#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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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.

Vote For Us in 10 Best Readers’ Travel Awards For Best Eco-Friendly Hotel!

Here at Hotel Felix, we always pride ourselves on being the first eco-friendly hotel in Chicago with Silver LEED Certification, with special environmentally features like:

  • Low energy-use lighting
  • Sustainable art
  • Organic materials
  • Renewable resources
  • Enhanced energy management system
  • State-of-the-art electrical system
  • Low flow toilets
  • And most of all…reduced carbon footprint

We love when we are recognized for our work towards eco-friendly hospitality  – which is why we are so excited so share that our hotel has been nominated in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest! The contest is promoted by USA Today and we are in the running for Best Eco-Friendly Hotel.

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We would love your support in this contest. Ten seconds of your time to vote daily means a lot to us.  Voting is open until 11:59 PM, Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  Click here to cast your vote for us!

WE ALWAYS STRIVE TO BE THE BEST.

HELP US ACHIEVE THAT RECOGNITION.

The winners will be announced the following Friday, August 4th at 12:00pm EDT and later on USA Today.

Thank you!

 

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!

 

 

 

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!

 

#BikeToWorkDay with Divvy

Today it’s #BikeToWorkDay and thousands of people across the country are participating by taking a break from driving their cars or hopping on public transportation.

Last September, Chicago was voted America’s most bike friendly city by Bicycling Magazine, so it’s easy for tourists and Chicago natives alike to take advantage of our city by participating in #BikeToWorkDay.

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Divvy, the bike sharing company, is also very prevalent around the city, with more than 580 stations in Chicago, Oak Park and Evanston.

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

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Happy biking!

Chicago’s Outdoor Farmers’ Markets are Back

While Chicago has some of the most unique attractions to offer to tourists and locals alike, one of our favorite events that happen every Spring and Summer are the local Farmers’ Markets, which have returned to Chicago neighborhoods. To see a complete guide of Farmers’ Markets, click here.

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Not too far from us – a Divvy bike ride away – is the Green City Market, located in Lincoln Park, will be active every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 7 to 10 AM with hopes to “improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality foods, connect local producers and farmers to chefs, restaurateurs, food organizations and the public and to support small family farms and promote a healthier society through education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably raised produce and products.”

While many Chicago Farmers’ Markets don’t start until June, it’s easy to take advantage of these events that are happening now.

Happy shopping!

Sustainable Art at Hotel Felix

We’re proud to be the home of three sustainable art sculptures outside our hotel that greet guests and Chicagoans alike as they walk by.

Loren, the ever-popular 7-foot, interactive “Doorman” and Madeline, Loren’s 8-foot love and “Green Queen.”

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We started with Loren in 2010 as our first larger-than-life art sculpture.  Then, in 2011 on Earth Day, we added Madeline, who joined Loren and they have been a popular couple ever since.

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In 2012, we added Scrappy, the four-legged eco-friendly pup as well.

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All three sustainable sculptures were created by a talented artist – Allen Christian of House of Balls.

To book a room to say with us, visit our website.

Happy Earth Month!

Earth Day, Earth Stay Weekend

Hotel Felix is happy to celebrate Earth Day this year with a very special, limited time offer coming your way! Starting at 12 p.m. on April 6, the discounted Earth Day room rate of just $20.17 per night (exclusive of the Chicago hotel tax), is available to those who reserve a room for a 2-night stay during Earth Day weekend, which falls on April 22 and 23, 2017.

To find more information and to book your stay, visit www.hotelfelixchicago.com and use the promo code EARTH. The offer is only available to the first 5 reservations, so be sure to act quickly on April 6!