• Where Should We Eat?

    Posted on August 4th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    It’s no secret that Chicago has a thriving restaurant scene, which is why it’s all the more difficult to pick a spot when that inevitable question comes up: Where should we eat? Here at Hotel Felix, the place on everyone’s lips is always without question our neighboring restaurant Troquet River North. Directly adjacent to our lobby here at Hotel Felix, and with every dish inspired by a different region within France and a fully stocked wine bar, there is something here to satisfy anyone you may be dining with.

    Troquet River North offers a variety of specials and events throughout the week to ensure that their patrons always have something to look forward to. A few personal favorites of Hotel Felix are as follows:

    ~Saturday and Sunday: Troquet offers brunch with a great deal-$25 for 1 1/2 hours of bottomless mimosas and one brunch entree. Choices include L’American (two eggs, choice of meat, and potatoes) or Le Parisien (croissant with Nutella and fresh fruit).
    ~Monday: $6 house infused cocktails
    ~Tuesday: 1/2 all draft wines (please note this is not all wine, just those on tap)
    ~Wednesday: $12 Classic Croque and a Kronenbourg 1664. At 6pm Troquet welcomes Chicago composer/pianist/singer Bob Solone. Mr. Solone has been performing in Chicago and around the world for over 30 years, making his performance not one to be missed.
    ~Thursday: $15 (per person) all you can eat mussels

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    So the next time you’re faced with that inevitable question: “Where should we eat?,” your natural choice will hopefully be Troquet River North. Do your taste buds a favor and stop on by.

  • Happy Messages For Our Guests

    Posted on August 1st, 2014 gjordan 2 comments

    At Hotel Felix, we’re always trying to share happy thoughts – that’s why our tagline is Happy. Naturally. It just elicits everything we are and everything we believe in. A happy place that is naturally good to the environment.

    When guests arrive at our hotel, they can receive a “happy message” that simply spreads good news or happy thoughts after their travels. We hand them out at the front desk and you might even find some in your room. We also have the happy thoughts shared as bouncing smiling faces on our website’s homepage here: www.hotelfelixchicago.com.

    For more detail, following is a brief overview of some of the happy messages that are one our website:
    • Housework won’t kill you, but why take the chance?–Phyllis Diller
    • Seven days without laughter makes one weak–Joel Goodman
    • If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun–Katherine Hepburn
    • When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice–Frank Vizzare
    • It’s what we learn after we know it all that counts–John Wooden

    Those quotes above are simply ones that make us smile – a witty comment, an interesting question and more. From the beautiful Katherine Hepburn to the clever Phyllis Diller, the famous quotes leave us with a happy thought. When traveling and on the road, we do believe our guests like to receive these messages just to make them pause and smile, if only for a moment.

    What makes you happy? What happy message would you like to share? We’d love to hear from you! Tweet us at @HotelFelix and let us know. We love hearing happy thoughts, happy travel experiences, and more.

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  • Captain Obvious has the Right Idea

    Posted on July 31st, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Want to get out of the house? Hotels.com‘s Captain Obvious is happy to help to make suggestions, and if you look closely to the iPad, one of his suggestions is Hotel Felix.

  • When you need a deal for a night, Captain Obvious recommends checking out deals from Hotels.com. Hotel Felix is a great choice for travelers who want to get away. With a great location in Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood, it is a great place to start exploring a new city. If you looking to just relax, check out out the Asha Spa at Hotel Felix. No matter what you’re looking for Hotel Felix offers great deals on Hotels.com.

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  • Here’s to looking at you, kid. Check out Movies in the Parks before the summer is over.

    Posted on July 30th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Looking for something fun to do outside? Take advantage of summertime in Chicago and enjoy Movies in the Park, courtesy of Chicago’s Park District Movies in the Parks. Chicagoans and visitors love Movies in the Park because it is the perfect chance to take advantage of the summer nights. Featuring a different movie in a different Chicago Public Park every night of the month in August, there’s sure to be one showing to fit your tastes and satisfy your inner cinephile. Past showings have included “Singin in the Rain,” “42,” “Sixteen Candles,” and “The Help.”

    Now in its 14th year, Movies in the Parks is part of Mayor Emanuel’s Night Out in the Parks initiative.

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    “Chicago is known around the world for the vibrancy of its arts and culture and we are bringing this creative spirit and energy to neighborhoods all across the City through Night Out in the Parks.” Mayor Emanuel stated earlier this year when renewing his initiative. Viewers are encouraged to pack their own picnic dinners to enjoy while watching their film. Movies begin at dusk with the exception of weather cancellations, and are free to the general public. With questions regarding cancellations and daily listings call the Movies in the Parks hotline at: 312-742-1134.

    Enjoy!

  • Headed to Chicago for some R&R and Spa Time?

    Posted on July 28th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Escape the buzz of the Windy City for a few hours during your stay at Hotel Felix and treat yourself to one of our luxury care packages. Our care packages are designed specifically to save your money and enhance your stay with us at Hotel Felix, all while giving you a sense of indulgence and relaxation to truly cap off your vacation. Our recent favorite packages at Hotel Felix include the Pamper Me, and Just Relax packages. Both give you access to The Spa by Asha Hotel Felix, an experience that is truly not to be missed. Further details about the packages include:

    The Pamper Me: Book the Pamper Me package and receive a complete 60-minute massage by one of The Asha’s trained massage therapists.

    The Just Relax: Reserve the Just Relax package and receive one 60-minute massage by one of The Asha’s trained massage therapists. Also included is a $50 gift card to 900 shops of your choice located within walking distance of us.

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    You can book either of these packages and see additional options at www.hotelfelixchicago.com or contact us at 312-447-3440. We hope to see you soon!

  • Book our “Summer Sensation” Promotion Now

    Posted on July 24th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Summer in Chicago doesn’t last forever, but before you think about the first cold front coming through imagine all of the priceless memories you could create in Chicago. Summer is a great time to explore what Chicago has to offer. There are great festivals, street fairs, shopping, food, and music. We have created “Summer Sensation” – an incredible extension of our summer promotion. Guests who book a stay between now and September 30, 2014 will receive 20% off our best available rate.

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  • The “Summer Sensation” promotion is a great way to see how Hotel Felix brings guests 4-Star amenities with keeping the environment in mind. Our main goal is to give guests a positively memorable experience. As a result, we are constantly thinking of details, big and small, that will make you Happy. Naturally. Our downtown accommodations blended with gentle Earth tones and plush furnishings create an invitation to escape or simply rejuvenate for your next big day in the city.

  • One of our guests favorite amenity is our complimentary high-speed wireless internet keeps you connected to the world while enjoying the privacy of your own room. All of our downtown accommodations are equipped with plush furnishings, contemporary flair, and upscale amenities. Enjoy luxurious linens and bedding woven from the finest cotton.

  • With everything Chicago and Hotel Felix has to offer there is no better way to create lasting memories for the summer. The “Summer Sensation” promotion allows you to experience Hotel Felix and Chicago, all for 20% off our best available rate. Book the “Summer Sensation” promotion for a stay now through September 1st.

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    A king guest room at Hotel Felix Chicago.

  • To book the “Summer Sensation” promotion for a stay from now between September 1st click here. For more information about special and packages at Hotel Felix, click here. To learn more about Hotel Felix, click here.

  • Celebrate the Tour de France at Troquet River North

    Posted on July 23rd, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Troquet River North, located at Clark & Huron on the ground floor of our hotel, is celebrating the Tour de France by offering Artichoke Croquettes paired with a glass of house wine for just $9. Watch the riders zoom through the last stages of the race. Troquet River North will have their TVs set up so you can see who finishes strong after today’s uphill finish on the legendary slopes of Pla d’Adet.

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  • Sip on a glass of their house wine, your choice of red or white, and enjoy Chef Tim Davidson’s special Artichoke Croquettes. River North’s French bar is a great location to enjoy the Tour de France in Chicago, as well as celebrate all things French there with a number of menu items are French-inspired. In French, “troquet” translates to a fun, casual bar. Troquet River North’s casual and elegant atmosphere creates a great dining experience for any occasion. What better place to enjoy the Tour de France with a glass of wine.

  • Need more than just the Tour de France? Troquet River North also has brunch Saturday and Sunday for a great deal. For $25 guests receive 1 1/2 hours of bottomless mimosas and 1 brunch entrée. Brunch options include choices of both sweet and savory brunch choices like Benedict 111 or Pain Perdu. Brunch choices also include brunch specials. You can view their brunch menu here.

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  • Feel free to stop by for their regular dinner selections and specials. Troquet River North has an extensive food and beverage menu that is mixed with French cuisine and hip trendy cocktails that even have a French flair. Like the “Romarin” which is a House-infused lemon & rosemary gin, St. Germaine, muddled lemon, sparkling water. On Wednesdays, Troquet River North adds to the classic atmosphere with live piano performances by Bob Solone. You can see their regular food and drink menu on their website at http://troquetrivernorth.com/.

  • The Stay & Bike Package: Explore the Eco-Chic Way

    Posted on July 21st, 2014 gjordan No comments

    The “Stay and Bike” package is still available at Hotel Felix. When guests book the “Stay & Bike” package they will receive 15 percent off our best rate, plus a complementary 24 hour Divvy pass.

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  • Biking is a great way to explore Chicago, and it is a breeze when you don’t have to park the car, or pay for parking each time you stop. The “Stay & Bike” package is perfect for urban explorers, or active adventurists. Take Divvy Bikes where cars cannot go like the Chicago lakefront trail.

  • Divvy is Chicago’s Bike Share system. With thousands of bikes at 300 stations, Divvy allows travelers a way to get around the city with confidence. As Chicago’s first Silver LEED and eco-chic hotel, Hotel Felix continues to uncover fun and unique ways for guests and travelers to explore the city in a green and eco-friendly way.

  • To learn more about Hotel Felix Chicago or book the “Stay & Bike Package,” click here http://bit.ly/1jwrqov.

  • Ahh the Taste of Victory

    Posted on July 9th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    After an intense softball game against The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, we won The Cross-Alley Cup. All of the bragging right now belong to us and Hotel Cass. Here are some of the pictures from our game.

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    The Alley Cup will sit in its rightful place on our side of the 8ft alley, and be prominently displayed in the break rooms of Hotel Felix and Hotel Cass.

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    George Jordan, SVP of Oxford Capital and Area General Manager of our hotel, Hotel Felix & Hotel Cass – a Holiday Inn Express at Magnificent Mile says he loves each hotel equally. But we think he’ll love us just a touch more since we brought home the win.
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    Thankfully, there are no hard feelings between us and The Godfrey Hotel. We would be Happy. Naturally. to share some pointers with the new kids on the block. Until next year…
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  • Crosstown Classic? Stanley Cup? Please…

    Posted on July 2nd, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Tuesday, July 8th will bring a big showdown in Chicago. Hotel Felix is teaming up with Hotel Cass – a Holiday Inn Express at Magnificent Mile, and playing against The Godfrey Hotel to take down, strike out, and take home The Alley Cup.

  • We’re playing against The Godfrey Hotel in our softball league. The Godfrey Hotel and the Hotel Felix are separated only by an 8 foot alley and for the first time our teams will go head to head to win the rights of The Alley Cup in what we’re calling “The Cross-Alley Classic.”

    Yes, this is a new and coveted award and we’re already seeing the chatter on Facebook from both sides – Felix-Cass vs. The Godfrey.

    What’s at stake? A lot. First, The Alley Cup will be prominently displayed in the winner’s break room for one year. Plus, and possibly most important – bragging rights! While neither team has the best record in the league, we do have pride. And that means nothing but gloating, bragging and polishing that trophy until next year’s Cross Alley Classic.

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    Both Hotel Managers, Jermaine Anderson (The Godfrey Hotel) and Todd Van Winkle (Hotel Cass – a Holiday Inn Express at Magnificent Mile) are determined their teams will take home the cup for the first time.

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    George Jordan, Area General Manager of Hotel Felix, Hotel Cass and The Godfrey Hotel, sits with The Alley Cup now. He won’t pick sides since he loves each hotel equally, or so he says.

  • Here’s to team spirit, summer fun and all the bragging rights. Go get ‘em, team! #Felix-Cass.