Top-notch museums and cultural attractions, gorgeous green space, architecture — there’s no shortage of great things to see and do in Hyde Park.
But there is a shortage of great places to stay.
The South Side neighborhood has long been a hotel desert, with nearby options largely limited to a smattering of random motels, guesthouses and budget chains.
That lodging landscape is getting a shot in the arm with the debut of Sophy Hyde Park, a 98-room boutique hotel opening Monday.
Construction started nearly two years ago on the seven-story building, at 1411 E. 53rd St., whose industrial façade is...