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Top Reasons to DINE at Sofitel Chicago…

Executive Chef John Taus unabashedly marries rustic flavors from all over the Mediterranean region and a dash of nouveau trend to create CDA’s culinary direction. Driven by the inherent romance that comes with our storied French heritage, Chef Taus brings to Sofitel Chicago a gastronomic interpretation of modern sensuality. Coupling bold flavors from all over the Mediterranean region into one experience is the perfect metaphor for the romantic Sofitel experience.

Top Reasons to BEACH in Chicago…

Revel in Chicago springtime as the city begins to shake off the winter blues.  Oak Street Beach, part of the Chicago Park District is a short 10 minute walk from Sofitel Chicago’s front doors.  Experience on-beach dining, extended bike and walking paths along the shores of Lake Michigan and so much more.

Top Reasons to SUMMER in the Gold Coast…

The historic and elegant Gold Coast neighborhood is home to Chicago’s most extravagant living. Renowned for it’s classic steakhouses, luxury shopping and parks, the Gold Coast is the zip code to be in for the summer months. Elegant patios open up along the quiet and manicured sidewalks, lines form at gelato stands in the parks and locals make their way to the nearby beaches to soak up the summer sun.

Top Reasons to CELEBRATE PRIDE in Chicago…

Chicago hosts some of the Midwest’s largest Pride Month events in celebration of the LGBTQ community!  Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile is proud to share that for Pride Month 2019 (June 1st– June 30th), Le Bar will donate a portion of the sales from its Buddy System signature cocktail to The Center on Halsted, the Midwest’s largest LGTBQ community center (located in Lakeview, Chicago). The Buddy System cocktail was created by two mixologists, close friends that were trying to develop the perfect Summer libation. By combining recipes and mixing something sweet (watermelon rind syrup) with something spicy (cucumber jalapeno vodka), the two developed the perfect Summer drink that would solidify their friendship. Le Bar’s dining menu and ambiance have been inspired by the recent opening of Sofitel’s lobby-level restaurant, CDA, which showcases the beauty and bounty of the Mediterranean.  Both spaces offer an opportunity for the community, friends and family to come together over shared small plates and feel welcome in the undeniably communal atmosphere.

Below are additional Pride Month events throughout the end of June:


– June 22nd- 23rd: Pride Fest

– June 28th- July 1st: Pride Weekend

– June 30th- Pride Parade

Top Reasons to Celebrate the 4th of July in Chicago…

The Windy City knows how to celebrate America’s independence. From sparklers lighting up the beaches at night, to an unrivaled fireworks display off the end of famed Navy Pier, Chicago is the town to be in for celebrating Independence Day.


– Each Fourth of July, Navy Pier hosts one of the most spectacular fireworks display. Free to attend, the celebration night sky bursts into color over the waters of Lake Michigan.

– Grant Park will play host to the Grant Park Music Festival: Independence Day Salute.

– The Irving Park neighborhood will host the annual Fourth of July Parade.

– Odyssey Cruises will offer luxury Fourth of July Cruises on Lake Michigan.

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