February Openings in Chicago

We’re excited to be gearing up for the month of February – just two days away! With a great amount of new events taking place during January, it’s inevitable that even more fun things are coming to Chicago this February. Check out some of our favorite events we’re looking forward to and check out the full list from Time Out Chicago.

February 4: The Chinese-American museum is throwing a Chinese New Year party with arts and crafts, food and more.

February 14: Valentine’s Day in Chicago! Check out this article from Time Out Chicago on some of the best places to celebrate the holiday.

February 11-20: The Chicago Auto Show is back with over 1,000 cars featured.

Happy February!

Visit Troquet River North for Chicago Restaurant Week

Troquet River North, the French bistro adjacent to our lobby, is excited to be participating in Chicago Restaurant Week again this year! Chicago Restaurant Week showcases some of the best meals that the city has to offer and we’re already looking forward to getting to taste some delicious food.

Starting on January 7th and running until February 9, Troquet will be offering a three course meal for $33. To find the dishes being offered, see below:

Troquet-Rest-Week-2017

For more information, be sure to call 312-202-9900.

Happy eating!

Triple Treat to Beat the Winter Sleet

Winter doesn’t have to mean drab! You can still have a wonderful time visiting Chicago and staying at our hotel this winter with a fantastic deal lasting all February long.

You can rest in one of our rooms that are furnished with luxurious linens and bedding – book the Felix Special to receive 15% off of our Best Available Rates!

Be sure to relax at the Spa Boutique Felix with 15% off of a 50-minute massage or facial, pampering yourself with soothing treatments created with the purest plant and flower extracts. To reserve your appointment now, call 32-256-8000.

And finally – recharge at Troquet River North, the French bistro next door.   Booking this triple deal will give you 15% off of your meal.

For more information and dates available to book, click here to book this one-of-a-kind experience!

Our Hotel Makes USA Today’s 10 Best List

We are thrilled to share that our hotel has been featured in USA Today’s 10 Best List as one of the best hotels with boutique amenities and services.

It means a lot to our hotel to be recognized for the work we have done and what we continue to do to positively influence our environment. USA Today writer Jamie Bartosch shares her love for our hotel, mentioning that we are the first hotel in the city to meet Silver LEED certification:

“As downtown Chicago’s first hotel designed to meet Silver LEED certification, it delivers an enriching experience that not only benefits its guests, but the environment, too. Organic materials. Renewable resources.”

Not only do we pride ourselves in our chic, eco-friendly amenities, but our interior and architecture, which Bartosch noticed.

“As you enter the hotel’s architecturally unique and historic 1920s facade, you’re greeted with delightful dancing waters, white marble columns and a host of services tailored to your every desire. Whisper-quiet rooms blended with gentle tones and plush furnishings create an invitation to relax and escape.”

To read the rest of the feature, click here.

Spa Promo at Hotel Felix

With the cold months behind (and ahead) of us, it’s important to take extra care of your health and overall well-being. With that being said, we’re thrilled to share a special promo at our Spa Boutique!

If you spend $100 at our Spa Boutique, you automatically receive a free $25 gift card. Think about all of the extra pampering you can treat yourself with, or if you’re feeling generous, you can gift it to a friend or family member!

For more information, visit our website or call 312.447.3440.

May not be used on the same day of purchase.

Happy relaxing!

Green Ambitions for 2017

Here at Hotel Felix, we strive to keep an environmentally sustainable practice with all parts of hotel. With 2017 on the horizon, we hope to continue these eco-friendly practices and with inspiration from a variety of other businesses around the world who are implementing the same sorts of goals. Check out some of our favorite green ambitions for 2017, via  GreenBiz.com.

Ted Monk, the vice president of Sodexo, hopes to “be able to embed sustainability more deeply into our operating businesses and business development. I want to help them understand the business case for sustainability and help them to be able to articulate it to their clients and customers.”

Keith Kenny, the VP of global sustainability for McDonald’s, wants to “evolve our sustainability framework and integrate it deeper into our brand purpose. This is our challenge for 2017 and beyond as we need to have a framework that is broad enough to resonate in all those communities but also specific enough so that our customers understand what is important for us.”

Alexis Ludwig-Vogen is the director of corporate responsibility and sustainability for Best Buy. She hopes to see the company :lead the way in transitioning to a low-carbon economy, not only by reducing our energy consumption and sourcing more renewables, but by helping our customers reduce their environmental impacts, too.”

Check out the website for more goals from a variety of business leaders on their goals for 2017 and how to make our society a little more environmentally friendly.

We look forward to reaching some of these goals for our hotel, too!