• Congratulations to the Winner of #TisFelix!

    Posted on October 10th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    We are thrilled to announce the winner of our #TisFelix contest: Sam Bernero! Your entry already has us in the holiday spirit, and it’s only October. Bernero has won a two-night complimentary stay* with us at Hotel Felix, located in the heart of chic River North and walking distance from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. We’re looking forward to your celebratory stay with us.


    We received so many great entries that we also added an Honorable Mention – second place to Eve Crawford. You’ve won a $50 gift certificate to Troquet River North. Troquet River North is adjacent to our lobby and offers an approachable menu of traditional French food. We look forward to you visiting us again soon and thank you for your photo of the two of you bundled up in front of our sustainable artwork.


    Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to #TisFelix. We had great fun looking through each entry, and loved getting to know what Chicago’s holiday season means to you. For information on additional upcoming photo contests, follow us on Twitter @HotelFelix or Like us Hotel Felix on Facebook.

    *Some restrictions and blackout dates apply.

  • Good Luck, Chicago Cubs!

    Posted on October 7th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    We’re ready for the big game tonight! Loran the Doorman and Madeline will be watching in their Chicago Cubs gear. Let us know where you’ll be tuning in! #LetsGo #FlyTheW

  • Urban October

    Posted on October 6th, 2015 gjordan 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.

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    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.

  • Getting in the Holiday Spirit – #TisFelix Contest

    Posted on October 1st, 2015 gjordan 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!

  • #TisFelix Contest Ends Tomorrow

    Posted on September 29th, 2015 gjordan 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!

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    And, most important – check out our contest rules here.

    Good luck and have fun!

  • Find Time to Relax

    Posted on September 22nd, 2015 gjordan 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!

  • #TisFelix Contest

    Posted on September 18th, 2015 gjordan 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!*

    'Tis The Season!  Use #TisFelix from Sept. 1-30 to enter our contest. See rules for details.

    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.

  • Louis Vuitton Chicago Guide

    Posted on September 15th, 2015 gjordan 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.

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    Hotel Felix Chicago

  • Enter to Win a Free 2-Night Stay at Hotel Felix

    Posted on September 9th, 2015 gjordan 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.

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    It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit! We can’t wait to see all of your creative entries.

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    Click here for Official Rules.

    Good luck!

  • The Future of Transportation

    Posted on August 11th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    The future of transportation is a hot topic, and it might not be in your hands. If you have followed us over the years, you may recall our past partnerships with Tesla. Back in 2009, Tesla celebrated Earth Month with us.

     Flashback photo!  George Jordan, our Area General Manager and SVP of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, pauses in front of our hotel during Earth Month in 2009.

    Flashback photo! George Jordan, our Area General Manager and SVP of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, pauses in front of our hotel during Earth Month in 2009.

    So, naturally, we’re always a fan of Tesla and happy to see their continued commitment to the environment. Both Hotel Felix and Tesla share a mission of offering environmentally-friendly lifestyle options without sacrificing style and class. Transportation is just as important when considering eco-friendly lifestyle options.

    The concept of self-driving cars has been a topic of conversation for the past few years and is becoming more and more of a possibility to eliminate human driven cars. According to this article on Tree Hugger, Elon Musk, creator of Tesla, has stated his beliefs that “entirely automated self-driving cars will be ready in about 5 years and that they’ll eventually be orders of magnitude safer than human-driven cars.”

    That’s an exciting development.

    Will Tesla decide to create their own Uber-esque car service, or will Musk be willing to create self-driven cars for Uber? Only time will tell!