• 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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  • The Asha Spa at Hotel Felix

    Posted on December 11th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    If you’re looking to unwind, the Asha Spa at Hotel Felix has you covered. Located on the second floor of our hotel, the Asha Spa is dedicated to rejuvenating our guests during their stay. The Asha Spa offers treatments that are catered to your specific lifestyle needs. The Asha Spa is also an Aveda Lifestyle SalonSpa, which means they only use Aveda products during their treatments. With a variety of luxurious treatments to chose from, here are a few of our favorites at Hotel Felix:

    1. The Asha Massage, 30 minutes to 2 hours
    The Asha Spa’s signature customized massage comes with an Aveda aroma of your choice during treatment. Guest are able to choose a 30 minute to 2 hour time frame. This massage is meant to restore balance and reduce tension through a series of compressions, gentle rocking, and calming massage strokes. Heat packs may also be added to enhance the experience.

    2. Couples Massage Upgrade, 30 minutes to 2 hours
    The Asha Spa offers the opportunity for guests to customize their own massage experience. Select two massages from the Asha Spa’s listing of services, and experience them in a private treatment room side by side.

    3. Stress-Fix Massage, 30 minutes to 1 hour
    This massage combines the Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Foot Reflexology, and Acupressure Points to reduce and relieve tension within your body. Combined with the signature Aveda ‘Stress-Fix’ aroma with lavender, lavandin, and clary sage which have been clinically proven to reduce feelings of anxiety and strain.

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    Whether you have 30 minutes or two hours, the Asha Spa is committed to creating ultimate relaxation for our guests. Call 312-256-8000 to reserve your treatment today, or visit www.ashasalonspa.com for a complete listing of spa services.

  • Happy Holidays! Join the Holiday Window Tour 2014!

    Posted on November 25th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, so why not make them even better with the Holiday Window Tour 2014 Contest? Hotel Felix in partnership with Troquet River North and Double Cross Vodka, is a proud participant of the Holiday Window Tour 2014 sponsored by The Art Institute of Chicago. The first contest of its kind, the Holiday Window Tour 2014 combines exquisite holiday window displays with inspiration from the Art Institute of Chicago’s most iconic pieces.

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    Here’s how it works:

    • Participants will snap “selfies” of themselves at one or more of the eight locations, post to social media with the hahstag #HolidayWindowTour, and the name of the property for a chance to win exciting prizes.

    What’s best, Hotel Felix suggests a few other ways to enjoy the Holiday Window Tour at their location:
    • Have a delightful meal at Troquet River North, the French Bistro and Bar or relax by the fireplace in our Lobby Lounge.
    • Indulge in the “Cranberry Mule”, served in a branded copper cup, an exclusive concoction created by Double Cross Vodka, guaranteed to cater even to the most discriminating connoisseur.
    • Take advantage of the Winter Frenzy promotion at Hotel Felix and get 20% off our Best Available Rates on our innovative rooms.

    The Holiday Window Tour 2014 launched on November 21 and continue through January 2. Hotel Felix is located at 111 West Huron Street. Please follow Hotel Felix on twitter @HotelFelix for current updates on the Hotel Felix’s participation in the Holiday Window Tour 2014, or call 312-447-3440 for details.

    “Inspired by At Mouquin’s," by William Glackens

    “Inspired by At Mouquin’s,” by William Glackens

  • Thank you Travel+Leisure

    Posted on November 20th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    We are proud to announce that Hotel Felix was named one of Travel+Leisure’s best budget hotel’s in Chicago by Style Expert Amy Tara Koch. Each hotel was evaluated on the ability to deliver maximum comfort to guests at the lowest cost. With rooms beginning at $89 a night, we have always prided ourselves on delivering a luxurious experience to our guests at affordable rates. Some of our amenities include, but are not limited to:

    ~Complimentary L’Occitane products
    ~Bedding and linens woven from the finest cotton, Plush robes, Flat screen TV’s in each room
    ~Complimentary high speed internet
    ~State of the art workout facility
    ~Whisper-quiet downtown accommodations
    ~Valet parking

    We are also proud to offer the salon and spa services of the Asha Spa at Hotel Felix. As well as the delicious French Bar and Bistro Troquet River North adjacent to our lobby for delicious and convenient dining. Rooms begin at $89 a night, please visit www.hotelfelixchicago.com for further details or call our concierge at 312-447-3440. We hope to see you soon!

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  • The Holiday Window Tour 2014

    Posted on November 18th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Admiring Chicago’s holiday window displays is a tradition never missed by both Chicago natives and visitors alike. This year, Hotel Felix is proud to join the ranks of Chicago’s legendary holiday window displays through a special partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago and Oak Street Design. The “Holiday Window Tour 2014″ combines the extravagance of holiday windows with inspiration from one of the Art Institute’s most iconic works. Each window will be on display at a prominent Chicago location, including our very own Hotel Felix.

    “Inspired by At Mouquin’s," by William Glackens

    “Inspired by At Mouquin’s,” by William Glackens

    Hotel Felix invites the city of Chicago and our guests to come out and celebrate the season with us by embracing our one of a kind window display. Stave off the cold after you’ve finished admiring outside by enjoying dinner at the French Bistro and Bar adjacent to our lobby Troquet River North. Or unwind by the fireplace in our Lobby Lounge with our “Cranberry Mule” cocktail created exclusively for Hotel Felix by Double Cross Vodka.

    The Holiday Window Tour 2014 will launch on November 21 and continue through January 2. Hotel Felix is located at 111 West Huron Street. Please follow Hotel Felix on twitter @HotelFelix for current updates on the Hotel Felix’s participation in the Holiday Window Tour 2014.

  • Happy Holidays Chicago!

    Posted on November 17th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Happy Holidays from Hotel Felix! While it may not be December, Chicago is gearing up for all things festive and we know you won’t want to miss it. Whether it’s the famous Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the Daley Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, or Randolph Street’s Holiday Market, we promise you’ll see lots of holiday cheer.

    Read on for details on four of our favorite Chicago holiday festivities:

    1. Macy’s Holiday Window Displays, Macy’s on State Street, On display now
    A tradition that’s 47 years in the making, Macy’s Holiday Window Displays are a treat that each Chicagoan both young and old looks forward to each year. Beautifully crafted, this years theme is The Journey of a Christmas Wish. Spectators can follow the journey of a child’s Christmas toy through Santa’s workshop, Santa’s Christmas Eve delivery, and finally Santa and Rudolph checking their list in front of Macy’s State Street Great Clock.

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    2. Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Michigan Avenue, November 22
    Beginning at 11a.m. with family friendly activities all along Michigan Avenue, the event not to be missed is the Tree-Lighting Parade. Beginning at 5:30p.m. at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Oak Street, watch grand marshals Mickey and Minnie Mouse all the way from Disney World light up Michigan Avenue in preparation for the holiday season. The festival is then capped off at 6:55p.m. at North Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River with a spectacular fireworks display.

    3. Daley Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Daley Plaza, November 25
    In it’s 101st anniversary, the Daley Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is often known as Chicago’s official kick off to the holiday season. Beginning at 4:30p.m. with tree lighting at 5p.m. the event will kick off with Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame performing a medley from Broadway in Chicago’s Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale. Assisting in lighting the tree this year is Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley, who will be appearing for a limited time in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical this holiday season in Chicago.

    4. Randolph Street Holiday Market, 1340 W. Washington Street, November 22-23
    Need the perfect holiday gift that’s equal parts unique and stylish? Look no further than the Randolph Street Holiday Market. With a wide range of vendors selling goods both vintage and modern, this is the place for one stop holiday shopping. Doors open at 10a.m. and close at 5p.m. each day, there is also free parking available on site. Please note that an admission fee is required, a full listing of ticket prices and vendors can be found at www.randolphstreetmarket.com.

    From our Hotel Felix family to yours, Happy Holidays!

  • Food for Thought

    Posted on November 4th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Need a new hotspot for date night or weekend brunch? Look no further than Troquet River North. Adjacent to our lobby, Troquet River North is the place to be with their fabulous weekly specials. Each dish served at Troquet is inspired by a region in France. Plus, with a fully stocked wine bar, it’s impossible to go wrong any day of the week.

    However, to make your decision a bit easier, we’ve outlined some exciting food and dining options for Troquet River North below:

    1. Saturday and Sunday: Troquet offers brunch with a great deal-$25 for 1 1/2 hours of bottomless mimosas and one brunch entree. Choices include L’American (two eggs, choice of meat, and potatoes) or Le Parisien (croissant with Nutella and fresh fruit).

    2. Wednesday: A $12 Classic Croque Monsieur and a Kronenbourg 1664. At 6p.m., Troquet welcomes Chicago composer/pianist/singer Bob Solone. Mr. Solone has been performing in Chicago and around the world for more than 30 years, making his performance not one to be missed.

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    A favorite spot for our team members and guest alike, Troquet River North is an experience not to be missed. We hope to see you soon.

  • Congratulations To Our Outstanding Employees!

    Posted on October 31st, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Each year, the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA) hosts their Stars of the Industry Awards. The purpose of this annual event is to provide an opportunity for hotels across Illinois to honor employees that consistently go the extra mile to provide outstanding service. IHLA’s Stars of the Industry is also the only state-wide employee recognition program for the hospitality industry.

    This year, four of our outstanding employees are nominated: Nayeli Chavez, Ariful Azam, Nawar Habib, and Troy Murray. On October 29, their nominations were celebrated at the Chicagoland Awards Luncheon. Nayeli, Arfiful, Nawar, and Troy’s hard work and dedication to Hotel Felix are apparent to all those who have the pleasure of working with them. Their commitment to going the extra mile for our guests never waivers. They are a constant inspiration to all here at Hotel Felix, which is why on behalf of the entire staff we would like to extend a heartfelt: Congratulations!

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    Stars of the Industry

    Stars of the Industry

    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!

  • Winter is On the Way

    Posted on October 30th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Brace yourselves! Winter is on the way and headed to Chicago. Don’t worry – we have good news for you. We’re bringing back our Winter Frenzy* sale.

    While the days are shorter and nights are longer, winter is one of the most magical seasons. Crisp copper leaves falling off the trees as winter ushers in. Brisk wind blowing in your face. The signs are there… Winter is coming without delay!

    Here’s the details on our Winter Frenzy: Book now, stay from November 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015 and receive 20% off our best available rates.

    It’s time to get ready. We started early – so should you!

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    Hotel Felix Chicago


    *Certain restrictions apply. Requires cancellation 24 hours prior arrival to avoid one night’s room and tax fees. To learn more, contact Denise Howlett, Area Director of Revenue, at denise.howlett@hotelfelixchicago.com or Larry Irving, Director of Operations at larry.irving@hotelfelixchicago.com. Click on the link to book your reservation.

    For more information and details, please visit www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call 312-447-3440.

  • Did you know? Hotel Felix is a TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Hotel

    Posted on October 28th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Happy #TravelTuesday! We’re thrilled to announce that Hotel Felix was named a TripAdvisor GreenLeaders hotel. As Chicago’s first silver LEED certified hotel when we opened in 2010, we are honored to continue our strong tradition of eco-friendly practices with yet another green certification.

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    The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders hotel program was created to help guests who book their hotels with Earth friendly practices in mind. From budget to luxury hotels, TripAdvisor award their GreenLeaders certification to hotels across America. These hotels have shown commitment to green practices such as recycling, local and organic food, and electric car charging stations. Hotels that are awarded the GreenLeaders status are ranked in order from bronze, silver, gold and platinum. The higher the ranking the more efficient a hotel’s green practices.

    We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a gold ranking for our GreenLeader status. Green practices at Hotel Felix include: Energy Star guest room appliances, linen/towel reuse program, energy saving guest room controls, recycling bins in guest rooms, with a guest feedback program on our green practices at the end of each stay. You can see a full listing of all our GreenLeader practices at TripAdvisor.com by clicking on the green leaf next to Hotel Felix’s name.

    Whether you’re an eco-friendly traveler or not, we invite you to stay with us next time you’re in Chicago. We hope to see you soon!