Celebrate January With These Fun Events

Happy New Year, Chicago!

We’re excited for another great year. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite events taking place in Chicago this month – be sure to get out and explore!

Ice Skating in Millennium Park: A classic Chicago activity! The rink will be open until March 4. Admission is free: you just have to pay to rent ice skates. Have fun!

Donut Fest: The trip to Wicker Park is DEFINITELY worth it for this festival! Try samples from a ton of Chicago donut and coffee shops on January 28. Grab your tickets today before they’re gone.

Chicago Restaurant Week: One of our favorite events returns from January 26 through February 8. Choose from a variety of Chicago restaurants, that are offering prix fix lunches, brunches and dinner. To see the list of restaurants participating, click here.

See a full list of events via Time Out Chicago. Happy 2018!

Take Advantage of Our Winter Wonderland Specials

How are you spending the holiday season and the beginning of 2018? We hope it’s with us! Chicago has a ton of special events to check out during the winter, not to mention the wide variety of restaurants, shopping and nightlife options.

Have the time of your life this winter with us! We’re thrilled to be sharing our Winter Wonderland special! Stay with us between December 1, 2017 and March 10, 2018 and get rates as low as $79* per night. But there’s more – you will also get 25% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at Troquet River North – the French bistro located right off of our lobby. Click here to book your stay.


Enjoy winter and Chicago with us!

Happy December!

*Based on availability at the time of request. Certain restrictions and blackout dates apply.  Requires cancellation 24 hours prior arrival to avoid one night’s room and tax fees. To learn more, contact Ghislain Claudon, Area Director of Revenue, at ghislain.claudon@hotelfelixchicago.com or Darius Cristwell, Front Office Manager, at darius.cristwell@hotelfelixchicago.com.

Wordless Wednesday at Troquet River North

Troquet River North is a french bistro located adjacent to our hotel lobby and we love recommending it to our guests! Troquet has delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktail offerings, great #HappyHour deals and more. Here are a few photos of their delicious menu: we’re sure that your mouth will water by just looking at them!

All photos credited to troquetrivernorth.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy dining!

Free Things To Do in Chicago This November

We love Chicago because it’s home to such a diverse group of things to see, eat, drink and do. What’s even better? When these things are free!

Thanks to this article at TimeOut Chicago, we can share some of our favorite things to do for free this month.

 Chicago Architecture Biennial – Chicago hosts the architecture biennial every two years, where architecture and design are the focal point for exhibitions, art installations, and events that highlight Chicago. These events continue until Saturday, January 7, 2018.

Christkindlmarket – More than 50 food and beverage vendors attend and offer German and European treats at one of Chicago’s most classic holiday events. There are also handcrafted ornaments and nutcrackers available to purchase. The event opens on Friday, November 17 and will run through Sunday, December 24.

Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – The event returns on Thursday, November 2017 and will be taking over State Street from 8am through 11am, featuring floats, marching bands and more.

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights: Lincoln Park Zoo’s annual tradition returns on Friday, November 24 and runs every weekend through January 7, 2018. The zoo will feature lights on display and holiday inspired activities throughout the grounds.

What event are you most excited for? Happy November!

#ThrowbackThursday to Our Team’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

Halloween weekend is approaching and we’re excited to be celebrating! In honor of #NationalPumpkinDay, we’re sharing some photos from last Halloween. Our team decided to have a pumpkin carving contest and you can see that many of them went all out. We love a little bit of healthy competition!

Which one is your favorite carving? Let us know in a comment below! Happy Halloween!

 

Christkindlmarket Returns to Chicago in One Month

Whether you want to admit it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner! Here at Hotel Felix, we can’t be more excited for the holidays! What better way to celebrate than with a trip to Chicago’s Christkindlmarket?

The market, a Chicago staple, opens a month from today, on Friday, November 17.

Never been before? Make it a mission to go this year! More than 50 food and beverage vendors attend and offer German and European treats. There are also handcrafted ornaments and nutcrackers available to purchase. Click here to read more about the event from Time Out Chicago.

Mmmm German candy 🇩🇪🍬🍫

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Happy holidays!

Ways to Spend Your Time During Fall in Chicago

Fall brings cooler weather, which means you can enjoy a day outside without the sweltering heat of summer. We’ve compiled a list of all the fun things to do in Chicago to get you out of the house and into those giant piles of leaves that were made for jumping into. Plus, getting outside and enjoying fall is the best way to spend your weekend Happy, Naturally.

For the outdoorsy-type:

The best pumpkin patches near Chicago

For a date with you and your beau:

The best apple picking near Chicago

For a fun workout:

Rent a bike and plan your route here

For a day spent like a tourist:

Enjoy the architecture tours on the river

For a true October experience:

Visit Oktoberfest for brews, brats and bands

For a music-filled weekend:

Honor the best of Chicago blues

For a spontaneous lunch or dinner:

Because nothing says “fall” like food trucks

For your favorite place to stay:

LEED certified and right downtown? Yes, please!

Happy fall!

Things to Do in Chicago This Fall

While the official start of fall isn’t until Friday, Sept. 22, we’re definitely in the fall mindset! We are seeing the leaves start to change, the temperature is slowly dropping and we’re making the change from iced to hot coffee.

A lot of people say that Chicago is the best in the summertime, but we think that it’s just as fabulous during the fall! Time Out Chicago has compiled a great list of things to do in Chicago this fall and we’re excited to share our favorites. To read the post in its entirety, click here.

Photo Credit to Huffington Post.
  1. The Chicago Humanities Festival – This year’s fall fest includes a huge variety of talented thinkers, innovators, and creators who will be leading discusses around the theme of “belief.” Some highlights are writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jill Soloway, Al Gore and more. Click here to visit The CHF website.

    Photo Credit to Time Out Chicago.
  2. Football Season – Who doesn’t love a good football match at Soldier Field? We love supporting Chicago sports teams, and The Bears is no exception. Plus, Soldier Field recently added a whopping 17 new food items on their menu, including crab salad, buffalo mac and cheese, steak tacos, and more. To see all of the new menu additions, click here.

    Photo Credit to Time Out Chicago.
  3. Halloween – Here at Hotel Felix, we never think you’re too old to celebrate Halloween! There are plenty activities for kids, a ton of movie screenings, haunted houses, and plenty of local activities to visit throughout the Chicagoland area, like Six Flags Fright Fest, and a TON of corn mazes. See what else Time Out Chicago recommends doing to celebrate Halloween.

Are you ready to book your trip to Chicago this fall? Click here to stay with us!

Happy fall!

 

 

Tablet Hotels Recommends A Stay With Us

Do you love traveling but hate dealing with the stress that comes with picking a hotel to stay at and also booking it at an affordable price? Look no further: Tablet Hotels will help you out!

Tablet Hotels has been offering “effortless online booking at the lowest available prices, and live, dependable customer service” since 2000, “in search of a cure for boring travel and an antidote to the internet’s most common affliction: an overdose of options.”

Visit their website to get more information.

We’re thrilled to be featured on Tablet Hotels’ website, showcasing our Silver LEED Certification and our “occasional nod to Chicago’s long history of modernist architecture and design.”

 

Below are a few photos from the article: click here to see what else Tablet Hotels had to say about our hotel!