Spend Your Friday Night On The Chicago Riverwalk For Friday Night Flights

Do you love beer, Chicago, and experiencing all that the city has to offer? Friday Night Flights is perfect for you! The festival returns to the Chicago Riverwalk, just minutes away from our hotel, for a special Oktoberfest Event this Friday, October 13.

Photo Credit: Choose Chicago

Chicago Friday Night Flights is back on the Chicago Riverwalk for a special Oktoberfest edition on Friday, October 13!

The event, taking place right off of the Chicago river, has over 20 participating breweries and will also offer Oktoberfest themed food and live music.

Tickets are $15 and you can pre-order yours here.

The event will feature beer from the following breweries. Read more about the event in this Choose Chicago article.

  • Hopewell Brewing Company,
  • Cruz Blanca Cerveceria
  • Illuminated Brew Works
  • Haymarket Brewery
  • Eataly’s Birreria
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Argus Brewery
  • Old Irving Brewing Company
  • On Tour Brewing
  • Finch Beer Company
  • Pipeworks Brewery
  • Begyle Brewing Company
  • Half Acre Beer Company
  • Dovetail Brewery
  • Lo Rez Brewing
  • Whiner Beer Company
  • Goose Island Brewing Company
  • Aleman Brewing
  • Baderbrau
  • Marz Brewing Company
  • Rock Bottom – Chicago
  • Spiteful Brewing

Happy Oktoberfest!

 

Cheer on The Chicago Marathon Runners This Weekend

The 40th Chicago Marathon returns this weekend on Sunday morning, and we’re excited to be spectators for the big event!

More than 40,000 participants will be gathering at the start line in Grant Park early Sunday morning (around 5:30AM) – Columbus and Monroe, to be exact.

We have the inside scoop on the start times thanks to DNA Info:

7:20 a.m. – Wheelchair Start
7:21 a.m. – Handcycle Start
7:23 a.m. –  Athletes with Disabilities Start
7:30 a.m. – Wave 1 Start
8:00 a.m. – Wave 2 Start
8:35 a.m. – Wave 3 Start

Are you heading to Chicago this weekend to cheer on a loved one? You can track their progress and even send them a “good luck” message that appears on big screens at miles 13 and 27! Click here to enter your message.

Get inspired and ready to run (or cheer) this weekend with this awesome video of the marathon course, featuring footage from a Drone! Thanks to Virtual Scribe on YouTube.

Good luck this weekend!

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!

#WordlessWednesday with Madeline

Happy #WordlessWednesday! In honor of making it through the first half of the week, we’re spotlighting Madeline – who is made of reclaimed and recycled materials! During your next visit to our hotel, be sure to snap a photo of her! If the wind is just right, her hat will spin!

She’s also a pretty big Cubs Fan! #GoCubsGo

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Explore Chicago With A Stay At Hotel Felix

We may be bias, but we think that our hotel’s River North location is one that can’t be beat! With our eco-friendly amenities and sustainable style, we think that a visit to our hotel and our beautiful city of Chicago would be an unforgettable one.

We were happy to see that Jenna Tracy – Life & Style Blogger of Cheers, J,  enjoyed her recent stay with us! Not only was Jenna able to experience all that Chicago offers in the summer, but she had the opportunity to stay with us – calling our hotel “the perfect place to relax and recharge after a long day of exploring.”

If you’re looking for the chance to visit Chicago like a local, check out Jenna’s post on some of Chicago’s best kept secrets.

Below are some photos Jenna captured during her visit – we look mighty fine in the sunshine, don’t you think?

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Happy travels!

Proud to be Chicago’s Number One Eco-Friendly Hotel!

We are thrilled to share that our hotel was named one of the best eco-friendly hotels in America in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Travel Awards!

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We are happy to have received another green award and that we are being recognized for our hard work as an eco-friendly boutique hotel and will continue to pride ourselves in being Chicago’s first Silver LEED Certified hotel.

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The nominees were selected by industry experts and editors from USA Today.

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“We’re honored and thrilled to be recognized in USA Today’s Best Eco-Friendly Hotels. Our team works hard to reduce our carbon footprint to better the environment and community around us,” said George Jordan, our Area General Manager of Hotel Felix Chicago and Senior Vice President of Oxford Hotels & Resorts.

To learn more about Hotel Felix Chicago, please visit our website at www.hotelfelixchicago.com.