• Good Luck, Chicago Cubs!

    Posted on October 7th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    We’re ready for the big game tonight! Loran the Doorman and Madeline will be watching in their Chicago Cubs gear. Let us know where you’ll be tuning in! #LetsGo #FlyTheW

  • Getting in the Holiday Spirit – #TisFelix Contest

    Posted on October 1st, 2015 gjordan No comments

    The holiday cheer! The spirit! The excitement! We want to give our #TisFelix entrants a special thank you for entering our holiday contest. We received some excellent photos from our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers that represented their favorite moments from the holiday season.

    We’re thrilled to share some randomly selected entries:







    We’re reviewing the entries and we’ll announce the winner by Oct. 9 (per the rules).

    Thank you again to everyone who participated. Happy (early!) holidays!

  • #TisFelix Contest Ends Tomorrow

    Posted on September 29th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Last call for entries! Our #TisFelix contest ends tomorrow (Sept. 30) at 5 p.m. CST! Be sure to share your winter-themed or holiday photos on our Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter and use #TisFelix and tag us (@HotelFelix).

    We have loved seeing all the creative photos so far – and had chills when we saw photos of Chicago’s blizzard. From gorgeous photos of the holiday lights at the Magnificent Mile to snow dusting the Bean, we’ve been impressed with all the photos we’ve seen so far. Keep ‘em coming!

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    And, most important – check out our contest rules here.

    Good luck and have fun!

  • Find Time to Relax

    Posted on September 22nd, 2015 gjordan No comments

    indulge with every attention and comfort

    When life takes you on a rollercoaster ride, take time to smell the roses. Treat and spoil yourself. You only live once – make the most out of it!

    If you’re looking to relax and rejuvenate, we have the perfect Spa Package for you. Make the most of your time at our hotel with our Spa Boutique Package:

    The package includes:

    - Accommodations in one of our comfortable and contemporary guest rooms
    - $135 credit towards any massage service at the Spa Boutique Felix, located inside the hotel
    - Two (2) drink coupons valid at Troquet Lobby Bar

    Click here to book now!

  • #TisFelix Contest

    Posted on September 18th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    We’re loving the contest entries that have already come in for our #TisFelix contest and can’t wait to see more entries.

    To be in the running for a chance to win a stay with us, you can submit your favorite winter themed or holiday photos through Hotel Felix’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram social channels using the hashtag #TisFelix. One lucky winner will receive a two-night complimentary stay at our eco-friendly, luxury hotel in the heart of Chicago’s chic River North neighborhood, which is just steps away from the world-famous Magnificent Mile. Yes – that’s a great prize – two free nights with us!*

    'Tis The Season!  Use #TisFelix from Sept. 1-30 to enter our contest. See rules for details.

    Are you just hearing about this contest now? Don’t fret, you have until September 30 to submit your best work! Bonus will be given to those who incorporate famous Chicago winter events such as the Festival of Lights on Michigan Avenue. Remember to be creative and have fun with it.

    Click here for the official contest rules, and may the best holiday photo win!

    • Contest begins at 9 am CST, Sept. 1, 2015 and ends at 5 pm CST, Sept. 30, 2015.
    • Winner will be finalized and announced by Oct. 9, 2015.

    *Based on availability and some blackout dates apply.

  • Enter to Win a Free 2-Night Stay at Hotel Felix

    Posted on September 9th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    With only 107 sleeps until Christmas, Hotel Felix is excited to deck the halls early this year! In anticipation of the biggest holiday of the year, we are holding a photo contest to get in the holiday spirit.

    Throughout the month of September, contest participants can submit their favorite winter–themed or holiday photos tagged with the hashtag #TisFelix on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a free two-night stay at Hotel Felix.

    If you really want to get into the spirit, post your favorite photos from Chicago’s best winter attractions, such as Cloud Gate (The Bean) or the Festival of Lights on Michigan Avenue.

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    It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit! We can’t wait to see all of your creative entries.

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    Click here for Official Rules.

    Good luck!

  • The Future of Transportation

    Posted on August 11th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    The future of transportation is a hot topic, and it might not be in your hands. If you have followed us over the years, you may recall our past partnerships with Tesla. Back in 2009, Tesla celebrated Earth Month with us.

     Flashback photo!  George Jordan, our Area General Manager and SVP of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, pauses in front of our hotel during Earth Month in 2009.

    Flashback photo! George Jordan, our Area General Manager and SVP of Oxford Hotels & Resorts, pauses in front of our hotel during Earth Month in 2009.

    So, naturally, we’re always a fan of Tesla and happy to see their continued commitment to the environment. Both Hotel Felix and Tesla share a mission of offering environmentally-friendly lifestyle options without sacrificing style and class. Transportation is just as important when considering eco-friendly lifestyle options.

    The concept of self-driving cars has been a topic of conversation for the past few years and is becoming more and more of a possibility to eliminate human driven cars. According to this article on Tree Hugger, Elon Musk, creator of Tesla, has stated his beliefs that “entirely automated self-driving cars will be ready in about 5 years and that they’ll eventually be orders of magnitude safer than human-driven cars.”

    That’s an exciting development.

    Will Tesla decide to create their own Uber-esque car service, or will Musk be willing to create self-driven cars for Uber? Only time will tell!

  • Treat Yourself at Hotel Felix

    Posted on July 24th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Vacation is all about relaxing and taking time for yourself. You deserve to treat yourself. Here at Hotel Felix, we have designed special packages that can make your stay all about you from the moment you arrive for your stay until it’s time to check out.

    The special package is Michigan Avenue Madness: Cater to the shopping addict inside you with a shopping spree on Michigan Avenue!

    This package includes:
    - Accommodations in one of our contemporary and luxurious guest rooms
    - $50 gift card to “The 900 Shops”
    - A gift bag filled with goodies, including discount vouchers from participating stores and restaurants at “The 900 Shops”
    - A signature gift with $100 purchase during your shopping adventure at “The 900 Shops”
    - An exclusive 900 Card

    Click here to book now.

    Another option is the Spa Boutique Felix: Relax in complete comfort and style.

    This package includes:
    - Accommodations in one of our contemporary and luxurious guest rooms
    - $135 credit towards any service offered at the Spa Boutique Felix (advance reservations required)
    - Two (2) complimentary drink tickets valid at Troquet Lobby Bar
    - Complimentary early check in, based on availability

    Click here to book now.

    Relax and enjoy your stay at Hotel Felix.

    Relax and enjoy your stay at Hotel Felix.

  • Farmer’s Markets in Chicago

    Posted on June 15th, 2015 gjordan No comments

    Farmer’s markets are quite popular in Chicago – and a “must see” when visiting our city. It’s a great way to get a snack or some fresh produce from a local farm and learn about what produce is in season. The city’s largest Farmer’s Market – Green City Market – is just a short DIVVY Bike from our hotel.

    The market is open to the public on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and more than 50 vendors have their best produce, food, flower and more available for purchase. Plus, there’s a number of “prepared” foods to try for a breakfast or a snack, including crepes, tamales, grilled cheese sandwiches and more.

    Chicago Magazine recently shared the best of the best at Green City Market. Learn more in their article here.

    DIVVY bikes near Hotel Felix Chicago

    DIVVY bikes near Hotel Felix Chicago

  • Eco-Friendly Ways to Enjoy Summer

    Posted on May 28th, 2015 gjordan No comments
    Photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons

    Photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons

    Summer is here, and Chicago is ready! But how can you enjoy the season in an eco-friendly way?

    - Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden and check out their Butterflies exhibit running through Sept. 7. Visitors can immerse themselves in an exhibit of live butterflies. Click here to learn more – tickets must be purchased in advance.

    - Plan a trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory. The Fern Room and the Desert House are open again after a celebration on Earth Day. Click here to visit the website and learn about ongoing events.

    - Use this online guide by Backpacker Magazine to find an exciting hike in the Chicagoland area. You’ll be surprised that you can find natural wonders like glacier-carved moraines and waterfalls so close to a major metropolis.

    - Rent a Divvy bike and enjoy the city! With so many lakeside paths and Divvy docks set up all over the city, this is a great, eco-friendly way to explore during your holiday. Remember, your bike has to be “checked in” at a dock every 30 minutes to avoid fees, but your Divvy code is valid for 24 hours.

    DIVVY bikes near Hotel Felix Chicago

    DIVVY bikes near Hotel Felix Chicago

    - Dine at an eco-friendly restaurant. In this Choose Chicago article, five establishments are identified as the perfect places for eating green.

    Remember to take a look at our eco-friendly amenities, making Hotel Felix the first green eco-friendly hotel in Chicago with Silver LEED certification.

    Happy Summer!