New Year’s Eve in Chicago – Sleep It Off

Heading out for New Year’s? Or are you still deciding? Chicago has some last-minute ideas on where to celebrate if you procrastinated. From upscale dinners to full celebratory parties, they have a little something for everyone.

Plus, a little mention in the article to book a room with us if you’re headed to the Parkway Ballroom NYE event. Tickets can be bought online for $75 and free secured parking is included. Party-goers are then eligible for a hotel discount with us with the proof of purchase. To reserve your room, you must call the hotel at (312) 447-3440.

Check out all the recommended ideas from DNAInfo Chicago here.

New Year's Eve Celebration at the Parkway Ballroom - a fun way to ring in 2015!
New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Parkway Ballroom – a fun way to ring in 2015!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Our team celebrated the holiday season at our annual holiday party. This year, we went to Chicago’s famed Navy Pier on the Spirit Cruise.

The best part about Spirit Cruise is that it has a little bit of fun for everyone – from dining to dancing, we all had a wonderful and festive time. The cruise boasts panoramic views of Chicago with the skyline lit up in all its glory.

Here’s some photos from our fun evening.

Happy Holidays from your friends at Hotel Felix.
Happy Holidays from your friends at Hotel Felix.

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New Year’s Eve: Sleep It Off

New Year’s Eve is one of Chicago’s favorite holidays. Here at Hotel Felix, the celebration we have our eye on this year is the 2015 Bronzeville Bow Tie Ball hosted at the Parkway Ballroom. When you reserve your tickets for the Bow Tie Ball, you’ll receive a discount towards one of our luxury hotel rooms at Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel.

Featuring an open bar, The Javon Watson Experience Band, DJ I.N.C., and secure parking, the celebration begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. Classic black attire is required to attend the event, appetizers and a late night menu will also be featured throughout the evening. Tickets begin at $75 per person. And don’t forget, when your New Year’s festivities come to an end, you’ll have the perfect place to “sleep it off” with us at Hotel Felix.

So before that ball drops and 2015 is here, reserve your spot for the 2015 Bronzeville Bow Tie Ball today, and your room with us at


Did you know?

We’re honored and thrilled to be 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.

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 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!

The Asha Spa at Hotel Felix

If you’re looking to unwind, the Asha Spa at Hotel Felix has you covered. Located on the second floor of our hotel, the Asha Spa is dedicated to rejuvenating our guests during their stay. The Asha Spa offers treatments that are catered to your specific lifestyle needs. The Asha Spa is also an Aveda Lifestyle SalonSpa, which means they only use Aveda products during their treatments. With a variety of luxurious treatments to chose from, here are a few of our favorites at Hotel Felix:

1. The Asha Massage, 30 minutes to 2 hours
The Asha Spa’s signature customized massage comes with an Aveda aroma of your choice during treatment. Guest are able to choose a 30 minute to 2 hour time frame. This massage is meant to restore balance and reduce tension through a series of compressions, gentle rocking, and calming massage strokes. Heat packs may also be added to enhance the experience.

2. Couples Massage Upgrade, 30 minutes to 2 hours
The Asha Spa offers the opportunity for guests to customize their own massage experience. Select two massages from the Asha Spa’s listing of services, and experience them in a private treatment room side by side.

3. Stress-Fix Massage, 30 minutes to 1 hour
This massage combines the Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Foot Reflexology, and Acupressure Points to reduce and relieve tension within your body. Combined with the signature Aveda ‘Stress-Fix’ aroma with lavender, lavandin, and clary sage which have been clinically proven to reduce feelings of anxiety and strain.


Whether you have 30 minutes or two hours, the Asha Spa is committed to creating ultimate relaxation for our guests. Call 312-256-8000 to reserve your treatment today, or visit for a complete listing of spa services.

Best Eco-Friendly Hotels

It’s great being green! We were recently honored by Gogobot as one of the Best Eco-Friendly Hotels.

Best Eco Hotels

According to Gogobot, the hotels listed are “known for their credentials and hard work for sustainability.”

When speaking about our hotel, they noted, “This boutique hotel is great for several reasons. One of them is that it’s got a great location in the heart of everything downtown… It’s an eco-friendly hotel, and the decor is modern and warm at the same time.”

To see the full list, visit here.

Thanks Gogobot!