#WordlessWednesday With Scrappy the Dog

Another #WordlessWednesday is here and we’re excited to be spotlighting Scrappy the dog! Scrappy is located right outside of the front doors to our hotel and he’s definitely a fan favorite: who doesn’t love dogs?

We love being able to feature sustainable art throughout and outside of our hotel and Scrappy is a great addition to what makes our hotel unique and eco-friendly. Below are a few photos of Scrappy: be sure to snap your own photo during your next visit to our hotel and Chicago!

#WordlessWednesday with Madeline

Happy #WordlessWednesday! In honor of making it through the first half of the week, we’re spotlighting Madeline – who is made of reclaimed and recycled materials! During your next visit to our hotel, be sure to snap a photo of her! If the wind is just right, her hat will spin!

She’s also a pretty big Cubs Fan! #GoCubsGo

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Explore Chicago With A Stay At Hotel Felix

We may be bias, but we think that our hotel’s River North location is one that can’t be beat! With our eco-friendly amenities and sustainable style, we think that a visit to our hotel and our beautiful city of Chicago would be an unforgettable one.

We were happy to see that Jenna Tracy – Life & Style Blogger of Cheers, J,  enjoyed her recent stay with us! Not only was Jenna able to experience all that Chicago offers in the summer, but she had the opportunity to stay with us – calling our hotel “the perfect place to relax and recharge after a long day of exploring.”

If you’re looking for the chance to visit Chicago like a local, check out Jenna’s post on some of Chicago’s best kept secrets.

Below are some photos Jenna captured during her visit – we look mighty fine in the sunshine, don’t you think?

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Happy travels!

Proud to be Chicago’s Number One Eco-Friendly Hotel!

We are thrilled to share that our hotel was named one of the best eco-friendly hotels in America in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Travel Awards!

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We are happy to have received another green award and that we are being recognized for our hard work as an eco-friendly boutique hotel and will continue to pride ourselves in being Chicago’s first Silver LEED Certified hotel.

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The nominees were selected by industry experts and editors from USA Today.

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“We’re honored and thrilled to be recognized in USA Today’s Best Eco-Friendly Hotels. Our team works hard to reduce our carbon footprint to better the environment and community around us,” said George Jordan, our Area General Manager of Hotel Felix Chicago and Senior Vice President of Oxford Hotels & Resorts.

To learn more about Hotel Felix Chicago, please visit our website at www.hotelfelixchicago.com.

Divvy Celebrates Its 4th Birthday With Chicago Food-Themed Bikes

As we’ve talked about in previous blog posts before, we love Divvy bikes! They are a great way for Chicagoans and tourists alike to get around the city and are an environmentally friendly method of transportation, with is something that is important here at Hotel Felix.

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday June 28, in honor of the Divvy’s 4th birthday, the bike sharing program will be featuring a handful of Chicago food-themed bikes – like the Chicago hot dog, our famous deep dish pizza, and of course, birthday cake!

You can also get a $15 discount of the annual membership between Monday, June 26 and Friday, July 7 in honor of the celebration.

To find more information about Divvy, check out their website.

If you’re looking to take a ride today, there is a Divvy station just steps away from our hotel at Wells & Huron Street.

Happy riding!

 

 

 

Chicago Has the Most Popular Tour in America

The most popular tour in America is right in Chicago’s backyard – the Chicago Architecture River Cruise has the most popular ratings according to Trip Advisor!

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It makes sense, considering Chicago has some of the most beautiful architecture in America (and we’re a little bias) and tours on the river is an excellent way to learn more about what the city has to offer without going through Chicago traffic.

To book tickets for the architecture tour, click here.

Happy sightseeing!

Stay with Us and Visit the Field Museum’s “Jurassic World” Exhibit

As we mentioned in our previous blog post, The Field Museum has introduced a special Jurassic World exhibit, which is definitely “the closest you’ll ever come to living dinosaurs!”

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This special exhibit at The Field Museum will be featured until January of 2018, but there’s no better time to take advantage of this exhibit than now: book a room at our hotel and get 25% off our best available rates with the promo code “TFM.” On top of that, we are excited to be offering $34.00 VIP tickets to the exhibition. All you have to do is visit our Hotel Concierge at the Front Desk to purchase them!

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION – taken from The Field Museum’s website:

“This year, not only can you see real dinosaur fossils inside The Field Museum, you’ll be able to imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals in Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.

Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; come face-to-face with a Velociraptor; and get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex.”

To book your room today, click here.

 

Divvy Bikes Expand their Stations in Chicago

As you know, us at Hotel Felix are huge fans of Divvy bikes for their accessibility and ability to provide eco-friendly transportation options to tourists and Chicagoans alike.

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By the end of 2017, Divvy will add 40 stations and 400 bikes the city of Chicago, including adding bikes to areas of the city where they are currently lacking – expanding this method of transportation to even more city goers. This will be a huge addition to the already large number of Divvy bikes that are located in Chicago, Oak Park and Evanston (580).

If you’re looking to take a ride today, there is a Divvy station just steps away from our hotel at Wells & Huron Street.

Happy biking!