#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!

Earth Day, Earth Stay Weekend

Hotel Felix is happy to celebrate Earth Day this year with a very special, limited time offer coming your way! Starting at 12 p.m. on April 6, the discounted Earth Day room rate of just $20.17 per night (exclusive of the Chicago hotel tax), is available to those who reserve a room for a 2-night stay during Earth Day weekend, which falls on April 22 and 23, 2017.

To find more information and to book your stay, visit www.hotelfelixchicago.com and use the promo code EARTH. The offer is only available to the first 5 reservations, so be sure to act quickly on April 6!

The Best Free Events in Chicago This Month

With a mild winter slowly but steadily leaving us, Chicago is offering a huge amount of fun, free things to do in and around the city during the month of February. Thanks to Time Out Chicago for compiling their list of favorites – check out the article here.

Ice Skating in Millennium Park is offered for free until March 6, 2017. You can also receive free skating lessons one hour before opening times – talk about a deal! The view of the skyline can’t be beat. For more information and daily hours, click here.

The Lincoln Park Conservatory is home to over 40,000 plants and is open year round for free – and is right next door to the world famous Lincoln Park Zoo and just steps away from the lakefront! The Conservatory is open daily from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

Check out Polar Adventure Days – the next one is on Saturday, February 25 at Northerly Island. The 11th annual event returns with birds of prey, Siberian huskies and wolves, tours of the Northerly Island Natural Area and a handful of crafts and snacks. The event runs from 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

Happy Exploring!

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:

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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!