On our journey through hotel suites, we find some that feel quite special — and those that feel quite special-agent.
Consider Nine Zero Hotel’s Cloud Nine penthouse perched not far from the Charles River in Boston. Like James Bond, it is sleek, sophisticated, and keeps enviable company. That’s due to the LG iris identification camera at its entrance. Instead of swiping the typical room key, guests peer into the camera; it snaps a digital picture of their iris, converts it to code and, in less than two seconds, grants or denies entrance.
Christina Aguilera, John Mellencamp, and Lady Gaga are among the celeb guests that have gazed their way in to the 19th-floor hideaway that features a 42-inch plasma-screen TV, wet bar, Jacuzzi, steam shower, and king-size bed with 1,000-thread-count linens.
The real highlight: A telescope fixed before the floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for views of the river, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and the State House. Just pull up a seat and start stargazing.
It should bring you more than a quantum of solace.
To book the Cloud Nine penthouse or another room at Nine Zero Hotel, visit ninezero.com.