• Look Red Carpet Ready on Valentine’s Day

    Posted on February 9th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Do you want your skin looking red carpet ready this Valentine’s Day? Now it’s easier than ever with emerginC skin care products available at Spa Boutique Felix.

    Their date night essentials, hydra-repair intensive topical infusion capsules and red carpet primer, will ensure a flawless look for your romantic evening. Hydra repair features an intensive topical plant extract and ceramide capsules to improve lipid content in the skin and hydration. The red carpet primer features a plant-based hydrating and plumping microspheres, which fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and conceal pores. Leaving skin smooth and even before applying your foundation.

    Started by Ian Lirenman in 1997, emerginC prides itself on 100 percent natural, minimum 70 percent organic skin care products. You won’t find parabens, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colors in any of their products.

    EmerginC also is a leader in fair trade practices and environmental initiatives, making them a perfect product to feature at Spa Boutique Felix. We take great pride in being an eco-friendly hotel and their environmental efforts are important to us.

    So to ensure you’re looking flawless this Valentine’s Day, stop by our Spa Boutique Felix for your emerginC essentials. Then, go out and have the best date night with your sweetie.

    Spa Boutique Felix is located on the 2nd floor of Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron Street.

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  • Chicago Snow and our Sustainable Art

    Posted on February 4th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    When you arrive at our hotel, you will notice three sculptures that greet you on your way in. These three pieces of sustainable art are known to our Hotel Felix family as Loren the Doorman, Madeline The Baker’s Wife, and Scrappy.

    Created exclusively for Hotel Felix by Minnesota artist Allen Christian, the sculptures embrace Hotel Felix’s eco-friendly priorities as they are made with found and reclaimed materials. All three sculptures were created specifically with Chicago’s cold winters in mind, which means they will be there to greet you no matter the weather.

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    Loren was the first to join the family on Earth Day 2010. He stands at 7 feet tall and is made of recycled pipes, a drill bit, an umbrella stand, and a milk bucket head.

    On Earth Day 2011 and 2012, Hotel Felix commissioned Madeline and Scrappy, respectively, to stand with Loren at the entrance. The goal of this family is to inspire guests to feel the fun and whimsical spirit of Hotel Felix from the moment they arrive. Of course Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy are never lacking for photo opportunities: guests, employees, and Chicagoans alike enjoy snapping photos with all three. Truly adding meaning to our motto, “Happy, Naturally.”

    The next time you stay with us, be sure to say “Hello” to Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy. They’re sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face, no matter how chilly the temps are.

    We hope to see you soon.

  • Chicago Blizzard Deal

    Posted on February 2nd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Stuck in Chicago another night because of the blizzard? Or don’t want to commute home in the snow and slush? Skip the travel and stay with us. Hotel Felix has you covered. For tonight only, we will offer an exclusive snow day deal. Stay with us for only $69+ tax. Why hassle with all the snow (or digging out!) when you can relax in one of our luxurious rooms for the night?

    All rooms at Hotel Felix are complete with linens and bedding woven from the finest cotton, L’Occitane amenities, and plush robes. Complimentary internet access is also available in every room. And if you’re in the mood for dinner, look no further than the French restaurant adjacent to our lobby, Troquet River North.

    So whether your flight has been cancelled, your car is stuck, or your train is delayed, stay with Hotel Felix for the night. Call our concierge at 312-447-3440 to reserve your room. We’re looking forward to your stay.

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  • Friends of the Chicago River: 10th Annual Big Fish Ball

    Posted on January 26th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Hotel Felix is proud to announce that we will be featured as an auction prize during Friends of the Chicago River’s 10th Annual Big Fish Ball. The auction prize will include a 2-night stay at Hotel Felix for the winner. As a Silver LEED certified hotel the preservation and protection of our Earth is a top priority, the Big Fish Ball is an event we wouldn’t want to miss.

    Held this year on Thursday, June 4, the Big Fish Ball will celebrate its 10th year raising money for Friends of the Chicago River. The premise of the event is to celebrate the Chicago River’s history, current renaissance, and vital role it plays in our ecological and economic growth around the Chicago region. Held under tents along the Merchandise Mart’s Riverside Drive between the Wells Street and Franklin Street bridges, the evening will feature unique river-centric spectacles both on and off the river. Fundraising from the evening is put towards creating a greener, more accessible, and better cared for Chicago River. Ticket prices for the event are $325 per person. To purchase your ticket, please click here. For more information on Friends of the Chicago River or the 10th Annual Big Fish Ball visit ChicagoRiver.org.

    Photo via Flickr Creative Commons

    Photo via Flickr Creative Commons

  • Valentine’s Day with Hotel Felix

    Posted on January 22nd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    This Valentine’s Day, give romance, naturally. The Romance Package at Hotel Felix has everything you require for the perfect weekend with your significant other. When you book the Romance Package you will receive:

    ~Accommodations for two (2) in one of our contemporary and luxurious guest rooms
    ~A bottle of champagne delivered to your room
    ~Late check out until 2:00 p.m.

    From the moment you step in our doors, you are greeted by the delightful dancing waters of our lobby waterfall, and embraced by the soothing energy and ambiance. Check in with one of our friendly concierge staff, and head upstairs to unwind in one of our luxurious guest rooms. All rooms at Hotel Felix are complete with linens and bedding woven from the finest cotton, L’Occitane amenities, and plush robes. And if you’re in the mood for dinner look no further than the French restaurant adjacent to our lobby, Troquet River North. With so many delights, you may never want to leave! To reserve your Romance Package for this Valentine’s Day call our concierge at 312-447-3440, or visit HotelFelixChicago.com.

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  • Chase Away the Polar Vortex

    Posted on January 15th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Grab the chance to chase away your polar vortex blues with a luxurious facial or massage at our Spa Boutique Felix. The winter cold can wreak havoc on your skin and muscles, which is why for a limited time Spa Boutique Felix is offering a $99 fifty-minute facial or massage on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. A perfect mid-week treat that is sure to leave you feeling refreshed just when you need it the most.

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    Winter Spa Promo at Spa Boutique Felix

    Winter Spa Promo at Spa Boutique Felix

    Located on the second floor of our hotel, the Spa Boutique Felix is dedicated to rejuvenating our guests during their stay. The Spa Boutique Felix offers treatments that are catered to your specific lifestyle needs, and is an Aveda Lifestyle SalonSpa. An accreditation that is only given to spas who use Aveda products during their treatments. With extensive product and service knowledge, the Spa Boutique Felix team is equipped to make your spa experience as rejuvenating as possible.

    Call 312-256-8000 to reserve your treatment today. We hope to see you soon!

  • Staying Green in 2015

    Posted on January 8th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    At Hotel Felix our New Year’s resolution is to maintain our green eco friendly habits. As Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel we are always looking for new opportunities to be green. And ways to inspire our guests to take a little bit of green knowledge home with them after their stay. So if you’re looking to stay green in 2015, here are a few tips from us at Hotel Felix:

    1. Use a reusable water bottle instead of plastic.
    2. Invest in reusable grocery bags instead of paper or plastic.
    3. Turn off the lights when you leave a room.
    4. Switch out light bulbs to energy efficient options.
    5. Unplug your phone and computer charger when they’re not in use.
    6. Pack your lunch in a reusable bag and containers.
    7. Switch from paper to cloth towels to clean up around your house.
    8. Use public transportation.
    9. Donate any unwanted clothes or household items to a local charity.
    10. When booking a trip, look for the TripAdvisor Green Leaders certification,
    awarded to top eco friendly hotels across the country. Hotel Felix is proud to
    be on this list.

    We hope 2015 inspires you to make a small green change in your daily routine. From all of us at Hotel Felix: Happy New Year!

    Hotel Felix is Happy. Naturally.

    Hotel Felix is Happy. Naturally.

  • New Year’s Eve in Chicago – Sleep It Off

    Posted on December 30th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Heading out for New Year’s? Or are you still deciding? DNAinfo.com Chicago has some last-minute ideas on where to celebrate if you procrastinated. From upscale dinners to full celebratory parties, they have a little something for everyone.

    Plus, a little mention in the article to book a room with us if you’re headed to the Parkway Ballroom NYE event. Tickets can be bought online for $75 and free secured parking is included. Party-goers are then eligible for a hotel discount with us with the proof of purchase. To reserve your room, you must call the hotel at (312) 447-3440.

    Check out all the recommended ideas from DNAInfo Chicago here.

    New Year's Eve Celebration at the Parkway Ballroom - a fun way to ring in 2015!

    New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Parkway Ballroom – a fun way to ring in 2015!

  • Happy Holidays!

    Posted on December 22nd, 2014 gjordan 1 comment

    Happy Holidays! Our team celebrated the holiday season at our annual holiday party. This year, we went to Chicago’s famed Navy Pier on the Spirit Cruise.

    The best part about Spirit Cruise is that it has a little bit of fun for everyone – from dining to dancing, we all had a wonderful and festive time. The cruise boasts panoramic views of Chicago with the skyline lit up in all its glory.

    Here’s some photos from our fun evening.

    Happy Holidays from your friends at Hotel Felix.

    Happy Holidays from your friends at Hotel Felix.

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  • New Year’s Eve: Sleep It Off

    Posted on December 20th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    New Year’s Eve is one of Chicago’s favorite holidays. Here at Hotel Felix, the celebration we have our eye on this year is the 2015 Bronzeville Bow Tie Ball hosted at the Parkway Ballroom. When you reserve your tickets for the Bow Tie Ball, you’ll receive a discount towards one of our luxury hotel rooms at Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel.

    Featuring an open bar, The Javon Watson Experience Band, DJ I.N.C., and secure parking, the celebration begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. Classic black attire is required to attend the event, appetizers and a late night menu will also be featured throughout the evening. Tickets begin at $75 per person. And don’t forget, when your New Year’s festivities come to an end, you’ll have the perfect place to “sleep it off” with us at Hotel Felix.

    So before that ball drops and 2015 is here, reserve your spot for the 2015 Bronzeville Bow Tie Ball today, and your room with us at www.hotelfelixchicago.com.

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