Take Away the Chicago Chill at the Spa

Temps are dropping and fall will soon turn into a chilly winter. The cold temperatures and brisk wind can be tough on your skin and even your spirits. But try not to fear – we have a new spa promo to help warm you up and take away the chill. This fall and winter, our Spa Boutique Felix has a new promotion – “Take Away the Chicago Chill.”

Starting today throughout the rest of the winter, enjoy an 80 minute body treatment featuring warm organic shea butter, hot towels and an exfoliation. This new treatment is sure to rejuvenate your mind and body – all while warming your heart and mind. The 80 minute treatment is $180 and you can book by calling 312-447-3440.

Take Away the Chicago Chill at the Spa Boutique Felix.
Take Away the Chicago Chill at the Spa Boutique Felix.

For more information, visit HotelFelixChicago.com. You do not need to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy our spa. Appointments must be made in advance.

We hope to see you soon.

Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 10.53.18 AM

A Last Minute Adventure

This past weekend, we had the wonderful opportunity of hosting Jeanne Grey at Hotel Felix. Jeanne booked through Hotel Tonight, getting a last minute hotel deal with us.

Spending just 18 hours in the city of Chicago, Jeanne took on some of Chicago’s ultimate tourist spots: visiting The Bean (located in Millennium Park), the iconic Art Institute, Willis Tower’s Skydeck and of course, trying deep dish pizza. Take a look at her photos below:

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 12.53.26 PM

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 12.53.45 PM

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 12.53.54 PM

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 12.54.04 PM

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 12.54.13 PM

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 12.54.20 PM

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 12.54.38 PM

We had so much fun hosting her for a spontaneous getaway and hope she comes back to the Windy City soon. In the meantime, follow her adventures on Instagram.

To learn more about Hotel Tonight, check out their website.

Congratulations to the Winner of #TisFelix!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our #TisFelix contest: Sam Bernero! Your entry already has us in the holiday spirit, and it’s only October. Bernero has won a two-night complimentary stay* with us at Hotel Felix, located in the heart of chic River North and walking distance from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. We’re looking forward to your celebratory stay with us.

CN3bKGwUsAEKtHr-5

We received so many great entries that we also added an Honorable Mention – second place to Eve Crawford. You’ve won a $50 gift certificate to Troquet River North. Troquet River North is adjacent to our lobby and offers an approachable menu of traditional French food. We look forward to you visiting us again soon and thank you for your photo of the two of you bundled up in front of our sustainable artwork.

11225269_10207122863137264_269883301939032904_n

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to #TisFelix. We had great fun looking through each entry, and loved getting to know what Chicago’s holiday season means to you. For information on additional upcoming photo contests, follow us on Twitter @HotelFelix or Like us Hotel Felix on Facebook.

*Some restrictions and blackout dates apply.

Good Luck, Chicago Cubs!

We’re ready for the big game tonight! Loran the Doorman and Madeline will be watching in their Chicago Cubs gear. Let us know where you’ll be tuning in! #LetsGo #FlyTheW

Urban October

Living in a fast paced city like Chicago, it’s important to take a step back and see how you can improve the environment and culture around you. Although it may not be easy to create change on a global scale on your own, it’s easy to get involved with the different world organizations, like the United Nations’ newest endeavor, The Sustainable Development Goals.

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 2.17.07 PM

Photo credit

The United Nations has created Urban October for a time to promote environmental awareness and knowledge while engaging communities around the world to adopt a New Urban Agenda in order to attain a sustainable future for the globe. With this project, the U.N. hopes to “explain the meaning and the importance of safe, sustainable, clean public spaces for all, face the rapid urban growth that, if not sustainably managed, can escalate poverty and unemployment, safety and crime problems, pollution and health issues,” according to this Huffington Post article by Gaia Paradiso. The Sustainable Development Goals aims to ensure access for all to “adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, accessible and sustainable transport system for all, improving road safety; enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.”

Click here to find out more information on how you can get involved and use the hashtag #GlobalGoals on social media.

Congrats To Our Outstanding Employees!

Every 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 in Illinois to honor employees that continue to go the extra mile to provide outstanding service to our customers.

Four of our outstanding employees are nominated this year:
– Donald Wirz
– Rosalia Nunez
– Darius Cristwell
– Alma Munos.

George Jordan, SVP of Oxford Hotels and Resorts and our Area General Manager at Hotel Felix, is excited and proud of these four employees. Their hard work and dedication to excellence is what makes our hotel accommodating and welcoming for all our guests staying on business or leisure travel.

Donald Wirz, George Jordan, Rosalia Nunez, Darius Cristwell, Alma Munos
Donald Wirz, George Jordan, Rosalia Nunez, Darius Cristwell, Alma Munos

The annual event will be held at the end of October at O’Hare International Airport (ORD), where all of Chicago’s nominees will be recognized for their achievements.

We also were represented at the Star of The Industry Awards last year. Check out the recap on our blog here.

Congrats Donald, Rosalia, Darius and Alma!

Getting in the Holiday Spirit – #TisFelix Contest

The holiday cheer! The spirit! The excitement! We want to give our #TisFelix entrants a special thank you for entering our holiday contest. We received some excellent photos from our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers that represented their favorite moments from the holiday season.

We’re thrilled to share some randomly selected entries:

10422003_10207976408311071_430550362725853071_n

11147201_10153036251901035_3012524706123636665_n

11225269_10207122863137264_269883301939032904_n

12017604_10204888781879347_2889015443405643596_o

CN3Y54_UkAEciRO.jpg-large

COWWA1VUYAE3SMz.jpg-large

We’re reviewing the entries and we’ll announce the winner by Oct. 9 (per the rules).

Thank you again to everyone who participated. Happy (early!) holidays!