A Winter Twist on a SO-Cozy Package,  Mesler Chicago’s Holiday Menu, Tickets to Christmas Around the World  and Hot Coco to Warm Up by the Fire

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 and lime liquor, fresh cranberry and ginger syrup, topped with ginger beer, and garnished with a rosemary sprig and candied ginger.

Executive Chef Alejandro “Eddie” Arreola has created a menu of holiday specials featuring Pomegranate Glazed Faroe Island Salmon (pictured above) with squash puree, oyster mushrooms, pomegranates, white wine sauce, herb salad, and pumpkin seeds and Lacquered Duck Breast maple glaze, butternut squash puree, and jus. Menu will be offered throughout the season starting on November 21, 2022. For the full menu visit https://meslerchicago.com/menus

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 through 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.