Throwback Thursday to Gringa Journeys’ Stay With Us!

We love when international travels make the trip to Chicago: there’s so much to do and see and we always make it a priority to give our guests the best possible experiences during their visits. Travel blogger Leah Shoup from Gringa Journeys visited us over the summer and had some great things to say about her visit!

Click here to read her entire post on her stay with us.

“When browsing hotels, Hotel Felix caught my eye as the first eco-friendly hotel in the city with silver LEED certification. I always like to stay in comfort, but when my stay can have an eco-friendly impact as well, all the better. In fact, Hotel Felix prides itself on making its guests ‘happy naturally’.”

“If you’re looking to take your relaxation to another level during your stay, make sure to check out the on-site spa. Moreover, the Hotel Felix also offers other amenities, including the fitness center, business center, and the lobby lounge.”

Thanks for visiting, Leah! If you’d like to book your stay, click here.

Take Advantage of Our Winter Wonderland Specials

How are you spending the holiday season and the beginning of 2018? We hope it’s with us! Chicago has a ton of special events to check out during the winter, not to mention the wide variety of restaurants, shopping and nightlife options.

Have the time of your life this winter with us! We’re thrilled to be sharing our Winter Wonderland special! Stay with us between December 1, 2017 and March 10, 2018 and get rates as low as $79* per night. But there’s more – you will also get 25% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at Troquet River North – the French bistro located right off of our lobby. Click here to book your stay.


Enjoy winter and Chicago with us!

Happy December!

*Based on availability at the time of request. Certain restrictions and blackout dates apply.  Requires cancellation 24 hours prior arrival to avoid one night’s room and tax fees. To learn more, contact Ghislain Claudon, Area Director of Revenue, at ghislain.claudon@hotelfelixchicago.com or Darius Cristwell, Front Office Manager, at darius.cristwell@hotelfelixchicago.com.

Warm Up With These Date Ideas For Winter in Chicago

Just because winter is approaching us here in Chicago doesn’t mean the fun stops! There’s still a great amount of things to eat, drink, see and do. We’re excited to share some of our favorite date ideas from this article by Time Out Chicago. Bundle up and explore the city, then come back to our hotel to warm up!

  1. Ice Skating at Maggie Daley Park – Admission is free – all you have to pay for are your ice skates! Sip on a hot chocolate afterwards and laugh about all the times you both fell.

  2. Head to an Arcade – Chicago’s home to Emporium Arcade Bars – with multiple locations! One was recently opened in Fulton Market – just under 2 miles away from our hotel. Try a new beer and like a kid again!

  3. Eat Food – Chicago’s home to so many great food options – which brings a TON of delivery options, too! Our hotel is located in the River North neighborhood, home to great options like Lou Melnati’s (you have to try deep dish pizza while you’re in Chicago) – or Troquet River North – the French bistro adjacent to our lobby!

Enjoy Chicago this winter!

Enjoy #CyberMonday with a Discounted Divvy Membership

We’ve been avid users of Divvy bikes ever since they first came to Chicago. We love a good way to get around the city with ease that is also good for the environment. There’s a huge amount of Divvy bike stations located around the city and even one steps away from our hotel!

In honor of Cyber Monday, Divvy is offering 15% off of a yearly membership  – $85.00 for the usual $99.99 deal. Click here to purchase yours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The station near our hotel is located at the intersection of Huron & Wells.

Happy biking and happy Cyber Monday!

Celebrate the Holidays At Lincoln Park Zoo

Getting ready for the holiday season? We think the perfect way to do so is to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights! The event returns to the zoo this weekend and the best part is that it’s free! We love visiting the zoo to see the beautiful light fixtures and other special exhibits that are thrown on by the zoo. The event runs through early January and you will definitely catch us making a visit!

Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo’s website for more information.

Happy holidays!

Wordless Wednesday at Troquet River North

Troquet River North is a french bistro located adjacent to our hotel lobby and we love recommending it to our guests! Troquet has delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktail offerings, great #HappyHour deals and more. Here are a few photos of their delicious menu: we’re sure that your mouth will water by just looking at them!

All photos credited to troquetrivernorth.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy dining!

Free Things To Do in Chicago This November

We love Chicago because it’s home to such a diverse group of things to see, eat, drink and do. What’s even better? When these things are free!

Thanks to this article at TimeOut Chicago, we can share some of our favorite things to do for free this month.

 Chicago Architecture Biennial – Chicago hosts the architecture biennial every two years, where architecture and design are the focal point for exhibitions, art installations, and events that highlight Chicago. These events continue until Saturday, January 7, 2018.

Christkindlmarket – More than 50 food and beverage vendors attend and offer German and European treats at one of Chicago’s most classic holiday events. There are also handcrafted ornaments and nutcrackers available to purchase. The event opens on Friday, November 17 and will run through Sunday, December 24.

Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – The event returns on Thursday, November 2017 and will be taking over State Street from 8am through 11am, featuring floats, marching bands and more.

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights: Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual tradition returns on Friday, November 24 and runs every weekend through January 7, 2018. The zoo will feature lights on display and holiday inspired activities throughout the grounds.

What event are you most excited for? Happy November!

#ThrowbackThursday to Our Team’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

Halloween weekend is approaching and we’re excited to be celebrating! In honor of #NationalPumpkinDay, we’re sharing some photos from last Halloween. Our team decided to have a pumpkin carving contest and you can see that many of them went all out. We love a little bit of healthy competition!

Which one is your favorite carving? Let us know in a comment below! Happy Halloween!

 

Christkindlmarket Returns to Chicago in One Month

Whether you want to admit it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner! Here at Hotel Felix, we can’t be more excited for the holidays! What better way to celebrate than with a trip to Chicago’s Christkindlmarket?

The market, a Chicago staple, opens a month from today, on Friday, November 17.

Never been before? Make it a mission to go this year! More than 50 food and beverage vendors attend and offer German and European treats. There are also handcrafted ornaments and nutcrackers available to purchase. Click here to read more about the event from Time Out Chicago.

Mmmm German candy 🇩🇪🍬🍫

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Happy holidays!