Snowbasin Top 10 Finalist in America’s Best Restroom Contest

We have known for years that Snowbasin Resort offers the finest restroom facilities in the Mountain Resort Industry.  Now is your chance to let people know that Snowbasin has the best bathrooms in the nation by voting! See Official Press Release below:

Ten Finalists Chosen For 2011 America’s Best Restroom Contest
Public Voting Begins for Tenth Annual Awards Program Presented by Cintas Corporation
CINCINNATI, OH, August 1, 2011.- Will America’s next Best Restroom be nestled inside a 13th
century Tuscan castle and winery in Northern California? Will it feature silhouettes of birds in mid-flight?
How about a section of the Berlin Wall? These are just some of the spectacular images inside the ten
public bathrooms that will compete for the coveted title of America’s Best Restroom, the popular
contest sponsored by Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) and now in its tenth year.
The public is invited to vote for their top pick at www.bestrestroom.com through Monday,
September 19, 2011. The site takes visitors on a photographic tour of each facility and then
encourages them to choose their favorite. The winner will be announced this fall.
This year’s finalists for America’s Best Restroom are:
Finalist Location Restroom Features
Castello di Amorosa Winery Calistoga, California This restroom boasts hand-painted Italianstyle
frescoes. The sinks are custom made
from travertine imported from Tuscany, Italy.
The spigots reflect a common Castello theme
of dragons and gargoyles.
Don’s Johns Presidential
Luxury Restroom Trailer
Chantilly, Virginia This regal restroom trailer was actually set up
for President Obama during the 2009
Inauguration. It features granite counters and
shelves, black marbleized walls, wood panel
doors, and a hardwood-designed floor.
Climate-controlled heat and air conditioning
also guarantees to keep guests in maximum
comfort during their visit. The dual audio
system not only plays soothing music inside
for the visiting guests, but those waiting
outside can keep up with the event on an
exterior-mounted flat screen television!
The Field Museum Chicago, Illinois With two large family-friendly restrooms on the
ground floor, the Field Museum features
sufficient stalls and sinks, as well as ecofriendly
hand-dryers. The women’s restroom
has a special nursing room with a shut door,
sink, and small sofa for new mothers. The
women’s restroom also has a large “Tot Area”
with smaller toilets for its littlest guests.
Habana Outpost
Brooklyn, New York
The restrooms at Habana Outpost feature a
glass roof over-head with hanging plants and
the galvanized walls. The ‘green’ toilets flush
with rainwater! Water is collected through a
series of rain gutters and stored in a holding
tank where it is filtered and then redirected to
the toilets, saving thousands of gallons of
water every week. Architecture students
designed the system as part of a design
program called Urban Studio Brooklyn which
is part of the non-profit Habana Works.
The Joule Poule at the
Joule Dallas Hotel
Dallas, Texas This rooftop pool bathroom features an
outdoor shower that uses beautiful blue
mosaic tiles to depict others showering. The
cool color choices are intended to reflect the
clarity of blue water. The design is carried into
the restroom, which features contemporary
art, wood paneling, modern lighting and cloth
hand towels.
Main Street Station Casino Las Vegas, Nevada A graffiti-covered segment of the oppressive
wall that once separated East and West Berlin
now serves an appropriate function in the
gentlemen’s restroom in the main casino area,
as it holds the urinals.
Ninja New York New York, New York Diners are transported back to a 15th-century
Japanese village. And while their wait staff,
dressed as ninjas, may have some lethal
moves, it’s their toilet that will knock you dead
in your tracks. This bathroom is outfitted with a
control pad that operates seat warmers, a
water spray (that oscillates or pulsates) and a
built-in deodorizer and blow drier.
Renaissance Arlington
Capital View Hotel
Arlington, Virginia The use of light reflects the evidence of motion
throughout this elegant restroom. Walls ablaze
with sunset tones of orange and gold and
silhouettes of birds in mid-flight.
Scottsdale Center for the
Performing Arts
Scottsdale, Arizona This loo is sleek and modern with terrazzo
flooring, glass-tiled walls and spacious,
stainless steel stalls. An ingenious lighting
system continuously shifts the colors of the
space from cool blues and greens to warm
golds and reds.
Snowbasin Resort Huntsville, Utah Snowbasin’s restrooms feature Italian Carrera
marble, Barovier, Tosso & Moscatelli
chandeliers crafted from bronze and crystal,
floor to ceiling commodes, beautifully inlaid
African Anegre wood and hand-painted walls.
New this year, fans can conveniently vote from any web-enabled mobile device.
The mobile website is a fast and easy way to nominate a deserving restroom
while on the go.
You can also participate by visiting the America’s Best Restroom Facebook
page, Twitter account and YouTube Channel to post comments, receive contest
updates, share photos or upload videos; links to all three sites are on the contest
homepage.
Cintas created the America’s Best Restroom award in 2002 to honor those
businesses across America that place hygiene and style at the top of their priority
list. Proprietors recognize the parallel between clean restrooms and customer
retention. “We like to think of this contest as an entertaining way of drawing the
public’s attention to the very important issue of restroom hygiene,” says Cintas
Senior Marketing Manager Rich Bing. “People don’t think about this issue until
they walk into a poorly kept restroom, and then it matters. After that, the odds are
they won’t be back.”
Over the last decade, this contest has attracted tens of thousands of voters. The
2011 winner will receive a plaque of recognition and a coveted place in the
America’s Best Restroom “Hall of Fame” section of the program’s Web site.
Previous winners were:
2010 The Fountain on Locust St. Louis, Missouri
2009 Shoji Tabuchi Theatre Branson, Missouri
2008 Hermitage Hotel Nashville, Tennessee
2007 Jungle Jim’s International Market Fairfield, Ohio
2006 Wendell’s Restaurant Westerville, Ohio
2005 Fort Smith, Arkansas Airport Fort Smith, Arkansas
2004 Kohler Art Center Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2003 The Grand Casino Biloxi, Mississippi
2002 University of Notre Dame South Bend, Indiana
For more information about the Cintas Best Restroom Award and the 10 finalists,
contact the Survey Editor, Sabrina Zimring at (757) 456-5212.
About Cintas Corporation
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly
specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas designs, manufactures
and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance
mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire
protection services and document management services to approximately
800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq
National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard &
Poor’s 500 Index.
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