Sophy Hyde Park says Goodbye Chicago Winter, Hello Summer

April 26, 2022. Chicago, IL. – After a long winter, Chicago gears up for summer like no other city, with a gleaming, turquoise-blue Lake Michigan waterfront, a vibrant dining scene and an array of legendary cultural attractions across the many neighborhoods that comprise the diverse and cosmopolitan city. SOPHY® Hyde Park, the 98-room boutique hotel on the historic South Side, is the ideal base for summer 2022, offering an authentic neighborhood experience, along with tremendous value, through two special packages, the SOPHY SO-Chicago and the SOPHY SO-Suite Experience, with rates starting at $249.

Summer guests at SOPHY arrive ready to explore the Windy City. The SOPHY SO-Chicago package was tailor-made to include two nights, a daily $30 credit at the popular Mesler restaurant, under the direction of Chef Eddy Arreola, and admission for two at the Museum of Science and Industry, the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, located in Hyde Park walking distance from the hotel.

SOPHY SO-Chicago

  • Two nights in a SOPHY guestroom
  • One daily $30 credit at Mesler Chicago during the stay
  • Admission for two to the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Visit SOPHY Hyde Park to book

The SOPHY SO-Suite Experience is an invitation to chill in one of the spacious, light-filled suites that are hallmarks of this stylish boutique hotel. It’s for anyone in looking for a reason to celebrate, a much-needed getaway, or a little luxury. SOPHY’s suites include the 671 square foot Novel Suites, the 761 square foot Dorchester Suites and the lavish 1,180 square foot Opus Suites.

SOPHY SO-Suite Experience

  • One night in a SOPHY Suite
  • One $50 credit for dinner at Mesler Chicago during the stay
  • Complimentary VIP Welcome Amenity
  • Complimentary self-parking, one vehicle per reservation
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Visit SOPHY Hyde Park to book


Mesler Chicago has become the heart of Hyde Park, a gathering place for guests and neighborhood residents. It’s a high-design restaurant, bar and lounge with a lively crowd and a menu of creative comfort food from Executive Chef Eddy Arreola. The 60-seat dining space was imagined to evoke an author’s dining room, with bookshelves carved into columns to partition seating areas. A 15-foot, double-sided fireplace connects and separates the hotel reception area from the 40 seat Mesler lounge. There’s also an indoor private dining room that welcomes up to 14 guests. 


Summer heralds the reopening of The Sanctuary, the alfresco shaded lounge offering cocktails and light fare beside firepits and under twinkle lights, featuring signature cocktails like the 53rd Street Old Fashion and the Hyde Park Gin & Tonic. Happy Hour is an event on every weekday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, when $8 glasses of house wine and $5 beers of the day are on offer.


The Hyde Park neighborhood mixes and mingles over weekend brunch at Mesler, which has become both a culinary and social celebration. From French Toast to Chicken & Pearl Sugar Waffles to Mesler’s highly regarded Lobster Roll, it’s all about delicious food and gathering with family and friends. Brunch is served Saturday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Sundays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Every Sunday, starting on May 1, there will be music in Mesler from Keya and Friends, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. 


SOPHY is equally known for its curated art collection, from Chicago artists such as Joey Korom. Sharing the walls with pieces by established artists are over 50 works of original art from local students at the Hyde Park Academy High School. The walls of Mesler feature a gallery of book covers and this summer, an exhibition of works by emerging multidisciplinary artist Jennifer Hodges will be showcased at SOPHY.

SOPHY® Hyde Park is a 98- room hotel in Chicago’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood that was named one of “The Best New Hotels in the World” by the editors of Travel + Leisure. Developed by The Olympia Companies and SMART Hotels, and managed by Olympia Hotel Management, SOPHY features Mesler Chicago restaurant, a fitness center and a private dining room. The hotel is located near the University of Chicago, the new David Rubenstein Forum, the Museum of Science & Industry, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and the site of the future Obama Presidential Center. SOPHY® is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection. SOPHY® Hyde Park 1411 East 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615


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