Elate named one of 20 Hot New Restaurants

Viruoso Life Sept/Oct 2010
Viruoso Life Sept/Oct 2010

Virtuoso Life magazine’s September/October edition named Hotel Felix’s Elate as one of the world’s 20 restaurants of the moment.  Describing that today’s dining trends favor “a new style of dining that’s more casual and inventive — though still luxurious, but in an accessible and affordable way,” Elate is highlighted along with other restaurants from around the world, such as Sage in Las Vegas, Tempo in London, and The Chairman in Hong Kong.

Click here to read Virtuoso Life‘s praise for Elate:

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20100910/index.php?startid=112

View what other restaurants made the list here:

http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/taking-off/2010/09/20-must-try-restaurants.html

Tips for Maintaining Work/Life Balance

Does it seem like there are not enough hours in the day? As the boundaries between work and home continue to blur, finding a healthy work/life balance can be a constant challenge.

In the article 5 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance, WebMD contributor Sherry Rauh suggests to protect your time for fun just as you would any other obligation. Explains Rauh, “You would probably think twice before skipping out on work, a parent-teacher conference, or a doctor’s appointment. Your private time deserves the same respect.”

As one of Chicago’s premier luxury boutique hotels, Hotel Felix strives to accommodate both parts of your life. For the business traveler, our hotel features meeting facilities equipped with ergonomically-designed seating, AV capabilities, high-speed and wireless Internet and catering services available at your request. When it’s time for relaxation and fun, there are plenty of ways to be Happy-Naturally with help from Hotel Felix. Work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center, schedule an appointment for a rejuvenating massage at our spa, or kick back with dinner and drinks at Elate.

Below are some links with other helpful tips on how to maintain equilibrium:

10 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance INC magazine asked 10 CEOs how they keep things in balance

Twitter’s Work-Life Balance Tips BusinessWeek asked Twitter followers to give their two cents

Work-life balance: Tips to reclaim control Some great suggestions from MayoClinic.com


Hotel Felix in the news

As we previously mentioned on our blog, Hotel Felix has recently gained Silver LEED status for Green Design.

We are thrilled to report TerraCurve, the guide to responsible travel, has taken notice and written about our Silver LEED certification.  Read the article here: “Chicago hotel earns Silver for being Green”

Hotel Felix is also featured as a Green Hotel on the City of Chicago’s Official Tourism Site. Take a look.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction, and operation for green buildings. Read more about LEED certification at the U.S. Green Building Council website.