Congratulations To Our Outstanding Employees!

Each year, the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA) hosts their Stars of the Industry Awards. The purpose of this annual event is to provide an opportunity for hotels across Illinois to honor employees that consistently go the extra mile to provide outstanding service. IHLA’s Stars of the Industry is also the only state-wide employee recognition program for the hospitality industry.

This year, four of our outstanding employees are nominated: Nayeli Chavez, Ariful Azam, Nawar Habib, and Troy Murray. On October 29, their nominations were celebrated at the Chicagoland Awards Luncheon. Nayeli, Arfiful, Nawar, and Troy’s hard work and dedication to Hotel Felix are apparent to all those who have the pleasure of working with them. Their commitment to going the extra mile for our guests never waivers. They are a constant inspiration to all here at Hotel Felix, which is why on behalf of the entire staff we would like to extend a heartfelt: Congratulations!

IMG_0230

Stars of the Industry
Stars of the Industry
Congratulations!
Congratulations!

Winter is On the Way

Brace yourselves! Winter is on the way and headed to Chicago. Don’t worry – we have good news for you. We’re bringing back our Winter Frenzy* sale.

While the days are shorter and nights are longer, winter is one of the most magical seasons. Crisp copper leaves falling off the trees as winter ushers in. Brisk wind blowing in your face. The signs are there… Winter is coming without delay!

Here’s the details on our Winter Frenzy: Book now, stay from November 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015 and receive 20% off our best available rates.

It’s time to get ready. We started early – so should you!

Hotel Felix Chicago
Hotel Felix Chicago


*Certain restrictions apply. Requires cancellation 24 hours prior arrival to avoid one night’s room and tax fees. To learn more, contact Denise Howlett, Area Director of Revenue, at denise.howlett@hotelfelixchicago.com or Larry Irving, Director of Operations at larry.irving@hotelfelixchicago.com. Click on the link to book your reservation.

For more information and details, please visit www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call 312-447-3440.

Did you know? Hotel Felix is a TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Hotel

Happy #TravelTuesday! We’re thrilled to announce that Hotel Felix was named a TripAdvisor GreenLeaders hotel. As Chicago’s first silver LEED certified hotel when we opened in 2010, we are honored to continue our strong tradition of eco-friendly practices with yet another green certification.

contentBlock_821

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders hotel program was created to help guests who book their hotels with Earth friendly practices in mind. From budget to luxury hotels, TripAdvisor award their GreenLeaders certification to hotels across America. These hotels have shown commitment to green practices such as recycling, local and organic food, and electric car charging stations. Hotels that are awarded the GreenLeaders status are ranked in order from bronze, silver, gold and platinum. The higher the ranking the more efficient a hotel’s green practices.

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a gold ranking for our GreenLeader status. Green practices at Hotel Felix include: Energy Star guest room appliances, linen/towel reuse program, energy saving guest room controls, recycling bins in guest rooms, with a guest feedback program on our green practices at the end of each stay. You can see a full listing of all our GreenLeader practices at TripAdvisor.com by clicking on the green leaf next to Hotel Felix’s name.

Whether you’re an eco-friendly traveler or not, we invite you to stay with us next time you’re in Chicago. We hope to see you soon!

Need a romantic getaway Chicago?

At Hotel Felix, we’re always ecstatic when someone thinks our hotel is just as wonderful as we do. But this month we’re especially excited to be featured in Rolling Out magazine as one of Chicago’s top 5 romantic getaway hotels. As the fall chill sets in, what better way to stay warm then snuggled up with your significant other in one of our luxurious rooms?

From the moment you step into our lobby you’re greeted with warm furnishings, modern art, and a smile from our lobby staff. Once you check into your room you’ll enjoy plush furnishings, finely woven linens and bedsheets, and a selection of L’Occitane bathroom amenities.

062432_A

If you’re looking for some out of the room fun, Hotel Felix offers a variety of special packages to keep the weekend exciting. Some of our favorites are:

The Pamper Me: Book the Pamper Me package and receive a complete 60-minute massage by one of The Asha’s trained massage therapists.

The Just Relax: Reserve the Just Relax package and receive one 60-minute massage by a trained massage therapists. Also included is a $50 gift card to 900 shops of your choice located within walking distance of us.

With rooms starting at just $169 a night, your romantic weekend is just a click or phone call away. To make reservations please visit hotelfelixchicago.com or call our concierge at 312-447-3440.

Trick or Treat Chicago style

Happy Halloween Chicago! Here at Hotel Felix, we can’t wait to break out our costumes, candy and pumpkin carving skills. If you’re like us and are eager to celebrate Halloween before October 31st, don’t worry – you can! In true Chicago fashion, the city has an endless array of activities to keep you in the Halloween spirit the entire month of October. Below is a list of a few Halloween activities that the Hotel Felix staff would recommend to our guests to enjoy while visiting Chicago.

1. The Haunted House at Navy Pier, Navy Pier, October 2-November 2
This year, the Haunted House at Navy Pier is back with a special Zombie Containment series. From the production team that brought Illinois The Fear and Statesville Haunted Prison attractions, the Haunted House at Navy Pier is not to be missed. Based on the premise that zombie’s have taken over Earth guests have a chance to see the undead firsthand on a floating zombie research facility. The haunted house during the day is ‘low scare’ with lights on. At night it becomes high scare as an interactive experience. Tickets are $12 during the day, $20 at night.

2. Halloween Costume Party, 1501 N. Magnolia Avenue, October 25
Chicago’s largest Halloween party is back again this year for more. As Chicago’s largest, longest running, and highest rated Halloween party of the season this is an event that’s not to be missed. Taking place in an old 5 building ice factory warehouse, there are three stages to choose from featuring DJ’s LEGO, David Sabat, CZBOOGIE, and Spence: Chicago. A costume contest with prizes, dancing, and haunted exhibits throughout the party round out the fun. Tickets are $75 in advance, $80 at the door.

3. Northalsted Halloween Parade, Halsted Street between Belmont and Addison, October 31
If you’re looking to fully immerse yourself into the Chicago Halloween festivities, look no further than the Northalsted Halloween Parade. The 18th annual Northalsted Halloween Parade is sponsored by the Northalsted Business Alliance. The parade invites all Chicagoans to dress up in their own costumes and march in Chicago’s largest Halloween parade. Prizes will be awarded for scariest costume, best adult costume, best couple costume, and more! Registration is free, but each participant must complete a registration form found on the Northalsted Business Alliance website.

Whether you’re in the mood to have a trick or treat this October, Hotel Felix is happy to help you find an event to celebrate the season. Happy Halloween!

Green Travel Tips

We love travel tips, especially when they’re green and eco-friendly! Travel Channel created a list of green tips, including renting bikes when on the road, using reusable water bottles and more.

The idea of renting bikes is a great one and happens to be very easy when staying with us. A Divvy Bike station is just steps away from our front door. If you’re unfamiliar with Divvy, it is the city’s largest bike-share program where you can rent bikes for any amount of time – even just 30 minutes!

To see the full list from the Travel Channel, click here.

Divvy Bikes are a great way to get around Chicago

Spotlight on River North

We’re thrilled to be featured in Choose Chicago’s blog, “Chicago Like a Local.” The blog spotlights our neighborhood, River North, and recommends Hotel Felix as the place to stay.

We loved that the writer, Max Grinnell, noted that he loved “going green” and highlighted our Silver LEED certified features. Other spots in River North that were featured included Mercadito Counter, which serves breakfast all day long. Foodies and breakfast lovers rejoice!

Other places noted also includes the restaurant near and dear to our heart (as it is adjacent to our lobby): Troquet River North, which features approachable French food.

And of course, not to be missed is a little culture while traveling… Visit the Driehaus Museum, which boasts art and collections from the Gilded Age. To learn more about the museum and its hours, visit their website here.

The full blog post, “River North Awaits, So Stay Overnight” can be found here.

Thank you again, Choose Chicago.

Choose Chicago - Chicago Like a Local
Choose Chicago – Chicago Like a Local