Divvy Celebrates Its 4th Birthday With Chicago Food-Themed Bikes

As we’ve talked about in previous blog posts before, we love Divvy bikes! They are a great way for Chicagoans and tourists alike to get around the city and are an environmentally friendly method of transportation, with is something that is important here at Hotel Felix.

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday June 28, in honor of the Divvy’s 4th birthday, the bike sharing program will be featuring a handful of Chicago food-themed bikes – like the Chicago hot dog, our famous deep dish pizza, and of course, birthday cake!

You can also get a $15 discount of the annual membership between Monday, June 26 and Friday, July 7 in honor of the celebration.

To find more information about Divvy, check out their website.

If you’re looking to take a ride today, there is a Divvy station just steps away from our hotel at Wells & Huron Street.

Happy riding!

 

 

 

Chicago Has the Most Popular Tour in America

The most popular tour in America is right in Chicago’s backyard – the Chicago Architecture River Cruise has the most popular ratings according to Trip Advisor!

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It makes sense, considering Chicago has some of the most beautiful architecture in America (and we’re a little bias) and tours on the river is an excellent way to learn more about what the city has to offer without going through Chicago traffic.

To book tickets for the architecture tour, click here.

Happy sightseeing!

Stay with Us and Visit the Field Museum’s “Jurassic World” Exhibit

As we mentioned in our previous blog post, The Field Museum has introduced a special Jurassic World exhibit, which is definitely “the closest you’ll ever come to living dinosaurs!”

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This special exhibit at The Field Museum will be featured until January of 2018, but there’s no better time to take advantage of this exhibit than now: book a room at our hotel and get 25% off our best available rates with the promo code “TFM.” On top of that, we are excited to be offering $34.00 VIP tickets to the exhibition. All you have to do is visit our Hotel Concierge at the Front Desk to purchase them!

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION – taken from The Field Museum’s website:

“This year, not only can you see real dinosaur fossils inside The Field Museum, you’ll be able to imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals in Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.

Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; come face-to-face with a Velociraptor; and get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex.”

To book your room today, click here.

 

Divvy Bikes Expand their Stations in Chicago

As you know, us at Hotel Felix are huge fans of Divvy bikes for their accessibility and ability to provide eco-friendly transportation options to tourists and Chicagoans alike.

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By the end of 2017, Divvy will add 40 stations and 400 bikes the city of Chicago, including adding bikes to areas of the city where they are currently lacking – expanding this method of transportation to even more city goers. This will be a huge addition to the already large number of Divvy bikes that are located in Chicago, Oak Park and Evanston (580).

If you’re looking to take a ride today, there is a Divvy station just steps away from our hotel at Wells & Huron Street.

Happy biking!

 

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Exciting news! Jurassic World is heading to The Field Museum with a brand new exhibit that is a must see when visiting Chicago over the summer!

If you need any more reasons why to book your visit to Chicago, we have another one for you! You can get 25% off our best available rates by using the promo code TFM. We are thrilled to also offer $34.00 VIP tickets to the exhibition. All you have to do is visit our Hotel Concierge at the Front Desk to purchase them!

To find more information about the exhibit, click here.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our hotel this summer.

 

#BikeToWorkDay with Divvy

Today it’s #BikeToWorkDay and thousands of people across the country are participating by taking a break from driving their cars or hopping on public transportation.

Last September, Chicago was voted America’s most bike friendly city by Bicycling Magazine, so it’s easy for tourists and Chicago natives alike to take advantage of our city by participating in #BikeToWorkDay.

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Divvy, the bike sharing company, is also very prevalent around the city, with more than 580 stations in Chicago, Oak Park and Evanston.

If you’re looking to take a ride today, there is a Divvy station just steps away from our hotel at Wells & Huron Street.

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Happy biking!

Taketei Sushi Opens in Our Lobby

Sushi lovers, rejoice! Taketei Sushi, an Edgewater sushi favorite, has just moved into our lobby at the start of the month.

Opening its first location in 2012, Taketei is known for “simple rolls and affordable prices,” according to this article spotlighting the restaurant in Chicago Eater.

We are excited to share that the brand new location will also offer room service to guests in our hotel – so you can enjoy the sushi in the comfort of your own hotel room.

Let us take care of dinner tonight #taketeisushi #sushi

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To view the menu offerings, click here.

Happy Sushi!

 

Chicago’s Outdoor Farmers’ Markets are Back

While Chicago has some of the most unique attractions to offer to tourists and locals alike, one of our favorite events that happen every Spring and Summer are the local Farmers’ Markets, which have returned to Chicago neighborhoods. To see a complete guide of Farmers’ Markets, click here.

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Not too far from us – a Divvy bike ride away – is the Green City Market, located in Lincoln Park, will be active every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 7 to 10 AM with hopes to “improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality foods, connect local producers and farmers to chefs, restaurateurs, food organizations and the public and to support small family farms and promote a healthier society through education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably raised produce and products.”

While many Chicago Farmers’ Markets don’t start until June, it’s easy to take advantage of these events that are happening now.

Happy shopping!

Sustainable Art at Hotel Felix

We’re proud to be the home of three sustainable art sculptures outside our hotel that greet guests and Chicagoans alike as they walk by.

Loren, the ever-popular 7-foot, interactive “Doorman” and Madeline, Loren’s 8-foot love and “Green Queen.”

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We started with Loren in 2010 as our first larger-than-life art sculpture.  Then, in 2011 on Earth Day, we added Madeline, who joined Loren and they have been a popular couple ever since.

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In 2012, we added Scrappy, the four-legged eco-friendly pup as well.

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All three sustainable sculptures were created by a talented artist – Allen Christian of House of Balls.

To book a room to say with us, visit our website.

Happy Earth Month!