• Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016.

    Posted on November 25th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Time to start planning your New Year’s Eve! As the year comes to a close, it is time to decide how you’ll celebrate the New Year and ring in 2016. Join us as we celebrate 2016 and enjoy the festivities with a unique hotel package we have created just for New Years Eve.

    Enjoy the festivities with a festive night worth remembering with the following accommodations and celebrations:
    - A room in one of our contemporary and luxurious guestrooms on December 31, 2015
    - Two passes to Troquet’s New Year’s Eve Party from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., which includes the following:
    - Unlimited house drinks featuring select beers, wine and mixed cocktails
    - Appetizers especially prepared by Troquet River North’s Chef
    - A midnight champagne toast
    - Dancing and live entertainment featuring a fantastic DJ.

    This is one celebration that you won’t want to miss. From delicious food to celebratory cocktails to great music, this is the perfect way to ring in the New Year with friends.

    To learn more and make a reservation, please click here to book now and ring in the New Year with us!

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    Happy New Year!

  • Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

    Posted on November 19th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    The holidays are right around the corner and the unofficial start of the season for many in Chicago is the Michigan Avenue Light Festival. The festival lights up one of Chicago’s most famed streets with holiday lights and decorations for all to see throughout the holiday season.

    The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival returns to Chicago this Saturday, November 21. The festival has a big claim – it is the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration. The all-day activities include holiday shopping, a tree-lighting parade, fireworks over the Chicago River and more.

    Plus, the classic Tree-Lighting Parade takes place on Michigan Avenue featuring none other than Minnie and Mickey Mouse this year.

    Check out the BMO Harris Bank Stage with special performances from the likes of Michelle Branch to the critically-acclaimed Million Dollar Quartet. For a full list of performers, please visit the Magnificent Mile’s website.

  • Stars of the Industry Recap

    Posted on November 3rd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    This past Friday, the Illinois Hotel Lodging Association held their Annual Stars of the Industry Awards Banquet at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. If you may remember our previous blog post about this event, four of our outstanding team members were recognized for their hard work at Hotel Felix:

    - Donald Wirz
    - Rosalia Nunez
    - Darius Cristwell
    - Alma Munos

    This event acknowledges and recognizes the hard working individuals in the hospitality industry. We’re proud of their dedication and commitment to excellent guest services. Each one of them is a “star” in our eyes. The Star Judges are now reviewing the Chicagoland area finalists to select the State Winners.

    Congratulations Donald, Rosalia, Darius and Alma! You can see each of them celebrating at the event:




    Congrats and keep up the great work! We’re happy to have you on the team.

  • SECRET FALL SALE – Book Now!

    Posted on November 2nd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Shhhh! Book our SECRET FALL SALE between now until November 30, 2015 and stay through December 31, 2015 and receive 20 percent off our Best Available Rate. Spread the news! After all, some secrets are meant to be shared.

    We invite you to experience our upscale boutique hotel that blends a comfortable elegance with inspiring natural elements, within walking distance to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district, world-class dining and historic landmarks.

    As Chicago’s first Silver-LEED certified hotel, indulge in an enriching setting that is environmentally friendly. Organic materials. Renewable resources. Low flow toilets. And most importantly, reduced carbon footprint. The sale will go quickly so don’t delay – and remember, some secrets are meant to be shared, especially with your loved ones during the holidays.


    Photo Credit: iStock.com/andresimaging

  • Take Away the Chicago Chill at the Spa

    Posted on October 22nd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Temps are dropping and fall will soon turn into a chilly winter. The cold temperatures and brisk wind can be tough on your skin and even your spirits. But try not to fear – we have a new spa promo to help warm you up and take away the chill. This fall and winter, our Spa Boutique Felix has a new promotion – “Take Away the Chicago Chill.”

    Starting today throughout the rest of the winter, enjoy an 80 minute body treatment featuring warm organic shea butter, hot towels and an exfoliation. This new treatment is sure to rejuvenate your mind and body – all while warming your heart and mind. The 80 minute treatment is $180 and you can book by calling 312-447-3440.

    Take Away the Chicago Chill at the Spa Boutique Felix.

    Take Away the Chicago Chill at the Spa Boutique Felix.

    For more information, visit HotelFelixChicago.com. You do not need to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy our spa. Appointments must be made in advance.

    We hope to see you soon.

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  • A Last Minute Adventure

    Posted on October 20th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    This past weekend, we had the wonderful opportunity of hosting Jeanne Grey at Hotel Felix. Jeanne booked through Hotel Tonight, getting a last minute hotel deal with us.

    Spending just 18 hours in the city of Chicago, Jeanne took on some of Chicago’s ultimate tourist spots: visiting The Bean (located in Millennium Park), the iconic Art Institute, Willis Tower’s Skydeck and of course, trying deep dish pizza. Take a look at her photos below:

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    We had so much fun hosting her for a spontaneous getaway and hope she comes back to the Windy City soon. In the meantime, follow her adventures on Instagram.

    To learn more about Hotel Tonight, check out their website.

  • 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!