Posted on October 6th, 2015 No comments
Living in a fast paced city like Chicago, it’s important to take a step back and see how you can improve the environment and culture around you. Although it may not be easy to create change on a global scale on your own, it’s easy to get involved with the different world organizations, like the United Nations’ newest endeavor, The Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations has created Urban October for a time to promote environmental awareness and knowledge while engaging communities around the world to adopt a New Urban Agenda in order to attain a sustainable future for the globe. With this project, the U.N. hopes to “explain the meaning and the importance of safe, sustainable, clean public spaces for all, face the rapid urban growth that, if not sustainably managed, can escalate poverty and unemployment, safety and crime problems, pollution and health issues,” according to this Huffington Post article by Gaia Paradiso. The Sustainable Development Goals aims to ensure access for all to “adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, accessible and sustainable transport system for all, improving road safety; enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.”
Click here to find out more information on how you can get involved and use the hashtag #GlobalGoals on social media.
Posted on October 3rd, 2015 No comments
Every year, the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA) hosts their Stars of the Industry Awards. The purpose of this annual event is to provide an opportunity for hotels in Illinois to honor employees that continue to go the extra mile to provide outstanding service to our customers.
Four of our outstanding employees are nominated this year:
- Donald Wirz
- Rosalia Nunez
- Darius Cristwell
- Alma Munos.
George Jordan, SVP of Oxford Hotels and Resorts and our Area General Manager at Hotel Felix, is excited and proud of these four employees. Their hard work and dedication to excellence is what makes our hotel accommodating and welcoming for all our guests staying on business or leisure travel.
The annual event will be held at the end of October at O’Hare International Airport (ORD), where all of Chicago’s nominees will be recognized for their achievements.
We also were represented at the Star of The Industry Awards last year. Check out the recap on our blog here.
Congrats Donald, Rosalia, Darius and Alma!
Posted on October 1st, 2015 No comments
The holiday cheer! The spirit! The excitement! We want to give our #TisFelix entrants a special thank you for entering our holiday contest. We received some excellent photos from our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers that represented their favorite moments from the holiday season.
We’re thrilled to share some randomly selected entries:
We’re reviewing the entries and we’ll announce the winner by Oct. 9 (per the rules).
Thank you again to everyone who participated. Happy (early!) holidays!
Posted on September 29th, 2015 No comments
Last call for entries! Our #TisFelix contest ends tomorrow (Sept. 30) at 5 p.m. CST! Be sure to share your winter-themed or holiday photos on our Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter and use #TisFelix and tag us (@HotelFelix).
We have loved seeing all the creative photos so far – and had chills when we saw photos of Chicago’s blizzard. From gorgeous photos of the holiday lights at the Magnificent Mile to snow dusting the Bean, we’ve been impressed with all the photos we’ve seen so far. Keep ‘em coming!
And, most important – check out our contest rules here.
Good luck and have fun!
Posted on September 22nd, 2015 No comments
indulge with every attention and comfort
When life takes you on a rollercoaster ride, take time to smell the roses. Treat and spoil yourself. You only live once – make the most out of it!
If you’re looking to relax and rejuvenate, we have the perfect Spa Package for you. Make the most of your time at our hotel with our Spa Boutique Package:
The package includes:
- Accommodations in one of our comfortable and contemporary guest rooms
- $135 credit towards any massage service at the Spa Boutique Felix, located inside the hotel
- Two (2) drink coupons valid at Troquet Lobby Bar
Click here to book now!
Posted on September 18th, 2015 No comments
We’re loving the contest entries that have already come in for our #TisFelix contest and can’t wait to see more entries.
To be in the running for a chance to win a stay with us, you can submit your favorite winter themed or holiday photos through Hotel Felix’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram social channels using the hashtag #TisFelix. One lucky winner will receive a two-night complimentary stay at our eco-friendly, luxury hotel in the heart of Chicago’s chic River North neighborhood, which is just steps away from the world-famous Magnificent Mile. Yes – that’s a great prize – two free nights with us!*
Are you just hearing about this contest now? Don’t fret, you have until September 30 to submit your best work! Bonus will be given to those who incorporate famous Chicago winter events such as the Festival of Lights on Michigan Avenue. Remember to be creative and have fun with it.
Click here for the official contest rules, and may the best holiday photo win!
• Contest begins at 9 am CST, Sept. 1, 2015 and ends at 5 pm CST, Sept. 30, 2015.
• Winner will be finalized and announced by Oct. 9, 2015.
*Based on availability and some blackout dates apply.
Posted on September 15th, 2015 No comments
We have exciting news to share! We’re featured in the upcoming Louis Vuitton Chicago Guide! As the city’s first Silver LEED certified hotel, we’re thrilled to be included in this luxury guide of what to do in Chicago.
This is Chicago’s first time being included in the list of cities that are featured in the travel guides. It’s exciting for Chicago to be apart of famous cities like New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Cape Town and Sydney. Louis Vuitton has covered 21 of the world’ greatest cities through their guides.
The books are printed and will be available throughout Chicago this October so keep an eye out for them at Louis Vuitton stores, book stores, luxury stores and online. We’ll keep you posted when they’re available for purchase.
Posted on September 10th, 2015 No comments
Now hiring! Are you looking for a new job and want to work at Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified and eco-friendly hotel?
We are looking for a full-time doorman/bellman to join our talented team. If you’re looking for someone who is dynamic and personable to welcome our loyal guests. The person must be an enthusiastic and welcoming person who is flexible to work days, evenings and weekends and the schedule changes weekly. Previous customer service experience is a plus and you must be able to communicate with the public, hotel staff and management in a professional manner. EOE.
To apply, please submit your resume in person, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 312-447-3441. Feel free to share the opportunity with your friends or family members who may be looking for a job.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted on September 9th, 2015 No comments
With only 107 sleeps until Christmas, Hotel Felix is excited to deck the halls early this year! In anticipation of the biggest holiday of the year, we are holding a photo contest to get in the holiday spirit.
Throughout the month of September, contest participants can submit their favorite winter–themed or holiday photos tagged with the hashtag #TisFelix on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a free two-night stay at Hotel Felix.
If you really want to get into the spirit, post your favorite photos from Chicago’s best winter attractions, such as Cloud Gate (The Bean) or the Festival of Lights on Michigan Avenue.
It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit! We can’t wait to see all of your creative entries.
Click here for Official Rules.
Posted on August 29th, 2015 No comments
We’re thrilled to be spotlighted in Just Energy’s new list of Green Hotels in the United States. Do you stay at #green hotels? Do you look for the LEED certification before booking. We’re proud to say we’re Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel.
To see Just Energy’s full article, please click here.
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