Polls close on Nov. 2
CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Have you voted yet? There’s only one week left to choose your favorite
finalist in the America’s Best Restroom contest. Hosted by Cintas
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), the 15th annual contest is
well underway with 10 one-of-a-kind restrooms across the nation battling
it out to take home the title of America’s Best Restroom. Cintas
encourages the public to support their local nominee or top toilet by
voting at www.bestrestroom.com/us.
“We’re thrilled to see so much support for this year’s nominees already,
and it looks like the competition will continue to battle it out during
the final days,” said John Engel, Senior Marketing Manager, Cintas.
“This contest focuses on supporting public restrooms that go above and
beyond, and we hope everyone will continue voting to help crown this
year’s cleanest and well-maintained restroom in America.”
Cast your vote by Nov. 2nd for one of the top 10 finalists:
1. Coca-Cola Park – Allentown, PA
The men’s restrooms at the home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs features a
urinal gaming system. The game is hands free and activated by motion
sensors. After finishing the game, the patron can then get a unique code
to report their score to a leaderboard via their smartphone and see the
leaderboards on real time displays throughout the stadium.
2. Leña Brava – Chicago
This new Rick Bayless restaurant opened on May 5, 2016 and features
restrooms with colorful agave wallpaper, which makes it feel like you
are standing in a field in Mexico, instead of in Chicago’s West Loop.
This modern restroom also features stylish floating sinks and sleek hand
3. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport – Minneapolis
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recently began renovating its
restrooms, which will continue through 2025 to encompass more than 100
sets of public restrooms. Restroom zones are highlighted by softer
lighting and a material palette that serves as a wayfinding icon. This
zone includes a waiting area as well as an amenity node with flight
information, emergency devices, and curated art display cases. Art that
reflects features of Minnesota is also featured within the restrooms
with original mosaic art in the entrances, created by a different
regional artist at each set.
4. The Novel Neighbor – St. Louis
This St. Louis adult and children’s bookstore papered its restroom walls
with some classic old books, such as Curious George®, that were falling
apart. It also features a ‘neighborly’ poster that was bought for a
fundraiser when an EF5 tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri in May 2011.
5. Safe House – Milwaukee, Wisc.
This undercover restaurant and bar is celebrating 50 years of bringing
in spies from the cold. Visitors from around the globe enter into a
world of espionage and intrigue. To find the restroom, agents must
navigate a series of mazes and avoid a trick door, with a brick wall
behind it, so be prepared for an adventure! The men’s room features spy
silhouettes on the outside of the stall doors, while giant eyeballs
stare unnervingly at users inside each stall. The bathroom includes a
vantage point to overlook the bar, with a peep-hole to ensure your date
is behaving while you are away.
6. Swift & Sons – Chicago
The AvroKO-designed restaurant Swift & Sons takes its inspiration from
turn-of-the-century boys’ clubs as well as a vintage trading floor, and
that goes for the bathroom as well. Retro design and shiny brass stall
doors offset the marble sinks and tiled floors and walls. It also
features vintage light fixtures throughout.
7. The Charmery – Baltimore, MD
The calming blue color palette of this restroom makes it feel like
you’re under the sea. With hanging sculptures of aquatic creatures made
from plastic spoons, mood lighting and an octopus mirror, this bathroom
takes you on a mythical undersea adventure.
8. The Vine – New York City
The Vine’s restrooms mirror the design of the interior with artwork
curated by Kyle DeWoody. The focal point of the bathroom is the large
communal sink with dark lighting and mirrors with private men’s and
women’s bathrooms placed on opposite sides of the shared space.
9. The Way Station – Brooklyn, NY
This Doctor Who-themed TARDIS bathroom at The Way Station
features a colorful mural on all four walls by Jonathan Fritz and
translucent windows to notify guests when it’s occupied. The ceiling
resembles a starry night sky, which helps it feel larger. Its well-known
visitors include Doctor Who stars Matt Smith, Steven Moffat, John
Barrowman and Karen Gillan. The TARDIS bathroom at The Way Station draws Doctor
Who fans from all over the world.
10. Urban Ecology Center – Milwaukee, Wisc.
The bathrooms at the Urban Ecology Center’s Riverside Park branch may
not look like anything special but they are truly unique! The bathrooms
are constructed out of reclaimed and recyclable materials to further
minimize the impact on the planet. All of the toilets are flushed with
rain water. Three 350-gallon cisterns store water that falls onto the
roof of the building and sends it to a pumping system that flush the
toilets. Kohler donated waterless urinals, which save 90,000 gallons of
water per year on average.
The ten finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal,
innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The winner will
receive the royal restroom treatment from Cintas with $2,500 in facility
services to keep their restrooms Ready for the Workday®.
Last year’s winner was the Town of Minturn, Colorado for its restroom
that resembles a passageway into a Rocky Mountain mine. You can decide
who will win this year by voting at www.bestrestroom.com/us.
For more information about the America’s Best Restroom contest, please
contact Christina Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Cintas Corporation:
Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 businesses of all types and
sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by
providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our
customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean,
safe and looking their best. With products and services including
uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products,
fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training,
Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered
in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq
Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the
Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
Mulberry Marketing Communications
Christina Alvarez, 214-720-5943