Go Explore. We’ll park the car.

As comfortable and cozy as our rooms are, Chicago is a city full of adventure. A few steps in any direction brings new experiences that make traveling fun. Whether you are looking for a fun night out, or a relaxing night in, the last thing you want to worry about is parking. Don’t add more stress to your travels, book our Park & Stay Package. The Park & Stay Package gives you full in-and-out privileges, so when you do want venture a little farther, we would be happy to get the car. Not all adventures are planned- we understand.

  • Plus, with Chicago’s bike share program, Divvy, you can leave the car with us, and explore Chicago the eco-chic way. When there are Divvy stops at every Chicago landmark and one steps away from the hotel, it’s almost too convenient.

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

    No matter what brings you to Chicago, when you book the Park & Stay package the last thing you have to worry about is the meter running out in the middle of the night. With our Park & Stay Package, we take care of the parking so you can sleep easy.

    Smart Travel on a Budget – #TravelTuesday

    When someone says they know how to save money while traveling, we listen! Veteran consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott’s How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money and Hassle) gives smart travel advice on airlines, car rentals, cruises, hotels and more, and answers questions that we all ask when booking vacations or weekend getaways.

    Consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott teaches us all how to be smarter travelers.
    Consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott teaches us all how to be smarter travelers. Source: Christopher Elliott

    Elliott makes sense of the many, many different blogs and review sites out there, and offers highlighted smart travel tips throughout the book:

    Facts have to be verified by at least three independent sources when you’re a journalist. The same rule applies to travel recommendations. Don’t put all your money on one review from a single source, or even on many reviews from one source. Ideally, you’ll want to make sure three sources that are independent of one another confirm the review.

    As Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel, we encourage you to purchase the eco-friendly Kindle version of this book, available for $9.99 on Amazon.com. Happy reading!

    Eco-Friendly Travel: Pack Light & Fly Green

    Even the choices you make when booking a flight can make a difference for our planet. This list from For Dummies outlines six eco-friendly travel tips for packing light and flying green.

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    Source: Pageresource.com

    Did you know that booking a daytime flight can reduce your carbon footprint? The article also recommends flying airlines who use newer airplane models, and upgrading to a larger carry-on to avoid having to check a bag (lighter plane means less fuel).

    Take an opportunity to learn more about green travel and choose Hotel Felix Chicago for your next eco-friendly vacation destination. Our sustainable amenities include:

    ☻Natural southern exposure, which aids in heating building in wither months
    ☻Preserved building structure in re-development, which prevented non-biodegradable materials going to landfills
    ☻Exterior sculptures made from reclaimed materials
    ☻Low energy-use lighting, such as compact fluorescent & LED throughout building
    ☻”Recycling Room” used by the hotel to sort recyclables
    ☻Use of USGBC approved cleaning supplies that are earth friendly
    ☻Use of free trade coffees and chocolates

    We can’t wait to see you soon!

    Take a Smile for the Road

    The nice weather is getting everyone excited for the weekend. In the hospitality industry, traveling is serious business, but we still have fun. One of our concierges, Troy Murray, brings extra fun and a smile to Hotel Felix with his short version of “Build Me Up, Buttercup.” Although bringing fun to Hotel Felix is often a team effort, so Troy has backup from Randy Gardner, our Director of Operations.

  • You may have seen these two on Mardi Gras when the whole staff celebrated. We are so glad that everyone provides guests the best experiences when on the road.

  • Randy&Troy

  • We are happy to have such a great staff at Hotel Felix, who try to make guests Happy. Naturally.

    Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras Celebrations at Hotel Felix Chicago

    Happy Fat Tuesday! Each year we celebrate Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, at Hotel Felix Chicago. We treat the entire team – from the senior managers to housekeeping – to a delicious lunch. What’s best – everyone gets into the spirit by wearing beads and masks in celebration.

    This year, we opted to have a nontraditional meal. Rather than the expected, we dined on Spanish paella, bread pudding, clams and more! Quite the feast!

    Following are photos from the day, which you can also see a sampling on our Facebook page.

    George Jordan, Area General Manager and SVP of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, joined in on the fun!
    George Jordan, Area General Manager and SVP of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, joined in on the fun!
    Mardi Gras Mask! Tiara! Beads!
    Mardi Gras Mask! Tiara! Beads!

    EM and DH

    Happy Fat Tuesday!
    Happy Fat Tuesday!
    Happy Fat Tuesday from Hotel Felix Chicago!
    Happy Fat Tuesday from Hotel Felix Chicago!
    The managers take a minute to smile for the camera on Fat Tuesday at Hotel Felix Chicago.
    The managers take a minute to smile for the camera on Fat Tuesday at Hotel Felix Chicago.
    Happy Fat Tuesday from Hotel Felix Chicago!
    Happy Fat Tuesday from Hotel Felix Chicago!
    Randy and Troy having fun on Fat Tuesday.
    Randy and Troy having fun on Fat Tuesday.
    Happy Fat Tuesday! Gorgeous smiles from Hotel Felix Chicago.
    Happy Fat Tuesday! Gorgeous smiles from Hotel Felix Chicago.

    Our bellman greeted guests today in a Mardi Gras mask in celebration of Fat Tuesday.
    Our bellman greeted guests today in a Mardi Gras mask in celebration of Fat Tuesday.
    Happy Fat Tuesday from Hotel Felix Chicago!
    Happy Fat Tuesday from Hotel Felix Chicago!

    Phew! When it was all said and done, our feast looked like this...
    Phew! When it was all said and done, our feast looked like this…

    Fat Tuesday is always a great way to celebrate at the hotel and remind all team members how much we appreciate them. Hope you’re celebrating tonight too.