Sophy Chicago, IL

Integrating the Past in a New Development

The Olympia Companies has been selected to manage, as well as develop, partnering once more with Smart Hotels, LLC, Sophy Hyde Park, a boutique hotel in the Hyde Park neighborhood of, Chicago. Chicago-based GREC Architects has been selected as the project architect, with the interior design provided by Stonehill & Taylor Architects of New York. The hotel is being built by William A. Randolph, Inc. of Gurnee, Illinois. 


Sophy aligns with Olympia and SMART Hotels' expertise in developing and managing independent, award-winning boutique hotels that evoke a strong sense of place and become an integral part of the community.



Designed to incorporate both the vibrant character of Hyde Park and the luxurious aesthetic of the hotel, the design will incorporate sustainable features to achieve a minimum of a LEED Silver certification. The building will feature an energy efficient heating and cooling system and an efficient electrical system. The selection of materials used will also be chosen through the lens of environmental consciousness.


GREC Architects

Chicago, IL


Interior Design

Stonehill & Taylor

New York, NY


General Contractor

William A. Randolph, Inc

Gurnee, IL

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Who is Sophy?

The Olympia Companies has been selected to manage Sophy Hyde Park, a boutique hotel in the Hyde Park neighborhood of, Chicago. 


The name "Sophy" is rooted in the Greek word "sophia", meaning wisdom and dedication to excellence through the pursuit of knowledge. It was inspired by the rich legacy of intellectual, artistic,  and cultural innovation that is part of the fabric of the University of Chicago and greater Hyde Park. Gospel music, science, mathematics, art, and literature are the inspiration that will inform the hotel's interior design. Sophy will feature artwork from contemporary Chicago artists and design elements inspired by the World's Columbian Exposition, including barn doors in the private dining space that use circular elements to suggest the world's first Ferris Wheel, which debuted at the fair. 


The 98 room hotel will feature a  lounge, restaurant area, and library all on its ground floor. The property will complement the Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center, also managed by The Olympia Companies.


At a Glance

Hyde Park
Chicago, IL 60615




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