SOPHY SO-Festive for the Holidays

November 16, 2022. Chicago, IL –During the holiday season in Chicago, there are countless ways to get festive in this city known for its shopping, food, and culture. At SOPHY® Hyde Park, the stylish and welcoming 98-room boutique hotel in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, the holiday version of its popular SOPHY SO-Cozy package is more sparkling than ever.

The package includes tickets to the nearby Museum of Science and Industry for guests to see the 80th annual Christmas Around the World exhibition, which features more than 50 trees highlighting a variety of countries and cultures. The museum’s Holiday of Lights presents a display honoring the traditions of Chinese New Year, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Visakha Puja Day, and St. Lucia Day. The package also includes two Corkcicle keepsake mugs and hot chocolate to be enjoyed by the 15-foot long, double-sided fireplace in the lobby, or wherever guests wish to beat the Chicago chill.

The boutique shops along 53rd Street in Hyde Park are perfect for special, one-of-a-kind gifts and there’s ice skating on the Midway Plaisance, a park designed for the World Columbia Exposition in 1893. Saturday, December 3, 2022, is when the University of Chicago puts on its Hyde Park Holly-Day for a full day of free, fun holiday activities for the whole family. Elsewhere in the Windy City, the holiday spirit can be found at the annual ZooLights in Lincoln Park, skating in Millennium Park, and holiday shopping along downtown’s glittering Magnificent Mile.

Check into SOPHY Hyde Park as a welcoming home away from home during the Chicago holidays. At Mesler Chicago, the hotel’s restaurant, the celebrations begin with a Festive Cranberry Cocktail shaken with vodka, pomegranate-cranberry & lime liquor, fresh cranberry, and ginger syrup, topped with ginger beer, garnished with a rosemary sprig and candied ginger. Executive Chef Alejandro “Eddie” Arreola has created a three-course Holiday Pre-Fixe menu. It begins with soup or salad, followed by a choice of six entrées, such as Pomegranate Glazed Faroe Island Salmon (pictured above) with squash puree, oyster mushrooms, pomegranates, white wine sauce, herb salad, and pumpkin seeds. Or Lacquered Duck Breast maple glaze, butternut squash puree, and jus. The feast is followed by desserts such as Poached Pear and Almond Cake with Calvados ice cream and syrup. The cost is $65 per person, and the menu will be offered throughout the season starting on November 21, 2022. For the full menu visit

SOPHY SO-Cozy Package

  • Rates start at $325 per room, per night. Book two nights or more and receive $15% off the rate
  • Offered December 1, 2022, to March 17, 2023
  • Hot Cocoa for two
  • A set of two Corkcicle travel mugs
  • Two tickets to the Museum of Science and Industry, presenting Christmas Around the World and Holiday Lights
  • One $50 food and beverage credit for Mesler Chicago, per package
  • For details, visit SOPHY Hyde Park


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