• One Earth Film Festival

    Posted on February 26th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Looking for a great festival to attend while winter sticks around? Here’s one we recommend: attend the One Earth Film Festival on March 6-8. It combines two of our favorite things at Hotel Felix: movies and the environment.

    Part of Green Community Connections, One Earth Film Festival is now in its fourth consecutive year. The purpose of One Earth Film Festival is simple – create opportunities for understanding climate change and sustainability through the power of film. Each film is shown at designated theaters around the city of Chicago. Following the film, moderators from Green Community Connections lead discussions focused on the environmental solutions proposed in each film. Featured films this year include:

    – Angel Azul, Directed by Marcy Cravat and Kath Delaney
    – Arise, Directed by Lori Joyce and Candice Orlando
    – Edible City, Directed by Andrew Hasse
    – Field Biologist, Directed by Jared Flescher

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    With a selection of more than 35 riveting environmental films, there is certain to be a film for each festival-goer. For movie times, tickets, and a full weekend agenda visit greencommunityconnections.org.

    Enjoy!

  • Oscar Party at Troquet River North

    Posted on February 19th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    A fan of the Oscars? So are we. That’s why you will find us at Troquet River North‘s Oscar Party this year. Adjacent to our lobby at Hotel Felix, Troquet River North is the place to be with their delicious specials and extensive wine selection. Making their Oscar Party one that any cinephile will not want to miss.

    The Oscar Party takes place on Feb. 22. Guests who choose Troquet River North for dinner that evening will be eligible to enter the “Oscar Prediction” contest. The diner who has the most accurate Oscar predictions will win a $50 gift certificate to Troquet River North. (Please note, all submissions must be received by 6p.m. CST and Troquet is running this contest). In addition to the contest, Troquet will offer Oscar themed cocktails all night for only $9. Here are a few of our favorites:

    -The Gin-itation Game: Lemon-infused gin, cranberry juice, honey simple syrup

    -The Drink of Everything: Vodka, rum, gin, tequila, Triple Sec, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, splash of Coca-Cola

    -The Academy Award: Vodka, elderflower liqeur, lime juice, sparkling wine, gold stars

    To make a dinner reservation for the Oscar Party please call 312-202-9900. We hope to see you there!

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  • Chicago Snow and our Sustainable Art

    Posted on February 4th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    When you arrive at our hotel, you will notice three sculptures that greet you on your way in. These three pieces of sustainable art are known to our Hotel Felix family as Loren the Doorman, Madeline The Baker’s Wife, and Scrappy.

    Created exclusively for Hotel Felix by Minnesota artist Allen Christian, the sculptures embrace Hotel Felix’s eco-friendly priorities as they are made with found and reclaimed materials. All three sculptures were created specifically with Chicago’s cold winters in mind, which means they will be there to greet you no matter the weather.

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    Loren was the first to join the family on Earth Day 2010. He stands at 7 feet tall and is made of recycled pipes, a drill bit, an umbrella stand, and a milk bucket head.

    On Earth Day 2011 and 2012, Hotel Felix commissioned Madeline and Scrappy, respectively, to stand with Loren at the entrance. The goal of this family is to inspire guests to feel the fun and whimsical spirit of Hotel Felix from the moment they arrive. Of course Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy are never lacking for photo opportunities: guests, employees, and Chicagoans alike enjoy snapping photos with all three. Truly adding meaning to our motto, “Happy, Naturally.”

    The next time you stay with us, be sure to say “Hello” to Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy. They’re sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face, no matter how chilly the temps are.

    We hope to see you soon.

  • Chicago Blizzard Deal

    Posted on February 2nd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Stuck in Chicago another night because of the blizzard? Or don’t want to commute home in the snow and slush? Skip the travel and stay with us. Hotel Felix has you covered. For tonight only, we will offer an exclusive snow day deal. Stay with us for only $69+ tax. Why hassle with all the snow (or digging out!) when you can relax in one of our luxurious rooms for the night?

    All rooms at Hotel Felix are complete with linens and bedding woven from the finest cotton, L’Occitane amenities, and plush robes. Complimentary internet access is also available in every room. And if you’re in the mood for dinner, look no further than the French restaurant adjacent to our lobby, Troquet River North.

    So whether your flight has been cancelled, your car is stuck, or your train is delayed, stay with Hotel Felix for the night. Call our concierge at 312-447-3440 to reserve your room. We’re looking forward to your stay.

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  • Friends of the Chicago River: 10th Annual Big Fish Ball

    Posted on January 26th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Hotel Felix is proud to announce that we will be featured as an auction prize during Friends of the Chicago River’s 10th Annual Big Fish Ball. The auction prize will include a 2-night stay at Hotel Felix for the winner. As a Silver LEED certified hotel the preservation and protection of our Earth is a top priority, the Big Fish Ball is an event we wouldn’t want to miss.

    Held this year on Thursday, June 4, the Big Fish Ball will celebrate its 10th year raising money for Friends of the Chicago River. The premise of the event is to celebrate the Chicago River’s history, current renaissance, and vital role it plays in our ecological and economic growth around the Chicago region. Held under tents along the Merchandise Mart’s Riverside Drive between the Wells Street and Franklin Street bridges, the evening will feature unique river-centric spectacles both on and off the river. Fundraising from the evening is put towards creating a greener, more accessible, and better cared for Chicago River. Ticket prices for the event are $325 per person. To purchase your ticket, please click here. For more information on Friends of the Chicago River or the 10th Annual Big Fish Ball visit ChicagoRiver.org.

    Photo via Flickr Creative Commons

    Photo via Flickr Creative Commons

  • Valentine’s Day with Hotel Felix

    Posted on January 22nd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    This Valentine’s Day, give romance, naturally. The Romance Package at Hotel Felix has everything you require for the perfect weekend with your significant other. When you book the Romance Package you will receive:

    ~Accommodations for two (2) in one of our contemporary and luxurious guest rooms
    ~A bottle of champagne delivered to your room
    ~Late check out until 2:00 p.m.

    From the moment you step in our doors, you are greeted by the delightful dancing waters of our lobby waterfall, and embraced by the soothing energy and ambiance. Check in with one of our friendly concierge staff, and head upstairs to unwind in one of our luxurious guest rooms. All rooms at Hotel Felix are complete with linens and bedding woven from the finest cotton, L’Occitane amenities, and plush robes. And if you’re in the mood for dinner look no further than the French restaurant adjacent to our lobby, Troquet River North. With so many delights, you may never want to leave! To reserve your Romance Package for this Valentine’s Day call our concierge at 312-447-3440, or visit HotelFelixChicago.com.

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  • New Year’s Eve in Chicago – Sleep It Off

    Posted on December 30th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Heading out for New Year’s? Or are you still deciding? DNAinfo.com Chicago has some last-minute ideas on where to celebrate if you procrastinated. From upscale dinners to full celebratory parties, they have a little something for everyone.

    Plus, a little mention in the article to book a room with us if you’re headed to the Parkway Ballroom NYE event. Tickets can be bought online for $75 and free secured parking is included. Party-goers are then eligible for a hotel discount with us with the proof of purchase. To reserve your room, you must call the hotel at (312) 447-3440.

    Check out all the recommended ideas from DNAInfo Chicago here.

    New Year's Eve Celebration at the Parkway Ballroom - a fun way to ring in 2015!

    New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Parkway Ballroom – a fun way to ring in 2015!

  • Happy Holidays!

    Posted on December 22nd, 2014 gjordan 1 comment

    Happy Holidays! Our team celebrated the holiday season at our annual holiday party. This year, we went to Chicago’s famed Navy Pier on the Spirit Cruise.

    The best part about Spirit Cruise is that it has a little bit of fun for everyone – from dining to dancing, we all had a wonderful and festive time. The cruise boasts panoramic views of Chicago with the skyline lit up in all its glory.

    Here’s some photos from our fun evening.

    Happy Holidays from your friends at Hotel Felix.

    Happy Holidays from your friends at Hotel Felix.

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  • 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.