Hotel Felix Featured in Tablet Hotels

We are so excited to share that our hotel has been featured in Tablet Hotels – “The original hotel curator for global nomads!”

Tablet loves to share hotel options with customers to provide “effortless online booking at the lowest available prices, and live, dependable customer service.” After starting the website in 2000, Tablet Hotels hopes to help customers “earch of a cure for boring travel and an antidote to the internet’s most common affliction: an overdose of options.” To learn more about them, click here.

As you may already know, Hotel Felix was Chicago’s first certified LEED Hotel – and we continue to pride ourselves in our sustainable business model and eco-friendly amenities.

The following is an excerpt from the article featured on Tablet Hotels:

“Felix occupies a classic brick building whose structure was essentially preserved in the renovation — another green measure, as it saved quite a lot of building material from the landfill. Inside it’s contemporary as can be, however, with luxe comforts and the latest electronics.”

Click here to read the article in full and check out some of these beautiful photos of our property from Tablet!

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Show Your Support for Our Hotel in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Travel Awards

Did you know that our hotel is Chicago’s first eco-friendly hotel with Silver LEED Certification? We have special features that are sustainable and eco-friendly, like low energy-use lighting, sustainable art, organic materials and more!

If you have stayed with us before or are a fan of our eco-friendly boutique hotel, we would love your support for best Eco-Friendly hotel! All you have to do is click here and submit your vote. Voting closes two weeks from today (Wednesday, August 2 at 11:59 PM) and you can return to the website daily to vote.

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The winners will be announced the following Friday, August 4th at 12:00pm EDT and later on USA Today.

Thank you!

 

Vote For Us in 10 Best Readers’ Travel Awards For Best Eco-Friendly Hotel!

Here at Hotel Felix, we always pride ourselves on being the first eco-friendly hotel in Chicago with Silver LEED Certification, with special environmentally features like:

  • Low energy-use lighting
  • Sustainable art
  • Organic materials
  • Renewable resources
  • Enhanced energy management system
  • State-of-the-art electrical system
  • Low flow toilets
  • And most of all…reduced carbon footprint

We love when we are recognized for our work towards eco-friendly hospitality  – which is why we are so excited so share that our hotel has been nominated in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest! The contest is promoted by USA Today and we are in the running for Best Eco-Friendly Hotel.

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We would love your support in this contest. Ten seconds of your time to vote daily means a lot to us.  Voting is open until 11:59 PM, Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  Click here to cast your vote for us!

WE ALWAYS STRIVE TO BE THE BEST.

HELP US ACHIEVE THAT RECOGNITION.

The winners will be announced the following Friday, August 4th at 12:00pm EDT and later on USA Today.

Thank you!

 

Divvy Celebrates Its 4th Birthday With Chicago Food-Themed Bikes

As we’ve talked about in previous blog posts before, we love Divvy bikes! They are a great way for Chicagoans and tourists alike to get around the city and are an environmentally friendly method of transportation, with is something that is important here at Hotel Felix.

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday June 28, in honor of the Divvy’s 4th birthday, the bike sharing program will be featuring a handful of Chicago food-themed bikes – like the Chicago hot dog, our famous deep dish pizza, and of course, birthday cake!

You can also get a $15 discount of the annual membership between Monday, June 26 and Friday, July 7 in honor of the celebration.

To find more information about Divvy, check out their website.

If you’re looking to take a ride today, there is a Divvy station just steps away from our hotel at Wells & Huron Street.

Happy riding!

 

 

 

Chicago Has the Most Popular Tour in America

The most popular tour in America is right in Chicago’s backyard – the Chicago Architecture River Cruise has the most popular ratings according to Trip Advisor!

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It makes sense, considering Chicago has some of the most beautiful architecture in America (and we’re a little bias) and tours on the river is an excellent way to learn more about what the city has to offer without going through Chicago traffic.

To book tickets for the architecture tour, click here.

Happy sightseeing!

Get Ready for Summer 2017 with 17 Great Quotes

Today marks the official start to summer: what better way to celebrate than with some of these quotes about our favorite time of the year? Be sure to visit us this summer. To book a room, click here.

We were inspired by the summer-themed quotes that Inc shared in this article.

1. “Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison

2. “In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams

3. “”Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “To see the Summer Sky/Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie” – Emily Dickinson

5. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.”
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6. “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”- John Steinbeck

7. “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” – Helen Keller

8. “Summertime and the living is easy.” – George Gerswhin

9. “I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” – Susan Branch

10. “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” – Al Bernstein

11. “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” – Charles Bowden

12. “A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” – John Mayer

13. “Summer nights and my radio / Well that’s all we need, baby, don’tcha know?” – Van Halen

14. “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” – Russell Baker

15. “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James

16. “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” – Wallace Stevens

17. “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben

Happy summer!

Stay with Us and Visit the Field Museum’s “Jurassic World” Exhibit

As we mentioned in our previous blog post, The Field Museum has introduced a special Jurassic World exhibit, which is definitely “the closest you’ll ever come to living dinosaurs!”

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This special exhibit at The Field Museum will be featured until January of 2018, but there’s no better time to take advantage of this exhibit than now: book a room at our hotel and get 25% off our best available rates with the promo code “TFM.” On top of that, we are excited to be offering $34.00 VIP tickets to the exhibition. All you have to do is visit our Hotel Concierge at the Front Desk to purchase them!

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION – taken from The Field Museum’s website:

“This year, not only can you see real dinosaur fossils inside The Field Museum, you’ll be able to imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals in Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.

Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; come face-to-face with a Velociraptor; and get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex.”

To book your room today, click here.

 

Divvy Bikes Expand their Stations in Chicago

As you know, us at Hotel Felix are huge fans of Divvy bikes for their accessibility and ability to provide eco-friendly transportation options to tourists and Chicagoans alike.

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By the end of 2017, Divvy will add 40 stations and 400 bikes the city of Chicago, including adding bikes to areas of the city where they are currently lacking – expanding this method of transportation to even more city goers. This will be a huge addition to the already large number of Divvy bikes that are located in Chicago, Oak Park and Evanston (580).

If you’re looking to take a ride today, there is a Divvy station just steps away from our hotel at Wells & Huron Street.

Happy biking!

 

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Exciting news! Jurassic World is heading to The Field Museum with a brand new exhibit that is a must see when visiting Chicago over the summer!

If you need any more reasons why to book your visit to Chicago, we have another one for you! You can get 25% off our best available rates by using the promo code TFM. We are thrilled to also offer $34.00 VIP tickets to the exhibition. All you have to do is visit our Hotel Concierge at the Front Desk to purchase them!

To find more information about the exhibit, click here.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our hotel this summer.