Did you know that Chicago is home to one of the biggest Chinatowns in North America? We’re excited to be celebrating Chinese New Year in Chicago this month, beginning February 16 and running though March 4. 2018 is the year of the dog!
Visit the Chicago Cultural Center on Friday, February 16 for a kickoff celebration! The Chinese Fine Arts Society kicks off with dance, music and martial arts. The Chongqing Chuanju Opera Theatre, who will be in town from China, will be giving a special sneak peek of their upcoming performance at Symphony Center on February 17.
The following weekend brings special events to Navy Pier! Their celebration is a family-friendly event with performances, art, food and more to celebrate the year of the Dog. The event will feature performances from award-winning dance troupes and special martial arts demonstrations.
For more info and other events happening in Chicago during Chinese New Year, click here.
If you have stayed with us before, you know how much we love taking advantage of Divvy bikes in Chicago. We even have a Divvy bike station just a couple blocks away from our hotel at the intersections of Chicago and Clark.
Divvy bikes are a great way to get around the city, not to mention great for the environment! Divvy has recently announced new pricing structures as well as new features.
Starting on February 1, Divvy will grant unlimited 30-minute rides for $9.95 as well as a new Explorer pass. The Explorer pass costs $15 and lets riders take bikes up to three hours at a time during a 24-hour period.
According to StreetsBlog, there were 3.8 million trips on Divvy bikes in 2017 – which was 200,000 trips up from 2016. We are super excited to take advantage of these new features come February and hope that our guests try Divvy, too!
Click here for more information on the new updates, via Time Out Chicago.
Last year, we were excited to welcome Lindsey Brown to our hotel. Brown is a blogger for Eco-Chick, which is “the world’s first sustainable living site for women.”
Brown, who is the managing editor. focuses on sustainable fashion, health and travel. We think that our hotel was a perfect match to host her during her time in Chicago!
Here’s a quote from her piece:
“I found Hotel Felix to be equal parts luxurious and environmentally innovative. I appreciated the small details at Hotel Felix during my stay such as its use of gorgeous reclaimed materials throughout the hotel, smart lighting and energy conservation in my room, the abundance of natural sun exposure, and even some ethical art.”
Here are some photos from her visit:
You can read the entire post here.
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!
Happy New Year, Chicago! We’ve had a great year in the Windy City and are looking forward to another great one in 2018. We hope to see many new faces this year! Cheers to you, Happy Naturally.
While the end of the year can be a stressful time for many, we are here to make it easier for you!
Are you looking to book a stay in Chicago for New Years Eve? Look no further! Travel + Leisure recommends our hotel in Chicago for an “especially hip New Years.” Traveling doesn’t always have to be expensive, and we’re here to host you in comfort and style without breaking the bank!
Thanks again to Travel + Leisure for featuring our hotel. Click here to read the entire article.
Happy holidays and Happy New Year!
We love when international travels make the trip to Chicago: there’s so much to do and see and we always make it a priority to give our guests the best possible experiences during their visits. Travel blogger Leah Shoup from Gringa Journeys visited us over the summer and had some great things to say about her visit!
Click here to read her entire post on her stay with us.
“When browsing hotels, Hotel Felix caught my eye as the first eco-friendly hotel in the city with silver LEED certification. I always like to stay in comfort, but when my stay can have an eco-friendly impact as well, all the better. In fact, Hotel Felix prides itself on making its guests ‘happy naturally’.”
“If you’re looking to take your relaxation to another level during your stay, make sure to check out the on-site spa. Moreover, the Hotel Felix also offers other amenities, including the fitness center, business center, and the lobby lounge.”
Thanks for visiting, Leah! If you’d like to book your stay, click here.
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!
*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 email@example.com or Darius Cristwell, Front Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve been avid users of Divvy bikes ever since they first came to Chicago. We love a good way to get around the city with ease that is also good for the environment. There’s a huge amount of Divvy bike stations located around the city and even one steps away from our hotel!
In honor of Cyber Monday, Divvy is offering 15% off of a yearly membership – $85.00 for the usual $99.99 deal. Click here to purchase yours.
The station near our hotel is located at the intersection of Huron & Wells.
Happy biking and happy Cyber Monday!
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.