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SOPHY SO-Festive for the Holidays


A Winter Twist on a So-Cozy Package:

Mesler Chicago's Holiday Menu, Tickets to Christmas Around the World and Hot Cocoa to Warm Up by the Fire

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


Pomegranate Glazed Faroe Island Salmon on the Holiday Menu


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

Giving Back This Season

SOPHY gets even cozier when guests donate at least $25 to the Polished Pebbles organization, the hotel’s giving back partner, receiving 15% off the room rate*. Polished Pebbles is a non-profit organization based on the South Side that helps young African-American and Latinx women ages 7-17 develop communication and business skills to prepare them for the future workplace.


*The 15% discount cannot be combined with other promotional offers.


Press images available upon request.


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 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


SOPHY Hyde Park

1401 East 53rd Street

Chicago, IL 60615

Reservations: 773-289-1005

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Gayle Conran 

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