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The b roppongi, open since 2004, was the first of nine business hotels under the "b" brand. Its quirky name is based on four concepts: a comfortable bed, a good breakfast (which nonetheless costs extra), a balanced life, and a contemporary and relaxed atmosphere for conducting business. What this boils down to is a boutique business hotel that is more stylish than most of its genre, with beds that are indeed comfortable and have focused reading lamps. Otherwise, standard and superior rooms are your typical business-hotel tiny size, so travelers yearning for a bit more space might want to splurge on a deluxe, which offers the advantage of more windows in addition to more space. Facilities are practically nonexistent, unless you count the free coffee in the lobby, but in any case, Roppongi's nightlife is just outside the door. Other b hotels in Tokyo are in Ochanomizu, Akasaka, Ikebukuro, Sangenjaya, and Hachioji; check the website.