|Venue name:||InterContinental Boston|
510 Atlantic Avenue
at Pearl Street
|Transport:||South Station T.|
|Price:||Rates $377-450 double.|
What the InterContinental lacks in front entrance grandeur - an understatement, given the hazardous forecourt right on the busy street - it makes up for with a snazzy, Vegas-style glamour. One thing's for sure: when it opened in 2007, the hotel was a smash hit with Bostonians, who immediately designated the circular bar RumBa a place to party. Another attraction is Sushi-Teq, an unusual hybrid of a sushi bar that also specialises in premium aged tequilas. The sunny Miel restaurant, meanwhile, serves up excellent Provence-inspired food 24/7, to keep up with international travelers' off-kilter body clocks. The inviting rooms are chic and contemporary, but warm woods and rich accent colours save them from clinical minimalism. Some have splendid canopied four-poster beds, others stunning harbour views; all are kitted out with the latest high-tech gear, including widescreen HD TVs. Club InterContinental offers high flyers a dedicated floor of extra pampering and exclusive business services.