Posted on October 24th, 2013 No comments
Do you go app happy? Are you a frequent traveler? Are you often downloading the newest available apps? If you answered yes to any of these, then you need to load up on travel apps.
We’re happy to share Travel & Leisure’s latest list of the 20 top travel apps, including Uber, CityMaps 2 GoLite and Flight+.
We’ve always been a fan of Uber (including a past giveaway with them) and we’re happy to see they made this list. And if you’re one who worries about flight delays (ok, who doesn’t), then Flight+ is just the app for you. It allows you to check the flight status for delays, cancellations, etc.
Before you head out the door, check out this list. What ones do you use?
Posted on October 22nd, 2013 No comments
The word FELIX is defined as HAPPY, which is what we want to make you. Visit Hotel Felix and enjoy Chicago how it was intended:
• Centrally located in Chicago’s urban River North area
• Luxurious, well-appointed rooms
• Rejuvenating ASHA-AVEDA spa
• …and more!
Book the Felix Special for 15% off your stay from now through December 31.
Book online here.
Posted on October 14th, 2013 No comments
Looking to add a little more culture to your life? We have just the solution! Now through October 24 you can check out the Chicago International Film Festival where nearly 130 independent feature films from all over the world will be screened daily at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St. -a quick 5 minute drive, or a leisurely 18 minute walk, from Hotel Felix).
The fest is a fantastic place to check out the works of exceptionally talented film professionals, from first-time filmmakers to seasoned industry veterans. Please visit these links for information on tickets, the film schedule and more on the festival.
Posted on October 11th, 2013 No comments
We’re proud of our hardworking team members and we’re happy to share four team members are nominated for the “Stars of the Industry” award from the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA).
The team members recognized are:
- Rossi Cole
- Tim Harrison
- Noemi Rodriguez
- Calixto Santay
They will attend the Stars of the Industry luncheon on Oct. 30 at Hyatt O’Hare. There will be winners for the whole industry in different categories, but regardless of what happens, they’re our brightest stars!
Posted on October 9th, 2013 No comments
We’re so proud to share that Allen Christian, the artist responsible for our beloved sustainable sculpture family, has been recognized by City Paper for his striking sculptures in the new exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.
The exhibit, titled Human Soul and Machine: The Coming Singularity is “mind-tickling and eye-tickling” and “filled with objects that are so attractive on first glance and so intriguing on subsequent inspection that no back story is needed.” One of Christian’s sculptures, “Piano Family: Amoroso”, serves as the poster child for the new exhibit and is, as City Paper calls it, “…both beautiful and unnerving,”. Human Soul and Machine: The Coming Singularity is running at the AVAM through August 31, 2014. To read the complete article please visit this link.
Posted on October 3rd, 2013 No comments
Today seems like the perfect day for a little time traveling… how about back to 1926, the opening year of Hotel Wacker, the place you now know of as Hotel Felix. You may be amazed at the facade’s similarity between now and then, and that was due to a concerted effort on our part to preserve as much of the historical exterior as possible. This was one of many reasons we earned LEED Silver certification for our environmental achievements, plus we wanted to save as much rich history from the original structure as possible, down to replicating the marquis signage (with one small change – replacing it with our name!).
Posted on September 27th, 2013 1 comment
This past Tuesday we participated in the 1st Annual Green Games, an eco-themed event in partnership with the Illinois Housing and Lodging Association. We competed against other area properties in green events like the Recycling Relay and Towel Toss and had a ball! Below you can see pics from the Towel Toss:
We had a lot of fun while also raising awareness on the importance of being green!
Posted on September 20th, 2013 1 comment
Yesterday, September 22, marked the first official day of fall. Autumn is the time of the primary harvest, with pumpkins and apples taking center stage of the season. Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate fall:
~Visit a local pumpkin patch to enjoy fall themed activities like apple picking and corn mazes (you can find a directory of local patches here)
~Soak in the changing leaves and crisp air by taking a walk outside
~Host a pumpkin carving contest (see our carving tips here)
~Bundle up and go to a Bears game (see their schedule here)
~Bake an apple pie using apples from a local orchard
What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy fall?
Posted on September 13th, 2013 No comments
Today we’re pleased to share that we’ve been selected as one of Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine‘s top destinations for hosting, well, meetings and events! To read the article, please follow this link to view the digital edition; we’re on page 24.
DeWitt Ashby, director of trade shows for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture gave praise to our “responsive and flexible” sales staff and “efficient and friendly” front of the house staff. “We’ve always had a great experience at the Hotel Felix, whether we were using 10 rooms or 50 rooms,” said Ashby.
We’re incredibly honored to be highlighted in this Illinois Meetings + Events piece. If you’d like to learn more about hosting an event at our unique property please call us at (877) 848-4040 or email email@example.com.
Posted on September 10th, 2013 No comments