In the News – BOSS Magazine

New article about our hotel in BOSS Magazine.

We have exciting news: B.O.S.S. Magazine, otherwise known as “Be Your Own Success Story,” has featured our hotel as one of the top environmentally-friendly hotels in the United States.

We pride ourselves as being the first hotel in the city of Chicago to be Silver LEED certified, and it’s a great thing to see that our hard work and passion isn’t going unnoticed.

The article features our sustainable artwork:
“Recycled carpets and cork and bamboo flooring are incorporated throughout the hotel. There is an enhanced energy management system, which allows the director of engineering to log in
and control energy systems anywhere in the hotel,” writes Nicola Batchelor.

Not only was our artwork highlighted in the magazine, but our linen re-use program. Nicola writes,”The linen re-use program at The Felix means linens are washed at guests’ request rather than everyday as standard. This has resulted in average savings of 45,000 gallons of water and 32,500 gallons of detergent per year. More than 1 million gallons of water will be saved through the property’s water reduction program this year.”

If you’re interested in reading the rest of the article, click here. The full issue will be available in print later this month.


Source: B.O.S.S. Magazine

Earth Month at Hotel Felix

Earth Month celebrations at Hotel Felix Chicago

Earth Month is the annual reminder for many travelers to consider new green practices. Here at Hotel Felix, we commit to reducing our carbon footprint year round and Earth Month is a celebration of our ongoing green efforts.

This April, we will offer eco-friendly activities and discounts for like-minded travelers. Guests and Chicagoans can take advantage of the following incentives throughout Earth Month:

Scrappy’s Green Tips – and a new Sidekick: Scrappy, a larger-than-life sustainable dog sculpture outside our hotel, will offer his eco-friendly tips throughout Earth Month on social media with #ScrappyTips. He also will have a new sidekick in Troy Murray, Director of Front Office, as he takes on the role of the hotel’s new green ambassador. The always-vibrant Murray will share four videos online showcasing the hotel’s eco-friendly offerings. Green enthusiasts can find both Troy’s videos and Scrappy’s green tips on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout Earth Month.

Stay Green and Save Green: During Earth Month, all guests who book new reservations via our website will receive 22 percent off the best available rate in April. This offer is available for new reservations only in April 2016.

Green Groups Save Green: During Earth Month, eco-friendly group bookings will receive 22 percent off the best available rate if they show proof of their environmental practices, such as their recycling program or car-sharing services. This special discount is available only for new group bookings in April and May 2016. For inquiries, please contact Marianne Encarnado, Area Director of Sales and Marketing, at 312-447-2950.

Be Green and Tweet Green: During Earth Month, we are excited to launch a Twitter giveaway to inspire its eco-friendly followers to tweet green activities throughout the month. From recycling more to riding bikes to work, all green enthusiasts can tweet with how they’re being green for a chance to win a two night stay at Hotel Felix. The person who tweets their green efforts the most during April to @hotelfelix with hashtag #GreenFelix will win a complimentary two-night stay. Management will determine if there is a tie. The giveaway starts at 10 a.m., April 1 and runs until April 30 at 5 p.m. CT. The winner will be announced the week of May 2.

“We are continually excited for Earth Month because we feel Hotel Felix is a great example of how we can encourage travelers to reduce their carbon footprints and improve our environment,” said George Jordan, Area General Manager of Hotel Felix Chicago and Senior Vice President of Oxford Hotels & Resorts.

To learn more about our hotel, please visit www.hotelfelixchicago.com.

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Chicago’s Thriving West Loop Neighborhood

You often hear about a variety of different bustling neighborhoods in the city of Chicago, whether that may be Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville or River North. We certainly love River North and proudly call that neighborhood “home.” And just steps away from our neighborhood is the West Loop, which has a vibrant scene to enjoy for a night out.

Taken from WestLoop.org, “The West Loop is known for its award-winning restaurants, burgeoning art gallery district, boutiques and unique residential loft-style living. Some have compared the area to New York City’s SoHo, the West Loop is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Chicago – but it wasn’t always this way. Long before the Chicago fire of 1871, the Near West Side was still very much redeveloping and had stark contrasts with the way people lived and worked in the area.

Today, the West Loop is home to a few great spots and popular attractions that we recommend visiting, including but not limited to:
– Its own City Winery: Home to a variety of wine, food and live music.
– The infamous Chicago landmark, Union Station: a mecca for state and country wide transportation as well as home to banquet halls and shops.
Randolph Street Market: This weekend festival with over 200 vendors happens during the last weekend of every month and even moves outside once the weather permits!

If you’re looking to satisfy your appetite, become immersed in culture, or relax with a glass of wine, the West Loop is the right neighborhood for you.

For more information on things to do in the West Loop, check out this article in Time Out Chicago.

Chicago Loop

Photo Credit: istockphoto.com/tupungato

Happy exploring!

Spring Fever Sale

Great news: Spring is (almost) here! While there might be a dusting of snow on the ground, we are ready for it – and ready to offer you a discounted stay no matter the weather.

What better way to bid adieu to the Chicago winter than celebrate the start of the new season with a hotel deal? Chicago is beautiful in any season, but here at Hotel Felix, we’ve been counting down the days until spring arrives and there’s sunshine in the streets again.

Book a hotel room with us now and stay by April 30, 2016 to receive 20 percent off of our best available rate. That’s an excellent travel deal that we hope you’ll take advantage of. Plus, it’s a great cure for spring fever!

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Photo credit to istockphoto.com/Mshake

Click here to book now.

And, Chicago is a great place to visit during the spring. Check out our recent blog posts for other suggestions what to do in Chicago, such as St. Patrick’s Day, the River North Donut Fest, Cheesetopia and more.

Let’s all welcome spring together!