• Take A Virtual Tour

    Posted on August 17th, 2016 gjordan No comments

    Have you ever wanted to take a tour of our hotel? No matter where you are in the world, you can visit us with our virtual tour video tour and photos.

    We’re located in Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood and we’re Chicago’s first eco-friendly and Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ (LEED) certified hotel.

    When entering our hotel, guests are greeted by a ceiling-high mosaic of logs, a water pond, and delicate orbs floating over a gentle fireplace. These elements not only create a calming atmosphere throughout the lobby, but also symbolize an “earth, wind, fire, and water” theme that embodies our commitment to the environment.

    Our inviting guest rooms incorporate a contemporary flare with luxury amenities, including: plush bedding, complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, 32-inch flat panel HDTV, comfortable and functional work desk, iHome, in-room safe, upgraded L’Occitane bathroom amenities, and bathrobes.

    Book now and take advantage of our special offers. Safe travels, and we hope to see you soon.

    Safe travels!

  • Slide through the City

    Posted on July 26th, 2016 gjordan No comments

    What better way is there to cool down from the Chicago city heat than to cool off on a giant water slide?

    This weekend, Slide the City is bringing their massive water slide to Montrose Beach right here in Chicago. On July 30, participants who are 5 years of age and up can visit Cricket Hill to ride this gigantic water slide.


    Photo Credit via Slide the City’s Website.

    The slide will be open from 10am to 6pm and there will be food trucks there as well as plenty of music to keep the party going.

    We love this event because those at “Slide the City” are environmentally-conscious thinkers, like us, and even have more information on water sustainability on their website. The slide is built for the water to be recirculated throughout the day.

    To purchase tickets, click here. Move quickly, because the event is almost sold out!

    In the meantime, check out all the fun in the following video:

  • How to Explore Lake Michigan This Summer

    Posted on July 20th, 2016 gjordan No comments

    The gorgeous (albeit hot) weather in Chicago continues! What many might not know is that Chicago is called the “third coast.” And for good reason – we have the wonderful Lake Michigan that’s accessible for all and just steps away from our hotel. With beautiful weather all summer long, there are a number of great activities to do during the warmest months of the year on the lakefront.

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    The Chicago Air and Water Show returns this summer on August 20 and 21. Watch from the beach or from a boat and you’re guaranteed to get some great views of the military and civilian pilots. Or, simply walk around downtown Chicago during the Air & Water Show days and you’re bound to see some exciting jets zooming overhead.

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    The 18-mile Lakefront Trail is a great way to see the city, get some fresh air, and exercise all at the same time. The trail starts in Edgewater and ends in Jackson Park on 71st Street. There are a number of parks, beaches and museums along the way that you can visit. Be sure to check out their individual websites to learn their hours and costs.

    We encourage travelers and Chicagoans alike to take advantage of the beautiful weather in Chicago during the summer, because it won’t last forever.

    If you visit Chicago this summer, let us know what attractions and restaurants you visit – we’d love to hear from you!

    #HappyNaturally

  • A Visit from Guys Gab

    Posted on July 11th, 2016 gjordan No comments

    Sujeet Patel is a writer for the popular blog Guys Gab, and we were lucky enough to have him visit us last month after spending a few days in the city for Chicago.

    Sujeet had some great things to say about our hotel from the moment he walked into the front doors:

    “When entering the Hotel Felix lobby, you’re greeted by a ceiling-high mosaic of logs, water pond, and delicate orbs floating over a fireplace. These elements not only create a calming atmosphere throughout the hotel, but they also symbolize an “earth, wind, fire, and water” theme that embodies their commitment to being green,” he writes.

    He also commented on our location to a number of great restaurants, shopping and nightlife:

    “There are lots of great restaurants to choose from, the Magnificent Mile and other attractions are just a few blocks away, and the night life is pretty sweet, with plenty of clubs, bars and lounges to choose from!”

    To read more about his stay at our hotel, click here.

    Check out some photos that he took during his stay:

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    We hope Sujeet’s kind words have convinced you to plan a visit to our hotel soon!

  • Chicago Hotel Deals This Summer

    Posted on June 23rd, 2016 gjordan No comments

    Planning a trip to the Windy City this summer? Take advantage of these special offers and save at our hotel, which is conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood. We are just steps away from excellent dining and restaurant options, Michigan Avenue’s shopping, and more.

    FELIX SPECIAL
    With our “Hotel Felix Special Rates,” save up to 15 percent on select dates. BOOK NOW

    PARK & STAY PACKAGE
    Take out the hassle of looking for parking and check out our Park and Stay package. Valet parking is included in this rate plan only. Simply leave the hassle of parking to us, including full in and out privileges during your stay. Cancellations require 24 hours in advance to avoid a one night room & tax penalty. BOOK NOW

    DAY DELEGATE MEETING PACKAGE
    Destress on business planning! We take the stress out of planning your next meeting with our custom-designed package that was created with you in mind. Our well-appointed boardrooms are suitable for intimate meetings and cater to everything you need for a successful event, meeting or group planning session from start to finish.

    Meeting prices starting from $79 per person, and your package may include a few or all of the following items such as Complimentary Meeting Room Rental, Morning Coffee Break, Afternoon Coffee Break, Continental Breakfast, Lunch or Advanced Audio Visual Equipment.

    For more information or to book a meeting or event, please contact Vikki McNuckle by phone 312-447-2960 or by e-mail vikki.mcnuckle@hotelfelixchicago.com.

    MICHIGAN AVENUE MADNESS PACKAGE
    It’s all about shopping, especially in a city known for its famed Michigan Avenue shopping. Indulge yourself and experience the pleasure of shopping at “The 900 Shops,” featuring seven levels of premier shops and restaurants, conveniently located on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Reserve this package and receive 900 Shops gift bag, which includes a gift card, personalized with an exclusive 900 card and more.

    Package requires 72 hours advance booking, and cancellations must be done 72 hours prior to arrival date to avoid one night room & tax penalty. BOOK NOW

  • Chicago Farmers Markets

    Posted on June 20th, 2016 gjordan No comments

    Chicago farmers markets are a great way to explore the city and discover new tastes during your visit to the Windy City. These markets offer fresh fruits and veggies, smoothies, cheeses, breads and much more. Take a look at a few of our favorites, and go green this summer:

    GREEN CITY MARKET
    Lincoln Park Location: Green City Market Lincoln Park outdoor season operates from May 7 through October 29, 2016, every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am to 1pm. Green City Market’s Lincoln Park outdoor market is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1817 N. Clark). Click here for a map of vendors for the outdoor market season. Visit the website for parking, biking and public transportation options.

    Fulton Market Location: June 4 through October 29, 2016, every Saturday from 8am to 1pm. Green City Market West Loop Park is located at 211 S. Peoria St. (S. Peoria & W. Adams, across from Mary Bartelme Park). Visit the website for parking and public transportation options.

    There is also an indoor farmers market available from November to April. Find more information here.

    LOGAN SQUARE FARMERS MARKET
    The Logan Square Farmers Market runs outdoors every Sunday from May 15, 2016, through October 30, 2016, rain or shine. The Outdoor Market sprawls along Logan Blvd. between Milwaukee and Whipple, running from 10am – 3pm. Visit the website for parking and public transportation options.

    There is also an indoor farmers market available from November to the last Sunday in March. Find more information here.

    CHICAGO FRENCH MARKET

    The Chicago French Market has over 30 local food and artisan purveyors under one roof. Located in the West Loop of Chicago, enjoy fresh selections for cooking at your place, dining at ours or on-the-go. 131 North Clinton (Between Washington and Randolph), Open Monday – Friday 7am – 7:30pm; Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm; Sunday closed. Find more information here.

  • National Bike Month

    Posted on May 5th, 2016 gjordan No comments

    What’s better than celebrating National Bike Month this May than making it a priority to utilize DIVVY Bikes in Chicago?

    May brings warmer weather to Chicago, which means taking a bike to grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee is easy and comfortable to do. Biking is also a fun way to explore the city when visiting.

    DIVVY has more than 4,7-0 bikes and 475 stations throughout the city of Chicago. Their bikes can be rented and returned to any station across the city and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Plus, convenient for our guests – there is a DIVVY station approximately 0.2 miles away from our hotel at Wells & Erie Street.

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    What are you waiting for? For more information, visit DIVVY’s website.

  • Happy Earth Day!

    Posted on April 22nd, 2016 gjordan 1 comment

    Happy Earth Day! As our readers know, here at Hotel Felix, we pride ourselves in being Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel. We continue to reduce our carbon footprint and look for new ways to integrate sustainable practices into our hotel every day.

    This Earth Day, we’re supporting Earth Day Network and their mission to plant more trees. Join us today and for every tweet that mentions #Trees4Earth, we’ll make a $1 donation to their cause to plant more trees (up to 300 trees total).

    We’ll be sharing tweets on our Twitter handle at @HotelFelix and you can follow them at @EarthDayNetwork.

    And, of course if you haven’t already, join in our #GreenFelix contest as it continues through the end of the month. Remember to tell us how you are environmentally friendly by using the hashtag #GreenFelix for a chance to win a stay at our hotel! You can see more details in the past blog post here.

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    Photo Credit: Earth Day Network

  • Chicago Smart Lighting Project

    Posted on April 19th, 2016 gjordan No comments

    Chicago is famous for having an orange glow on the streets, visible from airplanes and skyscrapers alike. However, this famous glow isn’t the best for the environment, and the city of Chicago is planning on making some major changes.

    Just yesterday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office announced the official launch of the Chicago Smart Lighting Project. The project will swap out nearly 85 percent of the city’s “high-pressure sodium lamps” for LED lights and will be completed by 2020.

    These changes will be great for the city and our pollution: a study in 2011 conducted by the University of Colorado told us that Chicago has the most light pollution of any city in the world.

    To read more information, check out Time Out Chicago’s article.

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    What a great change to be announced during #EarthMonth! We’re excited to see these changes improve the environmental quality in Chicago.

  • #GreenFelix Contest Update

    Posted on April 15th, 2016 gjordan No comments

    Since we started our #GreenFelix contest at the beginning of the month, we’ve already seen a ton of great contest entries about how easy it is to incorporate greener habits into our daily routines.

    Our #GreenFelix contest will run through the end of April – so there’s still plenty of time to enter! The person who tweets their green activities to @hotelfelix with hashtag #GreenFelix the most wins a complimentary two-night stay at our hotel. In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by our management with special consideration given to those who have photos included with the tweets and additional RTs from other followers.

    The contest begins Monday, April 1 at 10 a.m. CST and ends April 30 at 5 pm CST. To read the official rules, click here.

    Happy Tweeting and good luck!

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