SOPHY Hyde Park
1411 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
SOPHY Hyde Park-A Chicago experience apart from the mainstream Mag Mile strip
-A short distance to some of the city’s top museums
-Thoughtful décor that pays homage to the neighborhood’s storied past
Those seeking a Chicago stay far from the Mag Mile busyness will find it at SOPHY, a brand-new boutique hotel on Chicago’s South Side. Situated in the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park (home to the 1893 World’s Columbia Exposition), the hotel is near some of Chicago’s greatest sites, including the University of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the future Barack Obama Library. Interior design group Stonehill Taylor drew inspiration from the surrounding area’s art, music, and literature for the property’s look and feel—e.g. wallpaper modeling a Nobel scientist’s blueprints, lobby lamps made of brass trumpets, and locally authored books. Find a few of those novels lining the shelves at MESLER, the hotel’s restaurant that serves a menu of comfort fare (think chicken and waffles, house-made pasta, and a signature burger). Post-dinner, retreat to the room and unwind with plush bathrobes, slippers, and some tunes—a record player and selection of Chicago blues vinyl are at the ready.