SOPHY to open in Chicago

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US: SOPHY set to launch in summer 2018 in Chicago

The new 98-room SOPHY hotel in Chicago's popular Hyde Park neighbourhood is set to open in summer 2018.

SOPHY is being developed by SMART Hotels and will be managed by Olympia Hotel Management. The property is situated on 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue on Chicago's South Side, close to the site of the future Barack Obama Presidential Library, the University of Chicago campus and the Museum of Science and Industry.

SOPHY will house a bar, a restaurant and a fitness centre. The hotel has been designed as a four-diamond property and to achieve LEED Silver certification. SOPHY will be a preferred hotel of the University of Chicago.

Chicago-based GREC Architects is the project architect, with interior design from Stonehill & Taylor Architects of New York. The hotel is being built by William A Randolph of Gurnee, Illinois.

Gospel music, science, mathematics, art and literature will inform the hotel's interior design concept. SOPHY will feature artwork from contemporary Chicago artists and design points inspired by the World"s Columbian Exposition.

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