• 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.

  • A king guest room at Hotel Felix Chicago.

    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.

  • The Unicorn Red DIVVY Bike is Back in the Wild

    Posted on July 1st, 2014 gjordan No comments

    To celebrate their birthday, Divvy, Chicago’s bike share system, has released a single red bike painted the color of the stars on the city flag.

  • On July 7, be on the lookout for the red Divvy because the prize is one you’ll love… A two-night stay plus a gift certificate (some restrictions apply and based on availability at the time of booking). Be on the lookout and then follow the instructions below to share a photo if you find the red Divvy using hashtag #REDDIVVY

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    To enter for a chance to win a 2 night stay and spa gift certificate at Hotel Felix follow these steps:

    1. Find the red Divvy bike around Chicago on July 7th (don’t need to ride just see it)
    2. Take a picture
    3. Post the picture right away on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Tag it #DIVVYRED and @HotelFelix so we can find it.

    According to Divvy.com, you only need to see it, not necessarily ride it. You can, “Discover it in one of our stations, watch someone riding it on the street, spot it far in the distance…when you see that beautiful red bike, know you’re experiencing a special moment.”

  • Then when you see the red bike, take a photo and post it to with the hashtag #DIVVYRED and our tag @HotelFelix. Make sure your profile is public so that we can see when you’ve posted.

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    Junru Huang, Chicago Tribune

  • All throughout the month of July Chicagoans who see the #DIVVYRED bike and share a picture on social media will be entered to win a contest. Although Hotel Felix and Divvy have teamed up to offer one of the best packages.

  • So whether you are just visiting Chicago, spending the summer, or a permanent resident, you can participate in #DIVVYRED. Just keep your eyes peeled for the odd bike out, snap a picture, and share, because it’s all about sharing right?

    Divvy will award the prizes. Have fun and good luck!

  • Eat your heart out Chicago: Taste of River North is almost here

    Posted on June 30th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Chicago is known for its great summer festivals and we’re excited about the upcoming Taste of River North Festival right in our neighborhood. Come experience what one of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods has to offer at Taste of River North, July 18-20 in A. Montgomery Ward Park. Located just a few blocks west of Hotel Felix at the intersection of North Kingsbury and West Erie, it’s the perfect weekend activity whether you’re a Chicago native or simply passing through.

    Hosted by the River North Residents Association and in its 13th year, Taste of River North combines food, music, and a variety of items for purchase from local merchants.

    New to Taste of River North this year will also be the Walmart Healthy Cooking Stage, an exclusive chance to watch Chicago chefs in action and share some of their favorite healthy recipes. The festival is also family-friendly with special activities geared just for kids in the designated “Kids Zone.”

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    This year Taste of River North is proud to feature cuisine from The Green Door, The Redhead Piano Bar, Stout, and Fannie Mae Fine Chocolates to name a few. Featured music headliners will include Chicago’s own Sixteen Candles and Led Zeppelin 2 on Friday and Saturday night.

    Tickets for Taste of River North are $1.00 per ticket, and are available for purchase when you arrive. For more information, head to tasteofrivernorth.com.

  • The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art: A Force in Chicago

    Posted on June 25th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.” – Obi-Wan

    Headed to Chicago? Our city is now the new epicenter of the force. According to TravelMole.com, the “Star Wars Museum” or more properly known as ‘The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art’ has chosen to be built in Chicago. There has been a proposal to build the museum near Soldier Field and as part of the existing Museum Campus, which includes the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium.

  • As TravelMole.com states Lucas himself does not have ties to Chicago, but his wife Melody Hobson is a Chicago native, and the couple lives here part time.

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    Copyright © 2010 Rubinic Photography

    The museum will not be limited to only displaying Star Wars memorabilia. According to The Chicago Tribune, The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will also be a visual presentation of storytelling.

  • “The museum will house a collection that includes valuable Norman Rockwell paintings, examples of the special effects he pioneered at Industrial Light & Magic, and memorabilia such as the Darth Vader costume.” Lucas will also be adding pieces from his own private collection that he has curated over the years.

    According to NBC 5 Chicago, “The proposal still needs to go through the Chicago Plan Commission and the earliest it would open is 2018.”

  • Hotel Felix and Divvy team up to offer guests a new “Stay & Bike Package”

    Posted on June 17th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    It is Chicago Bike Week and Hotel Felix is celebrating by kicking off the “Stay & Bike” package. This package is great for vacationers, staycationers, and urban explorers alike. When guests book the “Stay & Bike” package they will receive 15 percent off our best rate, plus a complementary 24 hour Divvy pass.

  • 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.

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  • “Guests can grab a bike, pick a direction and go,” said George Jordan, Area General Manager of Hotel Felix Chicago and Senior Vice President of Oxford Hotels & Resorts. “With Divvy stations near and far, riders can choose their own adventures. The convenient Divvy system is as easy as riding a bike.”

  • Located in Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood, Hotel Felix is in a central location to embark on a Divvy-centered adventure throughout Chicago. Guests can visit famous locations downtown, such as Millennium Park, then ride up to the famed Gold Coast to experience Chicago’s famous dining, then head to Wrigleyville to see a Cubs baseball game – all at their own pace.

  • “Chicago is a fantastic place to be in the summer,” added Elliot Greenberger, General Manager of Divvy. “With the ‘Stay & Bike Package’ at Hotel Felix, guests can leave their car with the valet and Divvy to music festivals, street fairs, farmer’s markets and more. Bike share allows travelers to experience Chicago in a fun and eco-friendly way.”

  • The new “Stay & Bike Package” available for dates July 1 through Sept. 1.

  • Photo from: peopleforbikes.org

    Photo from: peopleforbikes.org

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