of local landscape designers, builders, and suppliers whose goal it is each year to inspire seasoned gardeners and newcomers alike. In addition, there will be the Gardening Live stage and How-To Garden sessions to provide interactive and educational sessions for all levels of gardeners.

    The annual American Institute of Floral Designers Bobbi Cup Design Competition will be held during the Flower and Garden Show on March 14, at 1p.m. This live design competition features some of the best floral designers in the industry. Watch them as they race to create the best floral display in only an hour and a half.

    The Chicago Flower and Garden show takes place March 14-22 at Navy Pier.
    – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – 10a.m.-6p.m.
    – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – 10a.m.-8p.m.

    Tickets prices range from $10 to $17 and can be purchased at www.chicagoflower.com.

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  • One Earth Film Festival

    Posted on February 26th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Looking for a great festival to attend while winter sticks around? Here’s one we recommend: attend the One Earth Film Festival on March 6-8. It combines two of our favorite things at Hotel Felix: movies and the environment.

    Part of Green Community Connections, One Earth Film Festival is now in its fourth consecutive year. The purpose of One Earth Film Festival is simple – create opportunities for understanding climate change and sustainability through the power of film. Each film is shown at designated theaters around the city of Chicago. Following the film, moderators from Green Community Connections lead discussions focused on the environmental solutions proposed in each film. Featured films this year include:

    – Angel Azul, Directed by Marcy Cravat and Kath Delaney
    – Arise, Directed by Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando
    – Edible City, Directed by Andrew Hasse
    – Field Biologist, Directed by Jared Flescher

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    With a selection of more than 35 riveting environmental films, there is certain to be a film for each festival-goer. For movie times, tickets, and a full weekend agenda visit greencommunityconnections.org.

    Enjoy!

  • Oscar Party at Troquet River North

    Posted on February 19th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    A fan of the Oscars? So are we. That’s why you will find us at Troquet River North‘s Oscar Party this year. Adjacent to our lobby at Hotel Felix, Troquet River North is the place to be with their delicious specials and extensive wine selection. Making their Oscar Party one that any cinephile will not want to miss.

    The Oscar Party takes place on Feb. 22. Guests who choose Troquet River North for dinner that evening will be eligible to enter the “Oscar Prediction” contest. The diner who has the most accurate Oscar predictions will win a $50 gift certificate to Troquet River North. (Please note, all submissions must be received by 6p.m. CST and Troquet is running this contest). In addition to the contest, Troquet will offer Oscar themed cocktails all night for only $9. Here are a few of our favorites:

    -The Gin-itation Game: Lemon-infused gin, cranberry juice, honey simple syrup

    -The Drink of Everything: Vodka, rum, gin, tequila, Triple Sec, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, splash of Coca-Cola

    -The Academy Award: Vodka, elderflower liqeur, lime juice, sparkling wine, gold stars

    To make a dinner reservation for the Oscar Party please call 312-202-9900. We hope to see you there!

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  • Mardi Gras Celebrations

    Posted on February 17th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    What a fun day to celebrate Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday.

    We had our annual team celebration for Mardi Gras with delicious food at Troquet River North​, including Chicken Gumbo, Cornbread with Honey Butter. The team at Troquet created this festive meal and it is a great way to honor and appreciate everyone on our team – from the managers to the front desk to housekeeping. It takes a hardworking group to run a hotel and we certainly recognize all the effort everyone puts into it.

    Then, for dessert we had a wonderfully-sweet and mouth-watering Apricot Bread Pudding. It hit the spot!

    We certainly hope other businesses near and far were celebrating as well.

    Following are a few photos from the celebrations before we headed back to work.

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    Mardi Gras Celebrations - George Jordan wears festive Mardi Gras flair but he's still busy at his desk taking calls!

    Mardi Gras Celebrations – George Jordan wears festive Mardi Gras flair but he’s still busy at his desk taking calls!

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  • Look Red Carpet Ready on Valentine’s Day

    Posted on February 9th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Do you want your skin looking red carpet ready this Valentine’s Day? Now it’s easier than ever with emerginC skin care products available at Spa Boutique Felix.

    Their date night essentials, hydra-repair intensive topical infusion capsules and red carpet primer, will ensure a flawless look for your romantic evening. Hydra repair features an intensive topical plant extract and ceramide capsules to improve lipid content in the skin and hydration. The red carpet primer features a plant-based hydrating and plumping microspheres, which fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and conceal pores. Leaving skin smooth and even before applying your foundation.

    Started by Ian Lirenman in 1997, emerginC prides itself on 100 percent natural, minimum 70 percent organic skin care products. You won’t find parabens, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colors in any of their products.

    EmerginC also is a leader in fair trade practices and environmental initiatives, making them a perfect product to feature at Spa Boutique Felix. We take great pride in being an eco-friendly hotel and their environmental efforts are important to us.

    So to ensure you’re looking flawless this Valentine’s Day, stop by our Spa Boutique Felix for your emerginC essentials. Then, go out and have the best date night with your sweetie.

    Spa Boutique Felix is located on the 2nd floor of Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron Street.

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  • Chicago Snow and our Sustainable Art

    Posted on February 4th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    When you arrive at our hotel, you will notice three sculptures that greet you on your way in. These three pieces of sustainable art are known to our Hotel Felix family as Loren the Doorman, Madeline The Baker’s Wife, and Scrappy.

    Created exclusively for Hotel Felix by Minnesota artist Allen Christian, the sculptures embrace Hotel Felix’s eco-friendly priorities as they are made with found and reclaimed materials. All three sculptures were created specifically with Chicago’s cold winters in mind, which means they will be there to greet you no matter the weather.

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    Loren was the first to join the family on Earth Day 2010. He stands at 7 feet tall and is made of recycled pipes, a drill bit, an umbrella stand, and a milk bucket head.

    On Earth Day 2011 and 2012, Hotel Felix commissioned Madeline and Scrappy, respectively, to stand with Loren at the entrance. The goal of this family is to inspire guests to feel the fun and whimsical spirit of Hotel Felix from the moment they arrive. Of course Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy are never lacking for photo opportunities: guests, employees, and Chicagoans alike enjoy snapping photos with all three. Truly adding meaning to our motto, “Happy, Naturally.”

    The next time you stay with us, be sure to say “Hello” to Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy. They’re sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face, no matter how chilly the temps are.

    We hope to see you soon.

  • Chicago Blizzard Deal

    Posted on February 2nd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Stuck in Chicago another night because of the blizzard? Or don’t want to commute home in the snow and slush? Skip the travel and stay with us. Hotel Felix has you covered. For tonight only, we will offer an exclusive snow day deal. Stay with us for only $69+ tax. Why hassle with all the snow (or digging out!) when you can relax in one of our luxurious rooms for the night?

    All rooms at Hotel Felix are complete with linens and bedding woven from the finest cotton, L’Occitane amenities, and plush robes. Complimentary internet access is also available in every room. And if you’re in the mood for dinner, look no further than the French restaurant adjacent to our lobby, Troquet River North.

    So whether your flight has been cancelled, your car is stuck, or your train is delayed, stay with Hotel Felix for the night. Call our concierge at 312-447-3440 to reserve your room. We’re looking forward to your stay.

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  • 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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