Name that Dog! Contest

There are so many exciting things happening at Hotel Felix (exhibit A, B and C), it’s hard to keep up! This latest announcement surely does not disappoint. As many of you may know, we recently welcomed a furry bundle of joy to our sustainable sculpture family this past Sunday (Earth Day). The adorable pup is now a permanent Hotel Felix resident – there’s just one problem. He/she needs a name!

From April 22 through April 30 (Monday) at 11:59 p.m. CST all are invited to submit the creative name of their choice for our new pup to, along with:

  1. 1-3 sentences explaining your recommended dog name.
  2. entrants’ full name, city and age.
  3. an additional point will be awarded to contestants who submit a photo of him/herself with their dog.

All entrants are encouraged to be creative and THINK GREEN! Entrants must agree to rules listed here. The names will be judged by Hotel Felix’ Green Panel of environmental activists and select the winning name based upon a set of criteria and how well the name ties into Hotel Felix’ green theme. The Green Panel is composed of environmental champions including representatives from Greenheart Shop, Green Grocer Chicago and Green Building & Design Magazine.

The winner receives:

  1. a two night-stay at Hotel Felix
  2. dinner at Elate, the organic restaurant adjacent to the hotel
  3. an optional photo shoot with the pooch

The winner will be announced on May 8. Good luck everyone!

Hotel Felix on TODAY Show

TODAY Hotel Felix made a special fan very Happy. Naturally.

In celebration of NBC Universal’s Green Week, your favorite eco-friendly, LEED Silver certified boutique hotel was featured as the grand prize for Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Fan of the Week on the TODAY Show! Congrats to winner Karen Benavidez from Kingsville, Texas for winning a four-day, three-night trip for two to Hotel Felix.

The trip includes breakfast and dinner for two everyday at Elate, the organic upscale restaurant adjacent to Hotel Felix. It also includes two spa treatments and round trip airfare.

To check out the clip, visit this link. Congrats again to Karen, we look forward to having you as our guest!

Not Your Average Cup of Joe

We’re excited to announce a collaboration with Columbia College of Chicago and Nespresso in celebration of Earth Month! From April 13-15, we’ll display a Columbia College student designed 3-D art installation created entirely out of recycled Nespresso capsules in the hotel’s mezzanine level of the lobby. The display will be available from 7-10 a.m. with complimentary coffee brewed fresh by Nespresso baristas. Stop by for your morning java fix and take in some creative student artwork made locally in Chicago.

The mezzanine where Columbia College student artwork will be featured.

Hit up Hotel Felix for your morning java fix this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Exclusive Earth Day Rate

We have an exciting Earth Month announcement!

To celebrate our favorite day of the year we’re offering an exclusive Earth Day rate of $4.22 for the next 10 people who book a room for April 22 online.  This rate is only available to stay on April 22 (Earth Day!) and the promotion is based on availability and does not include sales tax. You may book now at this link. Good luck!

Happy Earth Month!

It’s our favorite time of the year here at Hotel Felix – Earth Month! We’re proud to be Chicago’s first LEED Certified hotel. Here are just a few of the ways we make an effort to be lean, green, eco-chic machines:

In-room motion sensors to control heat and air conditioning
-Water waste reduction plumbing
-Use of bamboo and cork flooring in public areas and low volative organic compound paints
-Serving guests complimentary, locally-owned fair-trade coffee

We have loads of fun events planned all month long to celebrate going green so stay tuned to hear more! How do you make an effort to reduce your carbon footprint? Happy Earth Month!