Into the Travel Mindset

We’re blushing from this latest Hotel Felix write-up from the website Travel Mindset. The author, Harley Schacter, traveled to Chicago and selected our property as his home base for the duration of his stay. His favorites? Our sleek room design, polite and helpful staff and our location in the heart of downtown Chicago. We enjoyed reading Harley’s description of his Windy City adventures, including his sublime sounding eats at Prosecco (pistachio encrusted prawns!) and Yolk (red velvet French toast!).

Even Madeline and Scrappy made a cameo!
Even Madeline and Scrappy made a cameo!

To read the article please follow this link. We’re elated that Harley chose to stay with us and enjoyed his visit. We hope to see him again soon!

Industry Insight

As the old adage goes, the only constant in life is change. We’re proud to say our area general manager, George Jordan, personifies this adage each day with his work at Hotel Felix. Jordan’s veritable smorgasboard of experience has helped shape him into the manager he is today and, lucky for us, he’s given us some insight into his learnings with an editorial piece for HotelNewsNow. Jordan’s latest contribution for the hospitality outlet details his views on the essence of change and the importance of embracing it in the hotel industry.

“As managers, we often discuss the notion of empowerment—giving individuals the freedom and authority to make changes. But empowerment won’t work if the individuals in organizations with rigid or outdated standards don’t want to accept or embrace change.”

For the complete article, and the importance of fresh squeezed juice, please visit this link.

Photo credit: Christine
Photo credit: Christine

Announcing the Blissful Indulgence

Are you the type of person who shops till they drop?

  • Have no fear- Hotel Felix can help you pre and post shopping excursion with something we like to call the Blissful Indulgence.

  • Blissful Indulgence = Shopping and Spa.

  • From August 22-September 2 you can take advantage of the Happy. Naturally. Package for 299.00 Per night.*

  • Which includes:
    -Deluxe Queen Bed (Single/ double occupancy)
    -One (1) $50.00 gift card to the 900 Shops on Michigan Ave.
    -One (1) relaxing one hour signature massage of facial at Asha-Aveda on site

  • AVEDA Asha 16 Spa Waiting area

  • What can be better than a relaxing massage after a busy day of shopping? If you are someone who rather relax before shopping- that can be arranged too.

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  • *excludes 16.4% Chicago Hotel tax. Upgrade to a King bed based on availability at the time of request.

    Seeing Red is Not so Out of the Blue

    If you have been in Chicago lately, you may have seen them. Divvy Bikes are the (mostly) blue bikes around Chicago available for rental. Divvy Bikes has over a thousand of bikes around Chicago in 140 rental locations.

    Divvy has joined forces with Hotel Felix for a chance to win a stay at Chicago’s first eco-chic hotel. Divvy bikes are usually painted Chicago blue, but out there is one red bike.

    Between August 19-23 tweet #DivvyRed if you see the red bike roaming somewhere in Chicago. Tweet #DivvyRed to Hotel Felix’s Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a free night stay.

    Photo from: peopleforbikes.org
    Photo from: peopleforbikes.org

    With over 1,200 and 140 locations, locating the red bike may lead to new adventures in Chicago. Thankfully there is a Divvy dock just down the street from Hotel Felix.

    Rent a bike, go explore, and live Happy. Naturally.

    Play Ball!

    Hotel Felix (and Hotel Cass) employees are Happy. Naturally on the softball field:
    Team photo

    Hotel Felix and Hotel Cass have joined forces to compete against nine other hotel teams in the Near North Hotel Softball League. The team is a combination of employees from both properties. The NNHSL started more than 20 years ago in 1992; they play games every Friday at Lake Shore Park from May 31 through September 6. The Near North Hotel Softball League is a fun way for our staff to spend time together off-property, as well as connect with others who work in the same industry. Playoffs for the Near North Hotel Softball League begin August 23 – go Team Felix/Cass!