BIZ, BEDS, AND MORE IN BOSTON

Proving business and pleasure can mix, Boston’s new boutique hotel
Nine Zero unites both in 190 stylish rooms. Attention to luxury spans everything from the designer linens (the top-drawer Frette) to the branded desk chairs (Humanscale’s ergonomic Freedom model). The sleek look complements tech goodies like surround-sound stereo systems, CD libraries, high-speed Internet access, and printer/copier machines. A block from Boston Common, the 19-story renovation installs only 12 privacy-ensuring rooms per floor, with the exception of the penthouse level, where floor-to-ceiling window views challenge your best business intentions. Rooms from $199. (866) 646-3937, www.ninezerohotel.com