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Eco-Friendly Practices through Sustainable Art

We care about implementing eco-friendly practices throughout every part of Hotel Felix, and our artwork is no exception. On Earth Day 2010, the hotel welcomed a 7-foot-tall doorman who is made out of recycled pipes, an umbrella stand, a drill bit, and topped with a milk bucket head. This sculpture is called “Loren the Doorman”, and artist Allen Christian crafted him completely from found and reclaimed materials.

To celebrate Earth Day 2011 and 2012, we commissioned two additional sculptures to keep Loren company. Today, hotel visitors are greeted outside by “Loren”, "Madeline, The Baker’s Wife", and a metal dog named “Scrappy”. This family of sustainable artwork reflects the whimsical and fun spirit of the Hotel Felix, so you can start feeling happy, naturally, from the moment you arrive.

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Every day, guests and passers-by stop to visit Loren, Madeline, and Scrappy, and quite often pose for pictures with the exterior crew. Look for the latest photos on our Facebook page.

To learn more about the story of our sustainable artwork, ask a Felix team member.