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!

Be Green & Tweet Green

Be Green & Tweet Green this Earth Month! Starting April 1, Hotel Felix will host a Twitter giveaway during Earth Month to encourage travelers to tweet their green tips. From ride-sharing to recycling, anyone who is passionate about the environment can tweet how they are being “green.” You could win a 2-night stay at Hotel Felix and a $100 gift card to Troquet River North!

The person who tweets the most tips to @HotelFelix with #GreenFelix during April 2017 will win. Management will determine if there is a tie. The giveaway starts at 8 a.m. CT, April 1 and runs until April 30 at 5 p.m. CT. The winner will be announced by May 5, 2017.

Good luck! Is there special celebration coming up that this prize would be perfect for? Let us know, and visit Hotel Felix on Twitter for great travel tips and special offers.

Earth Month Facebook Giveaway – Launching April 1

We are excited to be launching a special Earth Month giveaway on Facebook next month! Beginning April 1 and running through April 15, travelers can enter Hotel Felix’ Facebook giveaway for a chance to win a 2-night stay at Hotel Felix and a $100 gift card to Troquet River North, the delectable French bistro adjacent to Hotel Felix’ lobby.

To enter, answer the question pinned to Hotel Felix’ Facebook page any time from April 1-15, 2017 for a chance to win. Management will select a winner by Earth Day.

Who would you invite to share this prize package with you? Let us know, and be sure to enter beginning April 1.