Voting On Best Restroom Set To Close
There is only one week left to cast a vote for the 2018 America’s Best Restroom contest. Hosted by Cintas Corporation, the contest highlights 10 stylish and clean public restrooms in the U.S. and will award the facility with the most votes $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom cleaning or facility management.
The public can vote for their favorite finalist here now through Sept. 18.
“We’ve seen an outpour of excitement and support from communities rallying behind their local finalist, resulting in thousands of votes so far,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “If you want your favorite loo to take home the crown, make sure you continue voting. We look forward to finding out who will win this year’s title."
The top 10 restrooms in this year’s America’s Best Restroom contest include:
Barrio – Chicago
After guests exit the women’s restrooms at Chicago’s trendy Mexican restaurant, Barrio, it’s common to hear the phrase: “Did you check out the bathroom? There’s a disco ball in there!” With colorful high heel patterned wallpaper and a hot pink ceiling, this restroom is the perfect place to freshen up, reapply lipstick and hit the streets of the Windy City.
Bryant Park – New York City
After a $270,000 renovation, the new and improved Bryant Park restroom offers its one million visitors per year an oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle. Full-time attendants, fresh flowers and classical music welcome the public with a luxurious experience. With sustainable fixtures, crown molding, cove lighting, glass mosaic details and tiles from around the globe, this Manhattan marvel is a site to behold.
Dream Hollywood Hotel – Hollywood, CA
The Dream Hollywood Hotel’s rooftop has a restroom that takes guests to new heights. With floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Observatory, these facilities allow visitors to gaze out at the city and take a postcard-worthy photo. Sleek subway tiles, long oval mirrors and golden globe lights surround a large granite island with deep sinks and modern faucets.
Green Bay Botanical Garden – Green Bay, Wis.
Nicknamed the “Hobbit House,” Green Bay Botanical Garden is home to a fun, playful and clean restroom facility straight out of a fantasy world. Located in its children’s garden area, the structure is built directly into the hill side to maintain a cool temperature and offer visitors a hill that showcases a perfect view of the gardens.
Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton – La Jolla, CA
Perched high on the 11th floor overlooking the stunning vistas of Southern California, the restroom at the Hotel La Jolla provides guests with a breathtaking view of La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego. Facing the coast, the large windows capture the natural, constantly changing ocean light, complementing the earth tones of the restroom interior.
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge – Sanibel, Fla.
Manatees, otters, alligators – oh my! The newest adventure at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge comes to life with restrooms that immerse you in underwater scenery. With life-size animal sculptures and photographic tile murals, these Learning Lavatories not only dazzle but educate visitors with interpretive messaging about local wildlife and saving the environment.
MI VIDA – Washington, D.C.
The restrooms at MI VIDA restaurant transport guests into a colorful, stylish and Instagram-worthy world. Hot pink doors pop against the hand-stenciled floors that pay tribute to Mexican folk art as aqua-grey penny tile ceilings shine from above. Sleek, brushed stainless steel plumbing fixtures and a cascading stream of blue light keeps the fiesta going even as guests freshen up.
Morgan Manufacturing – Chicago
The industrial elegance of the Morgan Manufacturing space located in the West Loop of Chicago extends to its massive restrooms. The generous, sleek spaces are outfitted with custom, glistening chandeliers made from repurposed pipes and crystals. With a modern concrete floor, tall stalls made from white marble partitions line half of the restroom walls while the other half is covered in mirrored subway tiles.
The Mud House – St. Louis, MO
Decorated with fun, local and eclectic antique pieces, this cozy café brings its artistic flair right into its restroom. With Monopoly, Sorry!, Clue, Scrabble and other classic board games plastered on the walls, it’s nearly impossible to be bored in this restroom! Surrounded by childhood board games and interesting vintage maps, this nostalgic bathroom is a memorable experience for all ages.
The Progress – San Francisco, CA
Wanting guests to feel as though they weren’t just walking into a restroom, but entering a sparkly drum set, the owners and designers of the restaurant used 250 pounds of glitter to achieve their mission. A thick layer of glitter coats the walls, floor and ceiling, creating a 360-degree sparkly, colorful restroom.
The 10 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements.
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