Hotel Felix Chicago Helps Guests Go to the Green Side in Celebration of Earth Month 2010

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To celebrate its one-year anniversary in April, Hotel Felix Chicago will create a green revolution to commemorate Earth Month 2010 with a host of eco-friendly exhibits, activities, and hotel packages, featuring Tesla Roadster electric car test drives, Elmer the Art Car, wind turbine exhbit and more.

To celebrate its one-year anniversary this April, Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron St., will create a green revolution to commemorate Earth Month 2010 with a host of eco-friendly exhibits, activities and hotel packages. Guests participating in the activities receive give-a-ways and will be entered to win weekend stays at the eco-friendly boutique hotel, which recently earned the Green Seal certification.

Hotel Felix Chicago’s schedule of Earth Month activities, include:

Extravagantly Green Package at Hotel Felix Chicago
Your neighbors will be green with envy when you come home with the ultimate green machine as part of your Chicago weekend stay. Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron, offers a one-of-a-kind experience with a package that includes the keys and title to a new 2010 Tesla Roadster, the world’s only highway-capable electric car that is faster than a Porsche and greener than a Prius. The package also includes two nights’ accommodations for two at the high design, eco-friendly Hotel, champagne upon arrival, dinner for two at the adjacent Elate restaurant and daily complimentary breakfast. At $125,000 the package is truly “Extravagantly Green.” To reserve the Extravagantly Green package, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call toll-free 877-848-4040 or direct at 312-447-3440.

Tesla Test Drive Package at Hotel Felix Chicago
Check into the high-design , eco-friendly Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron, for a luxury overnight stay for two and arrangements will be made to have you met by a representative from Tesla Motors, makers of the Tesla Roadster, the world’s only highway-capable electric car that is faster than a Porsche and greener than a Prius, for an exclusive test drive experience. Guests will be escorted to the sleek new dealership at 1053 Grand Avenue in Chicago for a thrilling drive through the streets of Chicago. For rates, reservations and more information, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call toll-free 877-848-4040 or direct at 312-447-3440.

Sustainable Art Tour Package with Hotel Felix Chicago
Check into the high-design, eco-friendly Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron, for a luxury overnight stay for two and arrangements will be made to have you picked up in a hybrid Going Green Limousine to drive you to 360SEE Gallery in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, where you will have a private tour by owner Jordan Witkov of the gallery’s sustainable art, furniture and design object collection, and enjoy a sampling of organic wine, beer, cheese and fruit. The package is available for $175 in addition to the hotel room rate. For rates, reservations and more information, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call toll-free 877-848-4040 or direct at 312-447-3440.

Private Gallery Reception Package with Hotel Felix Chicago
Check into the high-design, eco-friendly Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron, for a luxury overnight stay for two and then enjoy an evening for you and up to 50 guests for a private cocktail reception, tour and lecture at 360SEE Gallery in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, featuring a striking collection of sustainable art, furniture and design objects. The package includes two signed and numbered Cohda RD Legs Limited Edition chairs, hand-woven from 100 percent recycled domestic plastic. The package is available for $5,000. For more information and reservations, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call toll-free 877-848-4040 or direct at 312-447-3440.

Hybrid Cars Stay Free Package at Hotel Felix Chicago
During Earth Month, Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron, will offer guests who drive up in a hybrid vehicle free parking during their stay. For rates, reservations and more information on the eco-friendly Hotel Felix Chicago, visit
http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call toll-free 877-848-4040 or direct at 312-447-3440.

Live Green Package at Hotel Felix Chicago
Participate in the “Living Green” movement with Hotel Felix Chicago’s “Green” package that includes overnight accommodations for two, an eco-friendly cotton tote bag, shopping and dining rewards booklet for Michigan Avenue’s The Shops at North Bridge, and a “Give Green” $20 gift card. A portion of the proceeds from the “Give Green” card are donated to American Forests to support programs that protect, restore and enhance the use of trees and forests through action and education. Hotel Felix Chicago is located at 111 W. Huron. For rates, reservations and more information, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call toll-free 877-848-4040 or direct at 312-447-3440.

Tesla Roadster Display and Test Drives at Hotel Felix Chicago
Tesla Motors will have a new Tesla Roadster on display and a representative available outside Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron, during Earth Month, who can take interested guests for a test drive of the high-performance vehicle that doesn’t use a drop of gas and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The Tesla Roadster is the world’s only highway-capable electric car that is faster than a Porche and greener than a Prius. The vehicle will be on display Wednesday, April 21 – Saturday, April 24 from 12 noon – 4 pm. Those participating in a test drive will be entered to win a Tesla Motors corporate jacket valued at $109. The event is part of the eco-friendly Hotel Felix Chicago’s month of activities commemorating Earth Month 2010. For more information, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call 312-447-3440.

Elmer the Art Car by Allen Christian Display at Hotel Felix Chicago; April 21-24
Be one of the first to see Allen Christian’s latest art car design, Elmer the Art Car, featuring a brightly painted vehicle decked out with reclaimed objects. Christian is a Minneapolis-based sculptor and owner of House of Balls gallery, who creates works of art and his famed art cars from recycled materials. The car will be on display in front of the hotel April 1 – 30.

As part of Hotel Felix’s commitment to sustainable art, Christian also has been commissioned to create “The Doorman” an interactive, outdoor sculpture that will be on permanent display outside the lobby doors and created from recycled materials. The sculpture will be unveiled on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. For more information about Hotel Felix Chicago and its Earth Month activities, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call 312-447-3440.

360SEE Gallery Exhibit at Hotel Felix Chicago
During Earth Month 2010, eco-friendly Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron, will exhibit works by sustainable artists, Curtis Frillmann and Brian Mock, courtesy of 360SEE Gallery, 1924 N. Damen Ave., which specializes in museum quality sustainable art, furniture and design objects. On display in the hotel lobby will be hanging and stationary fish, torso pedestal, recycled chair and mouth-shaped lounge chair. For more information about Hotel Felix Chicago and its Earth Month activities, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call 312-447-3440.

Wind Turbine and Solar Panel Displays at Hotel Felix Chicago During Earth Month; April 7-30
During Earth Month 2010, eco-friendly Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron, will display a working Wind Turbine and Solar Panel outside its entrance, April 7-30 to help guests and locals alike learn how these structures turn wind and sunlight into energy. The display is part of Hotel’s month of activities commemorating Earth Month. For more information about Hotel Felix Chicago and its Earth Month activities, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call 312-447-3440.

Lobby Bar Treetini Drink Special at Hotel Felix Chicago
Hotel Felix Chicago, 111 W. Huron, will offer a Treetini martini in its lobby bar during Earth Month with each purchase of the $12 green beverage supporting the planting of a tree. The martini is created by adjacent restaurant Elate and made with VeeV acai spirit and other organic ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com.

For more information about Hotel Felix Chicago and its Earth Month activities, visit http://www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call 312-447-3440. For up to the minute information on special promotions, become a fan of Hotel Felix on facebook and follow them on twitter.

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