Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016.

Time to start planning your New Year’s Eve! As the year comes to a close, it is time to decide how you’ll celebrate the New Year and ring in 2016. Join us as we celebrate 2016 and enjoy the festivities with a unique hotel package we have created just for New Years Eve.

Enjoy the festivities with a festive night worth remembering with the following accommodations and celebrations:
– A room in one of our contemporary and luxurious guestrooms on December 31, 2015
– Two passes to Troquet’s New Year’s Eve Party from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., which includes the following:
– Unlimited house drinks featuring select beers, wine and mixed cocktails
– Appetizers especially prepared by Troquet River North’s Chef
– A midnight champagne toast
– Dancing and live entertainment featuring a fantastic DJ.

This is one celebration that you won’t want to miss. From delicious food to celebratory cocktails to great music, this is the perfect way to ring in the New Year with friends.

To learn more and make a reservation, please click here to book now and ring in the New Year with us!

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Happy New Year!

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

A highlight of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, returning this Saturday, November 21st.

The holidays are right around the corner and the unofficial start of the season for many in Chicago is the Michigan Avenue Light Festival. The festival lights up one of Chicago’s most famed streets with holiday lights and decorations for all to see throughout the holiday season.

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival returns to Chicago this Saturday, November 21. The festival has a big claim – it is the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration. The all-day activities include holiday shopping, a tree-lighting parade, fireworks over the Chicago River and more.

Plus, the classic Tree-Lighting Parade takes place on Michigan Avenue featuring none other than Minnie and Mickey Mouse this year.

Check out the BMO Harris Bank Stage with special performances from the likes of Michelle Branch to the critically-acclaimed Million Dollar Quartet. For a full list of performers, please visit the Magnificent Mile’s website.

Sustainable and Chic at Hotel Felix

OnMilwaukee‘s travel writer Lori Fredrich had a chance to stay at our hotel – and we’re thrilled to learn she was not disappointed.

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Not just satisfied with our environmentally sustainable hotel, Lori was a fan of the hotel room’s functionality and cleanliness, comparing them “to a variety of European-style hotels I’ve stayed at in New York and beyond.”

She also boasted about our location, noting how that can be a make or break sort of deal when traveling. We’re happy to hear our location, based in the heart of Chicago’s River North, did not disappoint. As she said, we’re located near hundreds of dining options and within walking distance to the famous Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue.

Concluding Lori’s review, she states, “If you’re looking for a comfortable, clean hotel in a great location where you can get a great night’s sleep, the Hotel Felix just might be your ball of wax.”

If you’re interested in reading the rest of the review, check it out here. Lori just may convince you to book a weekend adventure with Hotel Felix in Chicago. We certainly hope she does!

Happy and safe travels!

Fall Travel Deals

This fall, we have a couple of great deals to take advantage of at our hotel and our Spa Boutique. The holidays can be a busy time and we hope our specials help you or your loved ones relax and unwind. Whether near or far, these travel deals are worth exploring.

First, we’re offering the Secret Fall Sale to get 20 percent off our best available rate. Guests just need to book between now and November 30th and stay through December 31st, 2015.

This sale will go fast, so move quickly: what better way to gear up for the holiday season with a spectacular trip to Chicago? We are within close walking distance to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and a variety of world class dining options.

While you enjoy your stay, book a day at our boutique spa to take away the Chicago chill.

Now throughout the rest of the winter season, 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. You do not need to be a guest of the hotel to book an enjoyable spa treatment at Spa Boutique Felix. However, appointments must be made in advance.

We hope to see you soon!

Stars of the Industry Recap

This past Friday, the Illinois Hotel Lodging Association held their Annual Stars of the Industry Awards Banquet at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. If you may remember our previous blog post about this event, four of our outstanding team members were recognized for their hard work at Hotel Felix:

– Donald Wirz
– Rosalia Nunez
– Darius Cristwell
– Alma Munos

This event acknowledges and recognizes the hard working individuals in the hospitality industry. We’re proud of their dedication and commitment to excellent guest services. Each one of them is a “star” in our eyes. The Star Judges are now reviewing the Chicagoland area finalists to select the State Winners.

Congratulations Donald, Rosalia, Darius and Alma! You can see each of them celebrating at the event:

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Congrats and keep up the great work! We’re happy to have you on the team.

SECRET FALL SALE – Book Now!

Shhhh! Book our SECRET FALL SALE between now until November 30, 2015 and stay through December 31, 2015 and receive 20 percent off our Best Available Rate. Spread the news! After all, some secrets are meant to be shared.

We invite you to experience our upscale boutique hotel that blends a comfortable elegance with inspiring natural elements, within walking distance to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district, world-class dining and historic landmarks.

As Chicago’s first Silver-LEED certified hotel, indulge in an enriching setting that is environmentally friendly. Organic materials. Renewable resources. Low flow toilets. And most importantly, reduced carbon footprint. The sale will go quickly so don’t delay – and remember, some secrets are meant to be shared, especially with your loved ones during the holidays.

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