Things to Do in Chicago This Fall

While the official start of fall isn’t until Friday, Sept. 22, we’re definitely in the fall mindset! We are seeing the leaves start to change, the temperature is slowly dropping and we’re making the change from iced to hot coffee.

A lot of people say that Chicago is the best in the summertime, but we think that it’s just as fabulous during the fall! Time Out Chicago has compiled a great list of things to do in Chicago this fall and we’re excited to share our favorites. To read the post in its entirety, click here.

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  1. The Chicago Humanities Festival – This year’s fall fest includes a huge variety of talented thinkers, innovators, and creators who will be leading discusses around the theme of “belief.” Some highlights are writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jill Soloway, Al Gore and more. Click here to visit The CHF website.

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  2. Football Season – Who doesn’t love a good football match at Soldier Field? We love supporting Chicago sports teams, and The Bears is no exception. Plus, Soldier Field recently added a whopping 17 new food items on their menu, including crab salad, buffalo mac and cheese, steak tacos, and more. To see all of the new menu additions, click here.

    Photo Credit to Time Out Chicago.
  3. Halloween – Here at Hotel Felix, we never think you’re too old to celebrate Halloween! There are plenty activities for kids, a ton of movie screenings, haunted houses, and plenty of local activities to visit throughout the Chicagoland area, like Six Flags Fright Fest, and a TON of corn mazes. See what else Time Out Chicago recommends doing to celebrate Halloween.

Are you ready to book your trip to Chicago this fall? Click here to stay with us!

Happy fall!

 

 

Proud to be Chicago’s Number One Eco-Friendly Hotel!

We are thrilled to share that our hotel was named one of the best eco-friendly hotels in America in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Travel Awards!

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We are happy to have received another green award and that we are being recognized for our hard work as an eco-friendly boutique hotel and will continue to pride ourselves in being Chicago’s first Silver LEED Certified hotel.

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The nominees were selected by industry experts and editors from USA Today.

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“We’re honored and thrilled to be recognized in USA Today’s Best Eco-Friendly Hotels. Our team works hard to reduce our carbon footprint to better the environment and community around us,” said George Jordan, our Area General Manager of Hotel Felix Chicago and Senior Vice President of Oxford Hotels & Resorts.

To learn more about Hotel Felix Chicago, please visit our website at www.hotelfelixchicago.com.

Hotel Felix Featured in Tablet Hotels

We are so excited to share that our hotel has been featured in Tablet Hotels – “The original hotel curator for global nomads!”

Tablet loves to share hotel options with customers to provide “effortless online booking at the lowest available prices, and live, dependable customer service.” After starting the website in 2000, Tablet Hotels hopes to help customers “earch of a cure for boring travel and an antidote to the internet’s most common affliction: an overdose of options.” To learn more about them, click here.

As you may already know, Hotel Felix was Chicago’s first certified LEED Hotel – and we continue to pride ourselves in our sustainable business model and eco-friendly amenities.

The following is an excerpt from the article featured on Tablet Hotels:

“Felix occupies a classic brick building whose structure was essentially preserved in the renovation — another green measure, as it saved quite a lot of building material from the landfill. Inside it’s contemporary as can be, however, with luxe comforts and the latest electronics.”

Click here to read the article in full and check out some of these beautiful photos of our property from Tablet!

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Show Your Support for Our Hotel in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Travel Awards

Did you know that our hotel is Chicago’s first eco-friendly hotel with Silver LEED Certification? We have special features that are sustainable and eco-friendly, like low energy-use lighting, sustainable art, organic materials and more!

If you have stayed with us before or are a fan of our eco-friendly boutique hotel, we would love your support for best Eco-Friendly hotel! All you have to do is click here and submit your vote. Voting closes two weeks from today (Wednesday, August 2 at 11:59 PM) and you can return to the website daily to vote.

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The winners will be announced the following Friday, August 4th at 12:00pm EDT and later on USA Today.

Thank you!

 

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.

 

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!

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!