Hotel Felix in Chicago

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Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Hotel Felix in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of Hotel Felix in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Hotel Felix in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Hotel Felix in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Hotel Felix in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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Hotel Felix

111 West Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois, Near North Side 60654
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Quick Facts
  • Construction finish: 1926
  • Designed by: Levy and Klein
  • Renovated: 2008-2009 at a cost of $24,000,000
  • Type: Hotel
  • Stories: 12
Statistics
  • Hotel rooms: 225
Timeline
  • March, 2008: This building reopened as the Hotel Felix.
Did You Know?
  • The "Hotel Felix" is not named after a person or thing. The name was chosen because Felix sounds happy and somewhat like the words "luck" and "felicity."
Green Things
  • This is the first hotel in downtown Chicago to achieve LEED Silver status.
  • This building uses compact florescent light bulbs throughout the property.
  • This building was built with recycled materials where possible.
  • This building was built with sustainable materials where possible.
  • This building was built with low-flow plumbing.
  • This building has an employee shower and bicycle storage room.
Controversy
  • The company that turned the Hotel Wacker into the Hotel Felix tried to have the building landmarked, but the city decided the structure was not significant enough.
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