One Earth Film Festival

Looking for a great festival to attend while winter sticks around? Here’s one we recommend: attend the One Earth Film Festival on March 6-8. It combines two of our favorite things at Hotel Felix: movies and the environment.

Part of Green Community Connections, One Earth Film Festival is now in its fourth consecutive year. The purpose of One Earth Film Festival is simple – create opportunities for understanding climate change and sustainability through the power of film. Each film is shown at designated theaters around the city of Chicago. Following the film, moderators from Green Community Connections lead discussions focused on the environmental solutions proposed in each film. Featured films this year include:

– Angel Azul, Directed by Marcy Cravat and Kath Delaney
– Arise, Directed by Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando
– Edible City, Directed by Andrew Hasse
– Field Biologist, Directed by Jared Flescher

flower

With a selection of more than 35 riveting environmental films, there is certain to be a film for each festival-goer. For movie times, tickets, and a full weekend agenda visit greencommunityconnections.org.

Enjoy!

Oscar Party at Troquet River North

A fan of the Oscars? So are we. That’s why you will find us at Troquet River North‘s Oscar Party this year. Adjacent to our lobby at Hotel Felix, Troquet River North is the place to be with their delicious specials and extensive wine selection. Making their Oscar Party one that any cinephile will not want to miss.

The Oscar Party takes place on Feb. 22. Guests who choose Troquet River North for dinner that evening will be eligible to enter the “Oscar Prediction” contest. The diner who has the most accurate Oscar predictions will win a $50 gift certificate to Troquet River North. (Please note, all submissions must be received by 6p.m. CST and Troquet is running this contest). In addition to the contest, Troquet will offer Oscar themed cocktails all night for only $9. Here are a few of our favorites:

-The Gin-itation Game: Lemon-infused gin, cranberry juice, honey simple syrup

-The Drink of Everything: Vodka, rum, gin, tequila, Triple Sec, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, splash of Coca-Cola

-The Academy Award: Vodka, elderflower liqeur, lime juice, sparkling wine, gold stars

To make a dinner reservation for the Oscar Party please call 312-202-9900. We hope to see you there!

Troquet-RN-Oscars-2015

Mardi Gras Celebrations

What a fun day to celebrate Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday.

We had our annual team celebration for Mardi Gras with delicious food at Troquet River North​, including Chicken Gumbo, Cornbread with Honey Butter. The team at Troquet created this festive meal and it is a great way to honor and appreciate everyone on our team – from the managers to the front desk to housekeeping. It takes a hardworking group to run a hotel and we certainly recognize all the effort everyone puts into it.

Then, for dessert we had a wonderfully-sweet and mouth-watering Apricot Bread Pudding. It hit the spot!

We certainly hope other businesses near and far were celebrating as well.

Following are a few photos from the celebrations before we headed back to work.

Mardi Gras Celebrations
Mardi Gras Celebrations

2015-02-17 11.54.32

2015-02-17 11.55.23

2015-02-17 12.02.57

2015-02-17 13.14.13

2015-02-17 13.16.59

2015-02-17 13.33.01

Mardi Gras Celebrations - George Jordan wears festive Mardi Gras flair but he's still busy at his desk taking calls!
Mardi Gras Celebrations – George Jordan wears festive Mardi Gras flair but he’s still busy at his desk taking calls!

Delicious!

Look Red Carpet Ready on Valentine’s Day

Do you want your skin looking red carpet ready this Valentine’s Day? Now it’s easier than ever with emerginC skin care products available at Spa Boutique Felix.

Their date night essentials, hydra-repair intensive topical infusion capsules and red carpet primer, will ensure a flawless look for your romantic evening. Hydra repair features an intensive topical plant extract and ceramide capsules to improve lipid content in the skin and hydration. The red carpet primer features a plant-based hydrating and plumping microspheres, which fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and conceal pores. Leaving skin smooth and even before applying your foundation.

Started by Ian Lirenman in 1997, emerginC prides itself on 100 percent natural, minimum 70 percent organic skin care products. You won’t find parabens, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colors in any of their products.

EmerginC also is a leader in fair trade practices and environmental initiatives, making them a perfect product to feature at Spa Boutique Felix. We take great pride in being an eco-friendly hotel and their environmental efforts are important to us.

So to ensure you’re looking flawless this Valentine’s Day, stop by our Spa Boutique Felix for your emerginC essentials. Then, go out and have the best date night with your sweetie.

Spa Boutique Felix is located on the 2nd floor of Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron Street.

ValFlyerFelix

Chicago Snow and our Sustainable Art

When you arrive at our hotel, you will notice three sculptures that greet you on your way in. These three pieces of sustainable art are known to our Hotel Felix family as Loren the Doorman, Madeline The Baker’s Wife, and Scrappy.

Created exclusively for Hotel Felix by Minnesota artist Allen Christian, the sculptures embrace Hotel Felix’s eco-friendly priorities as they are made with found and reclaimed materials. All three sculptures were created specifically with Chicago’s cold winters in mind, which means they will be there to greet you no matter the weather.

IMG_4439

Loren was the first to join the family on Earth Day 2010. He stands at 7 feet tall and is made of recycled pipes, a drill bit, an umbrella stand, and a milk bucket head.

On Earth Day 2011 and 2012, Hotel Felix commissioned Madeline and Scrappy, respectively, to stand with Loren at the entrance. The goal of this family is to inspire guests to feel the fun and whimsical spirit of Hotel Felix from the moment they arrive. Of course Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy are never lacking for photo opportunities: guests, employees, and Chicagoans alike enjoy snapping photos with all three. Truly adding meaning to our motto, “Happy, Naturally.”

The next time you stay with us, be sure to say “Hello” to Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy. They’re sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face, no matter how chilly the temps are.

We hope to see you soon.

Chicago Blizzard Deal

Stuck in Chicago another night because of the blizzard? Or don’t want to commute home in the snow and slush? Skip the travel and stay with us. Hotel Felix has you covered. For tonight only, we will offer an exclusive snow day deal. Stay with us for only $69+ tax. Why hassle with all the snow (or digging out!) when you can relax in one of our luxurious rooms for the night?

All rooms at Hotel Felix are complete with linens and bedding woven from the finest cotton, L’Occitane amenities, and plush robes. Complimentary internet access is also available in every room. And if you’re in the mood for dinner, look no further than the French restaurant adjacent to our lobby, Troquet River North.

So whether your flight has been cancelled, your car is stuck, or your train is delayed, stay with Hotel Felix for the night. Call our concierge at 312-447-3440 to reserve your room. We’re looking forward to your stay.

B83AsrRIAAAUItz