• Thank you Travel+Leisure

    Posted on November 20th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    We are proud to announce that Hotel Felix was named one of Travel+Leisure’s best budget hotel’s in Chicago by Style Expert Amy Tara Koch. Each hotel was evaluated on the ability to deliver maximum comfort to guests at the lowest cost. With rooms beginning at $89 a night, we have always prided ourselves on delivering a luxurious experience to our guests at affordable rates. Some of our amenities include, but are not limited to:

    ~Complimentary L’Occitane products
    ~Bedding and linens woven from the finest cotton, Plush robes, Flat screen TV’s in each room
    ~Complimentary high speed internet
    ~State of the art workout facility
    ~Whisper-quiet downtown accommodations
    ~Valet parking

    We are also proud to offer the salon and spa services of the Asha Spa at Hotel Felix. As well as the delicious French Bar and Bistro Troquet River North adjacent to our lobby for delicious and convenient dining. Rooms begin at $89 a night, please visit www.hotelfelixchicago.com for further details or call our concierge at 312-447-3440. We hope to see you soon!

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  • The Holiday Window Tour 2014

    Posted on November 18th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Admiring Chicago’s holiday window displays is a tradition never missed by both Chicago natives and visitors alike. This year, Hotel Felix is proud to join the ranks of Chicago’s legendary holiday window displays through a special partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago and Oak Street Design. The “Holiday Window Tour 2014″ combines the extravagance of holiday windows with inspiration from one of the Art Institute’s most iconic works. Each window will be on display at a prominent Chicago location, including our very own Hotel Felix.

    “Inspired by At Mouquin’s," by William Glackens

    “Inspired by At Mouquin’s,” by William Glackens

    Hotel Felix invites the city of Chicago and our guests to come out and celebrate the season with us by embracing our one of a kind window display. Stave off the cold after you’ve finished admiring outside by enjoying dinner at the French Bistro and Bar adjacent to our lobby Troquet River North. Or unwind by the fireplace in our Lobby Lounge with our “Cranberry Mule” cocktail created exclusively for Hotel Felix by Double Cross Vodka.

    The Holiday Window Tour 2014 will launch on November 21 and continue through January 2. Hotel Felix is located at 111 West Huron Street. Please follow Hotel Felix on twitter @HotelFelix for current updates on the Hotel Felix’s participation in the Holiday Window Tour 2014.

  • Food for Thought

    Posted on November 4th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Need a new hotspot for date night or weekend brunch? Look no further than Troquet River North. Adjacent to our lobby, Troquet River North is the place to be with their fabulous weekly specials. Each dish served at Troquet is inspired by a region in France. Plus, with a fully stocked wine bar, it’s impossible to go wrong any day of the week.

    However, to make your decision a bit easier, we’ve outlined some exciting food and dining options for Troquet River North below:

    1. Saturday and Sunday: Troquet offers brunch with a great deal-$25 for 1 1/2 hours of bottomless mimosas and one brunch entree. Choices include L’American (two eggs, choice of meat, and potatoes) or Le Parisien (croissant with Nutella and fresh fruit).

    2. Wednesday: A $12 Classic Croque Monsieur and a Kronenbourg 1664. At 6p.m., Troquet welcomes Chicago composer/pianist/singer Bob Solone. Mr. Solone has been performing in Chicago and around the world for more than 30 years, making his performance not one to be missed.

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    A favorite spot for our team members and guest alike, Troquet River North is an experience not to be missed. We hope to see you soon.

  • Congratulations To Our Outstanding Employees!

    Posted on October 31st, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Each year, the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA) hosts their Stars of the Industry Awards. The purpose of this annual event is to provide an opportunity for hotels across Illinois to honor employees that consistently go the extra mile to provide outstanding service. IHLA’s Stars of the Industry is also the only state-wide employee recognition program for the hospitality industry.

    This year, four of our outstanding employees are nominated: Nayeli Chavez, Ariful Azam, Nawar Habib, and Troy Murray. On October 29, their nominations were celebrated at the Chicagoland Awards Luncheon. Nayeli, Arfiful, Nawar, and Troy’s hard work and dedication to Hotel Felix are apparent to all those who have the pleasure of working with them. Their commitment to going the extra mile for our guests never waivers. They are a constant inspiration to all here at Hotel Felix, which is why on behalf of the entire staff we would like to extend a heartfelt: Congratulations!

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    Stars of the Industry

    Stars of the Industry

    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!

  • Did you know? Hotel Felix is a TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Hotel

    Posted on October 28th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Happy #TravelTuesday! We’re thrilled to announce that Hotel Felix was named a TripAdvisor GreenLeaders hotel. As Chicago’s first silver LEED certified hotel when we opened in 2010, we are honored to continue our strong tradition of eco-friendly practices with yet another green certification.

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    The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders hotel program was created to help guests who book their hotels with Earth friendly practices in mind. From budget to luxury hotels, TripAdvisor award their GreenLeaders certification to hotels across America. These hotels have shown commitment to green practices such as recycling, local and organic food, and electric car charging stations. Hotels that are awarded the GreenLeaders status are ranked in order from bronze, silver, gold and platinum. The higher the ranking the more efficient a hotel’s green practices.

    We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a gold ranking for our GreenLeader status. Green practices at Hotel Felix include: Energy Star guest room appliances, linen/towel reuse program, energy saving guest room controls, recycling bins in guest rooms, with a guest feedback program on our green practices at the end of each stay. You can see a full listing of all our GreenLeader practices at TripAdvisor.com by clicking on the green leaf next to Hotel Felix’s name.

    Whether you’re an eco-friendly traveler or not, we invite you to stay with us next time you’re in Chicago. We hope to see you soon!

  • Felix Means Happy

    Posted on September 26th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    The word “FELIX” is defined as HAPPY – which is exactly how we hope you will feel during your stay. Following are some of the offerings you can expect while you’re here at Hotel Felix:

    Rest and Relax at Hotel Felix Chicago

    Rest and Relax at Hotel Felix Chicago

    Naturally Unexpected – From the delightful dancing waters to the soothing energy and ambiance, you’ll be immediately embraced by its charm.

    - Take Comfort – In our comfortable and whisper quiet rooms, featuring luxurious linens and beddings, flat screen HDTVs, rainforest showerheads and upgraded L’Occitane bathroom amenities.

    - Eat. Drink. Be Happy – Have a delightful meal at TROQUET, our French Bistro and Bar. Relax by the fireplace in our Lobby Lounge and indulge in creative concoctions that cater even to the most discriminating connoisseur.

    Stress Less – The ASHA SPA features Aveda products, made with pure elemental oils. The art and science of vibrant flower and plant essences connect beauty, environment and well-being.

    Experience life’s little pleasures while you travel. To learn more about our hotel, please visit our website.

  • We’re Hiring!

    Posted on September 22nd, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Join our team – we’re hiring and expanding our welcoming and hardworking team. We continue to accept resumes or applications, and we are hiring for the positions listed below. We prefer applicants who have a minimum of two years of hospitality experience. We are looking to fill the following positions:

    -Full Time Sales Manager
    -Room Attendant
    -Part Time Bellman
    -Part Time Front Desk Agent

    Our hotel is Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel and we pride ourselves on our sustainable, green efforts. Apply to be on the team with “Scrappy,” our favorite dog in the sustainable family, who greets every guest with an ear to ear smile.

    In order to apply, please email resumes to employment@hotelfelixchicago.com, or walk-in to complete an application. We are located at 111 W. Huron Street in Chicago. No phone calls. We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We’re also pleased that more details on the Front Desk Agent were shared at this site.

    To learn more about Hotel Felix, please visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Hotel Felix is Happy. Naturally.

    Hotel Felix is Happy. Naturally.

  • What is Green Travel?

    Posted on August 11th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Green Travel can be a broad term that generalizes many different things about traveling. When “green this” and “eco-friendly that” become a part of normal mission statements, and selling points- what really counts as green travel?

  • The ResponsibleTravelReport.com states that Green Travel is, “an overarching term used to describe responsible travel practices that focus on economic, socio-cultural, and environmental sustainability.” Meaning Green Travel goes beyond just reusing your towels. Green Travel is an opportunity for travelers to travel and visit different places without disrupting or compromising the integrity of the environment you travel to.

  • ResponsibleTravelReport.com goes on to give six best practices to exercise to travel green.

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    These are:

    1. Modes of transportation.
    2. When you are traveling to a large city like Chicago, taking public transportation is easy. Although in other situations it may not be, but a large part of Green Travel is using a mode of transportation that leaves a smaller Carbon Footprint.

    3. Offsets and environmental policy.
    4. This means if your mode of transportation will leave a larger carbon footprint, offset the impact that has on the environment by staying at a hotel like ours where eco-friendly practices are the norm, and will help offset the impact to the environment.

    5. Dollars spent locally.
    6. This may seem difficult in the middle of the city, but there are more local options than you might think. We’re often recommending that our guests check out the neighboring farmer’s markets, local shops and more. Plus, just making a reservation at Hotel Feilx is a great step since we’re a boutique hotel as well.

    7. Environmental conservation.
    8. At Hotel Felix we strive to bring you the best stay without a large carbon foot print that goes with it.

    9. Respect for local culture.
    10. There are many diverse neighborhoods in Chicago, and we are involved in our community – the River North area of Chicago.

    11. Natural resource use.
    12. Hotel Felix strives to bring guest local resources and amenities, including the use of free trade coffees and chocolates.

  • So the next time you hear about green travel or eco-tourism, these insights from ResponsibleTravelReport.com and how Hotel Felix respects green travel best practices.

  • For more information on green travel, click here.

  • To see the whole article by ResponsibleTravelReport.com, click here.

  • To learn more about Hotel Felix’s ongoing green efforts, click here.

  • Happy Messages For Our Guests

    Posted on August 1st, 2014 gjordan 2 comments

    At Hotel Felix, we’re always trying to share happy thoughts – that’s why our tagline is Happy. Naturally. It just elicits everything we are and everything we believe in. A happy place that is naturally good to the environment.

    When guests arrive at our hotel, they can receive a “happy message” that simply spreads good news or happy thoughts after their travels. We hand them out at the front desk and you might even find some in your room. We also have the happy thoughts shared as bouncing smiling faces on our website’s homepage here: www.hotelfelixchicago.com.

    For more detail, following is a brief overview of some of the happy messages that are one our website:
    • Housework won’t kill you, but why take the chance?–Phyllis Diller
    • Seven days without laughter makes one weak–Joel Goodman
    • If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun–Katherine Hepburn
    • When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice–Frank Vizzare
    • It’s what we learn after we know it all that counts–John Wooden

    Those quotes above are simply ones that make us smile – a witty comment, an interesting question and more. From the beautiful Katherine Hepburn to the clever Phyllis Diller, the famous quotes leave us with a happy thought. When traveling and on the road, we do believe our guests like to receive these messages just to make them pause and smile, if only for a moment.

    What makes you happy? What happy message would you like to share? We’d love to hear from you! Tweet us at @HotelFelix and let us know. We love hearing happy thoughts, happy travel experiences, and more.

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  • Headed to Chicago for some R&R and Spa Time?

    Posted on July 28th, 2014 gjordan No comments

    Escape the buzz of the Windy City for a few hours during your stay at Hotel Felix and treat yourself to one of our luxury care packages. Our care packages are designed specifically to save your money and enhance your stay with us at Hotel Felix, all while giving you a sense of indulgence and relaxation to truly cap off your vacation. Our recent favorite packages at Hotel Felix include the Pamper Me, and Just Relax packages. Both give you access to The Spa by Asha Hotel Felix, an experience that is truly not to be missed. Further details about the packages include:

    The Pamper Me: Book the Pamper Me package and receive a complete 60-minute massage by one of The Asha’s trained massage therapists.

    The Just Relax: Reserve the Just Relax package and receive one 60-minute massage by one of The Asha’s trained massage therapists. Also included is a $50 gift card to 900 shops of your choice located within walking distance of us.

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    You can book either of these packages and see additional options at www.hotelfelixchicago.com or contact us at 312-447-3440. We hope to see you soon!