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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Get Ready for Summer 2017 with 17 Great Quotes

Today marks the official start to summer: what better way to celebrate than with some of these quotes about our favorite time of the year? Be sure to visit us this summer. To book a room, click here.

We were inspired by the summer-themed quotes that Inc shared in this article.

1. “Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison

2. “In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams

3. “”Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “To see the Summer Sky/Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie” – Emily Dickinson

5. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”
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6. “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”- John Steinbeck

7. “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” – Helen Keller

8. “Summertime and the living is easy.” – George Gerswhin

9. “I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” – Susan Branch

10. “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” – Al Bernstein

11. “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden

12. “A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” – John Mayer

13. “Summer nights and my radio / Well that’s all we need, baby, don’tcha know?” – Van Halen

14. “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” – Russell Baker

15. “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James

16. “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” – Wallace Stevens

17. “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben

Happy summer!

Celebrate Spring in Chicago with these Free Events

With the warm weather approaching us, we are excited to share these fun events taking place throughout the month of May – did we mention they are free?

Be sure to take advantage of Chicago’s beautiful spring and summer weather, the abundance of shopping and nightlife opportunities, and of course, our beautiful lake front.

Below are a few of our favorite free events taking place throughout the month.

Saturday May 6 – Kids and Kites Festival – Montrose Harbor

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Grab your family and head to Lincoln Park for a day full of sunshine and smiles – and kites! The best part of the event is that if you don’t have a kite, free ones will be provided at the event.

Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14 – Renegade Craft Fair – West Side

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This massive fair is perfect for serious crafters to bond for their love of handmade art. The event will be taking place outdoors and is a perfect place to roam around and admire the art – and hopefully to take home a gift for yourself!

Saturday May 27 – Memorial Day Parade – Downtown Chicago

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Chicago’s annual Memorial Day Parade kicks off on May 27 and has been a tradition since 1870 in honor of all the men and women who have fought for our country.

Happy May!

To see a full list, check out this article from Time Out Chicago.

Take a Tour of Our River North Neighborhood

Check out this video of our exterior in the beautiful neighborhood of River North! Our location is near a handful of award winning restaurants, nightlife and shops.

To book your stay, check out our website.

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!