CINTAS Kicks Off 11th Annual America’s Best Restroom Contest

Do you own or operate an establishment with a restroom that gives guests a little more? Are you the creative mind behind a public restroom designed or customized to integrate function with fashion or to bring personality into a space where you least expect to see it? Or, are you the customer who appreciates a clean, well-maintained and tastefully designed washroom?

If so, CINTAS needs your help finding the best loo in the land! Nominate a deserving washroom online today at Ten finalists will be announced in August, at which time online voting will begin. The winner and runner-up will be revealed this fall and top vote-getters will secure a place in Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom Contest Hall of Fame.

Worthy nominees will compete for a chance to be crowned 2012 King of the Throne in the     11th annual Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom® Contest and revealed during a nationally publicized media event this fall.

The contest is open to any non-residential restroom in the U.S. that is accessible to the general public. Entries will be judged on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements.

Cintas launched the America’s Best Restroom Contest more than a decade ago to recognize establishments that place high value on hygiene and style in their public restrooms. “The condition of the restrooms in a restaurant, hotel or other public facility undoubtedly influences a customer’s overall experience,” said John Engel, Cintas Senior Marketing Manager.

Chicago’s famous Field Museum gained national media attention for its spacious and family-friendly restroom design, taking first place in the 2011 contest.  “It’s certainly had a positive effect on our staff, which in the end, affects business,” said Emily Waldren, who manages public relations for the Field Museum. “Our housekeeping and facilities staff are certainly the unsung heroes of the Museum, and this recognition was exciting for them–increasing morale. I believe that shows in their continued work,” Waldren said.

The 2011 runner-up was the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA. Third place went to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona.