Posted on October 31st, 2014 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!
Posted on October 30th, 2014 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!
*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 email@example.com or Larry Irving, Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the link to book your reservation.
For more information and details, please visit www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call 312-447-3440.
Posted on October 28th, 2014 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.
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!
Posted on October 24th, 2014 No comments
At Hotel Felix, we’re always ecstatic when someone thinks our hotel is just as wonderful as we do. But this month we’re especially excited to be featured in Rolling Out magazine as one of Chicago’s top 5 romantic getaway hotels. As the fall chill sets in, what better way to stay warm then snuggled up with your significant other in one of our luxurious rooms?
From the moment you step into our lobby you’re greeted with warm furnishings, modern art, and a smile from our lobby staff. Once you check into your room you’ll enjoy plush furnishings, finely woven linens and bedsheets, and a selection of L’Occitane bathroom amenities.
If you’re looking for some out of the room fun, Hotel Felix offers a variety of special packages to keep the weekend exciting. Some of our favorites are:
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 a trained massage therapists. Also included is a $50 gift card to 900 shops of your choice located within walking distance of us.
With rooms starting at just $169 a night, your romantic weekend is just a click or phone call away. To make reservations please visit hotelfelixchicago.com or call our concierge at 312-447-3440.
Posted on October 20th, 2014 No comments
Happy Halloween Chicago! Here at Hotel Felix, we can’t wait to break out our costumes, candy and pumpkin carving skills. If you’re like us and are eager to celebrate Halloween before October 31st, don’t worry – you can! In true Chicago fashion, the city has an endless array of activities to keep you in the Halloween spirit the entire month of October. Below is a list of a few Halloween activities that the Hotel Felix staff would recommend to our guests to enjoy while visiting Chicago.
1. The Haunted House at Navy Pier, Navy Pier, October 2-November 2
This year, the Haunted House at Navy Pier is back with a special Zombie Containment series. From the production team that brought Illinois The Fear and Statesville Haunted Prison attractions, the Haunted House at Navy Pier is not to be missed. Based on the premise that zombie’s have taken over Earth guests have a chance to see the undead firsthand on a floating zombie research facility. The haunted house during the day is ‘low scare’ with lights on. At night it becomes high scare as an interactive experience. Tickets are $12 during the day, $20 at night.
2. Halloween Costume Party, 1501 N. Magnolia Avenue, October 25
Chicago’s largest Halloween party is back again this year for more. As Chicago’s largest, longest running, and highest rated Halloween party of the season this is an event that’s not to be missed. Taking place in an old 5 building ice factory warehouse, there are three stages to choose from featuring DJ’s LEGO, David Sabat, CZBOOGIE, and Spence: Chicago. A costume contest with prizes, dancing, and haunted exhibits throughout the party round out the fun. Tickets are $75 in advance, $80 at the door.
3. Northalsted Halloween Parade, Halsted Street between Belmont and Addison, October 31
If you’re looking to fully immerse yourself into the Chicago Halloween festivities, look no further than the Northalsted Halloween Parade. The 18th annual Northalsted Halloween Parade is sponsored by the Northalsted Business Alliance. The parade invites all Chicagoans to dress up in their own costumes and march in Chicago’s largest Halloween parade. Prizes will be awarded for scariest costume, best adult costume, best couple costume, and more! Registration is free, but each participant must complete a registration form found on the Northalsted Business Alliance website.
Whether you’re in the mood to have a trick or treat this October, Hotel Felix is happy to help you find an event to celebrate the season. Happy Halloween!
Posted on September 26th, 2014 No comments
The word “FELIX” is defined as HAPPY – which is exactly how we hope you will feel during your stay. Following are some of the offerings you can expect while you’re here at Hotel Felix:
– Naturally Unexpected – From the delightful dancing waters to the soothing energy and ambiance, you’ll be immediately embraced by its charm.
- Take Comfort – In our comfortable and whisper quiet rooms, featuring luxurious linens and beddings, flat screen HDTVs, rainforest showerheads and upgraded L’Occitane bathroom amenities.
- Eat. Drink. Be Happy – Have a delightful meal at TROQUET, our French Bistro and Bar. Relax by the fireplace in our Lobby Lounge and indulge in creative concoctions that cater even to the most discriminating connoisseur.
– Stress Less – The ASHA SPA features Aveda products, made with pure elemental oils. The art and science of vibrant flower and plant essences connect beauty, environment and well-being.
Experience life’s little pleasures while you travel. To learn more about our hotel, please visit our website.
Posted on September 22nd, 2014 No comments
Join our team – we’re hiring and expanding our welcoming and hardworking team. We continue to accept resumes or applications, and we are hiring for the positions listed below. We prefer applicants who have a minimum of two years of hospitality experience. We are looking to fill the following positions:
-Full Time Sales Manager
-Part Time Bellman
-Part Time Front Desk Agent
Our hotel is Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel and we pride ourselves on our sustainable, green efforts. Apply to be on the team with “Scrappy,” our favorite dog in the sustainable family, who greets every guest with an ear to ear smile.
In order to apply, please email resumes to email@example.com, or walk-in to complete an application. We are located at 111 W. Huron Street in Chicago. No phone calls. We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We’re also pleased that more details on the Front Desk Agent were shared at this site.
To learn more about Hotel Felix, please visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted on September 8th, 2014 No comments
At Hotel Felix, we’re incredibly proud to call Chicago our home. And as Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel, we love being based in a city where green efforts are embraced by fellow businesses. Chicago is no stranger to the green movement that has gained momentum in the past few years, and as a result any visitor has a plethora of businesses to choose from that produce their goods and services with the earth in mind. Below is a listing of a few green places that here at Hotel Felix we would recommend to our guests to discover while in Chicago.
1. The Greenheart Shop, 1714 N. Wells Street
Since 2007 the Greenheart Shop has devoted itself to fair trade practices while selling eco-friendly products to the people of Chicago. Their home decor, clothing, jewelery, and bath & body products are all beautifully handcrafted, and make perfect gifts for yourself or loved ones back home.
2. Karyn’s on Green, 130 S. Green Street
Founded by Karyn Calabrese over 20 years ago, Karyn’s on Green has established itself as a delicious force to be reckoned with on the Chicago culinary scene. With a menu that focuses on an earth-friendly, vegan approach you’ll feel earth friendly as well as stuffed by the time your meal is over.
3. Chicago Gateway Green, 541 N. Fairbanks Court
In a city that is often referred to as the ‘urban jungle’ Chicago Gateway Green is the reason Chicagoans breathe a little easier every day thanks to their concentrated efforts to beautify the city through their plantings and artwork. As you explore Chicago, you’ll see many of Gateway Green’s efforts such as the sculpture at O’Hare airport titled ‘The Runners’ by Theodoros Papagiannis or the many plantings that dot Chicago’s expressways.
4. Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph Street
Certified green by the Green Restaurant Association, Blackbird runs their restaurant with the ideals of water efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, and sustainable food among others in mind. A Michelin star restaurant, Blackbird is a luxury green dining experience that is certainly not to be missed.
Whether your in the mood for green shopping, food, or admiring public art Chicago has all you need and more. Because regardless of what Kermit said, it is easy being green.
Posted on September 2nd, 2014 No comments
Chicago’s comedy scene is famous. It’s known as the “Second City” and so many great comedians started their career here If you are in the city and looking for a fun night out with a few laughs there are plenty of comedy acts, stand up and improve shows to choose from.
Posted on August 25th, 2014 No comments
Football season has finally returned to Chicago, and here at Hotel Felix we couldn’t be more excited.
Plus, the restaurant adjacent to our lobby, Troquet River North has new Game Day Specials Troquet River North each time our Chicago Bears take to the gridiron. During the Bears games (including pre-season) Troquet River North will be offering $3 Miller Lite bottles all day. And because we know how much we love our rivalries in Chicago, here’s a listing of noteworthy games this season. All of which will be broadcast live at Troquet River North:
~9/14, Bears vs. 49ers, 7:30pm
~9/28, Bears vs. Packers, 12pm
~10/26, Bears vs. Patriots, 12pm
~11/9, Bears vs. Packers, 7:30pm
~11/16, Bears vs. Vikings, 12pm
~11/27, Bears vs. Lions, 11:30am
Conveniently located directly adjacent to our lobby here at Hotel Felix, Troquet River North is the place to be for all our guest’s dining needs. And just in case you start to get hungry after a couple $3 Miller Lite’s, Troquet River North offers a variety of dishes that are each inspired by a different region in France.
Come break out that navy, orange, and white, put on your game face and join the rest of your fellow Chicagoans while we cheer on the Bears. Here at Hotel Felix , we’re sure it’ll be their best season yet. Go Bears!
The Second City is a historic comedy club in Chicago, with stars like Tina Fay and Horatio Sanz performing there. Although there are now Second City performances all of the world, The Second City theater in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago is where it all started.
Take a twist on tradition and check out their Dinner & a Show packages. Taste the best of what Old Town restaurants have to offer while enjoying a show.
The Annoyance Theatre & Bar in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere. They are known for hosting the longest running musical in the history of Chicago, as well as their uncensored comedy.
The Annoyance has many different types of shows throughout the year, from musicals to improve, check out their schedule for more information.
The New Kids on the Block:
New to the Chicago comedy scene Stage 773 on Belmont Ave. opened its doors in 2010. Stage 773 is a multi-complex theater that is welcoming, nurturing and collaborative. Stage 773 hosts many different types of theatrical productions, including dramas, musicals, and more.
One of their most anticipated weekly events is the THORSday Night Showcase. THORSday Night Showcase a comedy variety show featuring sketch, improv, and stand up from Chicago’s hottest comedians. Get more information about Stage 773 shows here.
There are many different types of entertainment in Chicago, but Chicago is famous for comedy. Not sure about these comedy clubs? Time Out Chicago offers more options on comedy events and entertainment in Chicago.