Industry Stars at Hotel Felix

We’re proud to announce several Hotel Felix employees have been selected as nominees for Stars of the Industry, a distinguished award that recognizes outstanding service in the lodging industry. The nominees will be honored at an Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association luncheon on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

The Stars of the Industry nominees are pictured, from left to right: Monica Arias (housekeeping), Mayeli Cuenca (housekeeping) and Curtis Bowling (engineering). Not pictured is Larry Irving (front desk). Also pictured, from left to right: George Jordan (general manager), Tyrone Wilson (executive housekeeper)and Joel de la Torre (chief engineer).

Congratulations to all Hotel Felix nominees and thank you for your continued outstanding guest services!

Beer Dinner at Elate

What do you get when you pair Chicago-born specialty crafted brews with a robust seasonal menu? Goose Island & Elate Beer Dinner, happening tomorrow, Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. For $45 per ticket (tax and gratuity not included) guests are treated to a sumptuous four course menu prepared by Elate’s Chef de Cuisine Mike Noll and Sous Chef Steven Lartz, paired with four selections from Goose Island.

Goose Island & Elate Beer Dinner

Course One

Beer: Matilda

Dish: Blue Cheddar and Salted Caramel Souffle

Course Two

Beer: Sofie

Dish: Salmon with Beet / Fennel / Preserved Lemon / Mustard / Maple

Course Three

Beer: Pepe Negro

Dish: Hanger Steak with Carrot / Turmeric / Chanterelle / Cocoa Nib

Course Four

Beer: Pere Jacques

Dish: Curry Semifreddo with White Chocolate / Sour Cherry

Tickets are still available but limited. To reserve your place, please call Elate at (312) 202.9900. For more information please visit Goose Island’s website.

Good Luck Runners!

With only two days left before the marathon, we would like to take the time to send “Good Luck” to all of the runners participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Each year the marathon host runners who have chosen to run on behalf of a charity, making each step more meaningful. Last year, the charity runners earned over $12 million for charities local and global.

If you are a spectator, join the Bank of America, U.S Trust, or Merrill Lynch Cheer Zone. Just when the runners need it the most, you can give an encouraging yell or chant. You can even join Nike at Mile 24 to support the runners. At mile 8, Volkswagen will set up a tailgate, they will be serving waffles and coffee for those cheering on the runners.

Be sure to wish your runner good luck and give them the support they need. Good Luck to all, we will see you at the finish line!