Hotel Felix Earns Green Seal Certification

We’re thrilled to announce that we received the Green Seal Environmental Standard for Lodging – Silver certification this week. This adds us to an elite group of hotels nationally to earn this certification.

The certification process takes three months minimum and includes nearly three dozen environmentally responsible criteria for lodging properties.

Green Seal is a national nonprofit organization that provides scientific-based environmental standards in this increasingly competitive marketplace. To learn more about Green Seal, please visit www.greenseal.org

Hotel Felix Receives Green Seal Certification
Hotel Felix Receives Green Seal Certification
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Our Thoughts Are With You

The Hotel Felix would like to express our sincere condolences for the three Tesla employees who were on board the plane that crashed in East Palo Alto early this morning yesterday. We are deeply saddened by this news and words alone cannot express our sympathy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends during this tragedy.

Two New Job Opportunities at the Hotel Felix Chicago

We’re pleased to announce two new job openings at the Hotel Felix.  We’re looking to add two dynamic and personable team members and the job  descriptions are below:

1. Front Desk Agent
– Provide friendly, efficient registration and information to all guests, visitors and fellow employees.
– Check guests in and out of the hotel, ensuring proper credit is received, special requests are noted / fulfilled and accurate information is established.
– Initiate, monitor and complete shift checklist.
– Thoroughly complete all guest transactions.
– Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of all hotel amenities as well as any special events or groups.
– Resolve complaints and inquiries concerning service and facilities.
– Interact with other hotel staff in a professional manner, assisting other departments with necessary information.
– Be knowledgeable of all emergency procedures and policies.
– Maintain a bank and handle all cash according to hotel policies and procedures.
– Communicate all pertinent information to the Front Desk Supervisor, Front Office Director or Director of Operations as needed.
– Answer the telephone in a professional manner and assist guests with any questions, concerns and requests.
– Ensure that the front desk and back office is clean and well organized.
– Communicate with public, hotel staff and management in a professional manner.

2. Night Audit – Essential functions include but are not limited to:
– Responsible for auditing the hotel’s daily cumulative income.
– Act as a Manager on Duty from 11pm-7am.
– Check guests in and out of the hotel, ensuring proper credit is received, special requests are noted/fulfilled and accurate information is established.
– Answer the telephone in a professional manner and assist guests with any questions, concerns and requests.
– Respond to guest requests with courtesy and efficiency.
– Ensure that all charges of the day have been properly posted to the appropriate accounts.
– Ensure that all miscellaneous charges and adjustments have been posted and balanced.
– Ensure that all guest charges have been balanced from the various outlets and applied to the appropriate accounts.
– Balance accounts, run financial reports and attach all supporting documentation to the day end report as outlined in the checklist.
– Communicate all pertinent information or issues to the Director of Finance or Front Office management.
– Resolve complaints and inquiries concerning service and facilities.
– Be knowledgeable of all hotel emergency procedures and policies.
– Maintain a bank and handle all cash transactions according to Hotel policies and procedures.
– Effectively coordinate relocation of guests when necessary.
– Ensure that the front desk and back office is clean and well organized before the end of the shift.

To apply, please contact Azad Uddin, director of human resources, at mohammad.uddin@hotelfelixchicago.com.

Dream Date – Dinner for Two at Elate Restaurant

One of Chicago’s most anticipated fundraisers of the year is just around the corner. Hotel Felix’s Elate Restaurant is happy to participate in this year’s giveaways. Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest will be auctioning off dinner for two at Elate Restaurant on Feb. 5th at the 19th Annual Dream Date Charity Auction.

Starlight is a nonprofit organization which helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education, family activities, community outings and other special events.  The fundraising goal of $150,000 has been set for the “Dream Date” event, which will host more than 550 attendees.

Elate Restaurant is proud to participate in this fundraising event to help support Starlight’s diverse line-up of programs and services.  Event details are listed below:

Who: Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest

What: 19th Annual Dream Date Charity Auction

Where: Enclave (220 W. Chicago Ave.)

When: Friday, Feb. 5th at 6 p.m.

Why: To raise money to help support Starlight’s diverse line-up of programs and services

For tickets, please call 312.251.7827 or visit www.starlight-midwest.org


Hotel Felix announced as finalist in Greater Chicago Food Depository Commerical Real Estate Awards

logo2Every year, the Greater Chicago Food Depository Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner recognizes the outstanding architects, designers, developers and brokers responsible for the city’s best real estate developments. This year, the developer of the Hotel Felix, Oxford Capital Group, LLC, has been honored to have been selected as a finalist in the redevelopment category.

The annual event is a benefit of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, and has raised more than $10 million for the cause in the last 21 years. Award nominations are reviewed by a Blue Ribbon Panel, comprised of representatives from last year’s award winners, representatives from real estate associations and members of the real estate community. The panel selects two to six finalists per category and then finalists are voted on by the Executive Committee.
The dinner is considered “the Oscars of the real estate industry.” This year’s event starts with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at the Hilton Chicago.

The Hotel Felix would like to congratulate all who have contributed to this unique and distinctive project.