Mar
26
2019

Elections Matter: Off the Record with poet and activist Mario Smith in Hyde Park

“Off the Record” is a series of conversations with prominent Chicagoans in their communities. Tonight on Extension 720, Justin is joined by talk show host, poet and activist Mario Smith at the swanky Sophy Hotel in Hyde Park.

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Feb
22
2019

It List 2019: Our Editors' Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World

Open only, since last fall, The Sophy has quickly become the social hub of Hyde Park.

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Feb
18
2019

Mesler Brings Fresh Style to Hyde Park

There is a lot to like about Mesler, the restaurant in the Sophy Hotel. Its design is as shiny and new as the Sophy: a linear fireplace sets a cheerful and modish scene in the lounge that opens to the lobby, where guests relaxed with cocktails and appetizers.

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Feb
10
2019

Go South for Real Chicago

The spacious rooms are a fraction of the cost of those lining the ritzy, packed Magnificent Mile.

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Dec
06
2018

Instead of the Magnificent Mile, head to Hyde Park for a real sense of Chicago

Already a bolt-hole for locals, the just-opened Sophy Hotel is a neighborhood game-changer. The thoughtful nods to South Side heritage and culture — design elements honor local luminaries such as singer Mahalia Jackson, novelist Saul Bellow and scientist Enrico Fermi — reinforce the you're-in-Hyde Park vibe.

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Nov
16
2017

SOPHY Hotel to Debut in Chicago Next Summer

The 98-room boutique hotel property SOPHY is set to arrive in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood during the summer of 2018 as the latest unit in the Smart Hotels portfolio.

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