Posted on February 17th, 2015 No comments
What a fun day to celebrate Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday.
We had our annual team celebration for Mardi Gras with delicious food at Troquet River North, including Chicken Gumbo, Cornbread with Honey Butter. The team at Troquet created this festive meal and it is a great way to honor and appreciate everyone on our team – from the managers to the front desk to housekeeping. It takes a hardworking group to run a hotel and we certainly recognize all the effort everyone puts into it.
Then, for dessert we had a wonderfully-sweet and mouth-watering Apricot Bread Pudding. It hit the spot!
We certainly hope other businesses near and far were celebrating as well.
Following are a few photos from the celebrations before we headed back to work.
Posted on February 9th, 2015 No comments
Their date night essentials, hydra-repair intensive topical infusion capsules and red carpet primer, will ensure a flawless look for your romantic evening. Hydra repair features an intensive topical plant extract and ceramide capsules to improve lipid content in the skin and hydration. The red carpet primer features a plant-based hydrating and plumping microspheres, which fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and conceal pores. Leaving skin smooth and even before applying your foundation.
Started by Ian Lirenman in 1997, emerginC prides itself on 100 percent natural, minimum 70 percent organic skin care products. You won’t find parabens, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colors in any of their products.
EmerginC also is a leader in fair trade practices and environmental initiatives, making them a perfect product to feature at Spa Boutique Felix. We take great pride in being an eco-friendly hotel and their environmental efforts are important to us.
So to ensure you’re looking flawless this Valentine’s Day, stop by our Spa Boutique Felix for your emerginC essentials. Then, go out and have the best date night with your sweetie.
Posted on February 4th, 2015 No comments
When you arrive at our hotel, you will notice three sculptures that greet you on your way in. These three pieces of sustainable art are known to our Hotel Felix family as Loren the Doorman, Madeline The Baker’s Wife, and Scrappy.
Created exclusively for Hotel Felix by Minnesota artist Allen Christian, the sculptures embrace Hotel Felix’s eco-friendly priorities as they are made with found and reclaimed materials. All three sculptures were created specifically with Chicago’s cold winters in mind, which means they will be there to greet you no matter the weather.
Loren was the first to join the family on Earth Day 2010. He stands at 7 feet tall and is made of recycled pipes, a drill bit, an umbrella stand, and a milk bucket head.
On Earth Day 2011 and 2012, Hotel Felix commissioned Madeline and Scrappy, respectively, to stand with Loren at the entrance. The goal of this family is to inspire guests to feel the fun and whimsical spirit of Hotel Felix from the moment they arrive. Of course Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy are never lacking for photo opportunities: guests, employees, and Chicagoans alike enjoy snapping photos with all three. Truly adding meaning to our motto, “Happy, Naturally.”
The next time you stay with us, be sure to say “Hello” to Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy. They’re sure to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face, no matter how chilly the temps are.
We hope to see you soon.
Posted on December 20th, 2014 No comments
New Year’s Eve is one of Chicago’s favorite holidays. Here at Hotel Felix, the celebration we have our eye on this year is the 2015 Bronzeville Bow Tie Ball hosted at the Parkway Ballroom. When you reserve your tickets for the Bow Tie Ball, you’ll receive a discount towards one of our luxury hotel rooms at Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel.
Featuring an open bar, The Javon Watson Experience Band, DJ I.N.C., and secure parking, the celebration begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. Classic black attire is required to attend the event, appetizers and a late night menu will also be featured throughout the evening. Tickets begin at $75 per person. And don’t forget, when your New Year’s festivities come to an end, you’ll have the perfect place to “sleep it off” with us at Hotel Felix.
Posted on December 11th, 2014 No comments
If you’re looking to unwind, the Asha Spa at Hotel Felix has you covered. Located on the second floor of our hotel, the Asha Spa is dedicated to rejuvenating our guests during their stay. The Asha Spa offers treatments that are catered to your specific lifestyle needs. The Asha Spa is also an Aveda Lifestyle SalonSpa, which means they only use Aveda products during their treatments. With a variety of luxurious treatments to chose from, here are a few of our favorites at Hotel Felix:
1. The Asha Massage, 30 minutes to 2 hours
The Asha Spa’s signature customized massage comes with an Aveda aroma of your choice during treatment. Guest are able to choose a 30 minute to 2 hour time frame. This massage is meant to restore balance and reduce tension through a series of compressions, gentle rocking, and calming massage strokes. Heat packs may also be added to enhance the experience.
2. Couples Massage Upgrade, 30 minutes to 2 hours
The Asha Spa offers the opportunity for guests to customize their own massage experience. Select two massages from the Asha Spa’s listing of services, and experience them in a private treatment room side by side.
3. Stress-Fix Massage, 30 minutes to 1 hour
This massage combines the Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Foot Reflexology, and Acupressure Points to reduce and relieve tension within your body. Combined with the signature Aveda ‘Stress-Fix’ aroma with lavender, lavandin, and clary sage which have been clinically proven to reduce feelings of anxiety and strain.
Whether you have 30 minutes or two hours, the Asha Spa is committed to creating ultimate relaxation for our guests. Call 312-256-8000 to reserve your treatment today, or visit www.ashasalonspa.com for a complete listing of spa services.
Posted on November 25th, 2014 No comments
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, so why not make them even better with the Holiday Window Tour 2014 Contest? Hotel Felix in partnership with Troquet River North and Double Cross Vodka, is a proud participant of the Holiday Window Tour 2014 sponsored by The Art Institute of Chicago. The first contest of its kind, the Holiday Window Tour 2014 combines exquisite holiday window displays with inspiration from the Art Institute of Chicago’s most iconic pieces.
Here’s how it works:
• Participants will snap “selfies” of themselves at one or more of the eight locations, post to social media with the hahstag #HolidayWindowTour, and the name of the property for a chance to win exciting prizes.
What’s best, Hotel Felix suggests a few other ways to enjoy the Holiday Window Tour at their location:
• Have a delightful meal at Troquet River North, the French Bistro and Bar or relax by the fireplace in our Lobby Lounge.
• Indulge in the “Cranberry Mule”, served in a branded copper cup, an exclusive concoction created by Double Cross Vodka, guaranteed to cater even to the most discriminating connoisseur.
• Take advantage of the Winter Frenzy promotion at Hotel Felix and get 20% off our Best Available Rates on our innovative rooms.
The Holiday Window Tour 2014 launched 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, or call 312-447-3440 for details.
Posted on November 20th, 2014 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
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!
Posted on November 18th, 2014 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.
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.
Posted on November 4th, 2014 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.
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.
Posted on October 31st, 2014 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!