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A Winter Season of Celebration in Hyde Park


SOPHY Hyde Park Celebrates Valentine's Day, Poet Harold Green,

 Flowers for the Living & Sunday Supper Music

Chicago, IL. January 18, 2023. SOPHY Hyde Park, the 98-room boutique hotel in the vibrant heart of Chicago's historic Hyde Park, has become a welcoming and sophisticated hub for gatherings in one of the city's most dynamic and culturally diverse neighborhoods. During a cold Chicago winter, the hotel is melting hearts, thanks to Chicago Restaurant Week, Valentine's Day, and Black History Month, a celebration of poet Harold Green and a lineup of late afternoon Sunday Supper Music. 


From February 6 through the 25th, it’s time to raise a glass of bubbly to all Valentines in Hyde Park as SOPHY welcomes the season return of its popular SOPHY SO-In Love package. The offer includes a two-night stay in a spacious guestroom, one bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, one box of SOPHY signature truffles, one $100 credit to brunch at Mesler Chicago restaurant, and a gift card for outdoor skating for two at the nearby Midway Plaisance Park with rentals.


  • Two nights in a Deluxe Guestroom or Suite
  • One bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne
  • One box of SOPHY signature truffles
  • One brunch in Mesler with a $100 credit per package
  • $20 gift card to cover skating for two at the Midway Plaisance Park, including skate rentals for two
  • Rates start at $249, per night, based on double occupancy and a two-night minimum stay, in a Deluxe Room
  • Valid February 6 through the 25th, 2023
  • Visit SOPHY® Hyde Park to book


To mark Black History Month in February, SOPHY has invited the poet, storyteller, and speaker Harold Green for a series of Sunday events this winter. Harold Green is an ever-evolving artist whose vibrant storytelling and passionate, lyrical delivery captivates audiences. Poetry is his métier, but Green is a highly sought-after speaker, bandleader, and event producer. On Sunday, January 29, 2023, he'll bring his unique talents to the Opus Suite at SOPHY Hyde Park. On this evening, Green is welcoming special guest Dave Jeff, a cultural architect, a builder of brands, the creator of PHLI, and the overall voice to many communities, including his home base of Hyde Park. This event, which will run from 4 pm to 7 pm, will include live music and a reception with hors d'oeuvres, Funkytown beer, selected wines, and a signed copy of Harold Green's Black Oak: Odes Celebrating Powerful Black Men or Black Roses: Odes Celebrating Powerful Black Women. Harold Green will also appear at SOPHY Hyde Park on February 26 and March 26, 2023. Tickets are $78 per person and can be purchased at


Mesler Chicago, SOPHY's vibrant and colorful restaurant, bar, and lounge, has an incredible roster of winter events on tap:

Chicago Restaurant Week 2023

Mesler Chicago will participate in Chicago Restaurant Week, held this year from January 20 - February 5, 2023. Chef Eddie Arreola has created a three-course menu that starts with either Butternut Squash Soup or the Mesler Salad. The main course choices are Faroe Island Salmon, Seared Prime Beef Filet, and Pomegranate Glazed Duck Breast, followed by a dessert of Green Apple and Thai Basil Sorbet or Dark Chocolate Lava Cake. The price is $59 per person.

Sunday Supper Music

A wintertime tradition at Mesler Chicago, early Sunday dinners are not only back but return with live music from Flowers for the Living through March. This artist’s collective layers poetry on performances by Chicago’s top singers and musicians. Sunday Supper Music is held every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, with a menu that includes Mesler classics from the Midday Menu, like the signature Lobster Roll, the 5th Ward Burger, and the Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich.

Hours of Happy

Mesler's Happy Hour happens Tuesdays – Thursdays, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. These happiest of hours are always one of the liveliest times in the hotel, with Bartender's Choice for $10, a glass of House Wine for $8, and selected Beers for $5. They all go well with Mesler Fries, House Wings, Signature Deviled Eggs, Petite Cauliflower, and Seasonal Burrata. Every Thursday, there are live Hours of Happy music from Flowers for the Living.


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 near the University of Chicago, the new David Rubenstein Forum, the Museum of Science & Industry, Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and the future Obama Presidential Center site. 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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