Cintas Officially Opens Nominations for 2022 America’s Best Restroom® Nationwide Contest

Cintas Officially Opens Nominations for 2022 America’s Best Restroom® Nationwide Contest

The public can submit nominations now through June 17th

CINCINNATI – April 11, 2022Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) is seeking Instagram-worthy public restrooms for its 2022 America’s Best Restroom® contest. The initiative celebrates businesses that develop and maintain exceptional restroom facilities. Anyone can submit a nomination now through June 17th at www.bestrestroom.com.

“Nearly three-quarters of Americans (74%) say dirty restrooms would cause them to have a negative perception of a business,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Facility cleanliness can impact the perception of a business. This annual contest highlights facilities that are making safety, cleanliness and hygiene a priority to provide a positive experience for their customers.”

Nominees for the contest will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Cintas will select 10 finalists and in July, the public will have the opportunity to vote for the 2022 grand prize winner. The restroom that receives the most votes will win a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas while also being recognized as a first-rate public restroom.

Last year’s winner, Two Cities Pizza in Mason, Ohio was crowned America’s Best Restroom for its restrooms designed to capture the atmosphere of New York and Chicago. The restroom is fully outfitted with a subway platform, train car, station stops playing over the speaker, authentic subway handles above the sinks, and even graffiti on the walls.

“We were overwhelmed by the national recognition we received throughout the contest,” said Christy Greves, Director of Brand Development, Two Cities Pizza Co. “We’re grateful to everyone who has visited our location to check out our award-winning restrooms.”

For contest updates, fun facts and restroom trivia, “follow” America’s Best Restroom on Twitter at twitter.com/BestRestroom and Facebook at facebook.com/bestrestroom.

For more information about the contest, please contact Brianna Fitzpatrick at bfitzpatrick@mulberrymc.com or (847) 340-5711.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean ProgramTM — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Crowns Ohio’s Two Cities Pizza as America’s Best Restroom®

Cintas Crowns Ohio’s Two Cities Pizza as America’s Best Restroom®

CINCINNATI — September 21, 2021 — No matter how you slice it, one facility stole a pizza the public’s heart. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is proud to name Two Cities Pizza in Mason, OH the winner of the 2021 America’s Best Restroom® contest. As this year’s winner, Two Cities Pizza will get to properly crown their golden thrones with prizes from Cintas. This includes a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom cleaning or facility management to keep their restrooms Ready for the Workday®, along with a coveted spot in the America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame.

Walking into Two Cities Pizza Company is nothing short of an experience. Two of America’s most iconic cities, New York and Chicago, live loudly in the decor and atmosphere of this concept restaurant. Taxis surround the building, steel girders line the ceiling, Wrigley Field is paid tribute to with an ivy wall and 400-foot marker, but the most talked about element of this brand aside from the pizza itself, is the New York City subway station. The restroom is fully outfitted with a subway platform, train car, station stops playing over the speaker, authentic subway handles above the sinks, and even graffiti on the walls. A properly taken selfie sent to a friend in New York is good enough to convince them you made a surprise visit to the Big Apple. Just make sure you get off at the right stop before your pizza gets cold.

“We’re thrilled to be voted by the public as America’s Best Restroom,” said Christy Greves, Director of Brand Development Two Cities Pizza Co. “We knew people loved our pizza and it’s great to know they feel the same way about our restrooms. We’re grateful to everyone who voted for us.”

In its 20th year, the America’s Best Restroom contest, hosted by Cintas, celebrates innovative and hygienic public restrooms across the country. Two Cities Pizza was one of 10 finalists that were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The public had the opportunity to vote for the following 10 finalists (in alphabetical order) between July 19th and August 20th at www.bestrestroom.com/us/:

  • Core24 GVL – Greenville, SC
  • Fancy Flush – Santa Rosa, CA
  • JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 – New York, New York
  • Nan Thai Fine Dining – Atlanta, GA
  • Planet Word – Washington, D.C.
  • Pump House – Kannapolis, NC
  • Steamboat Springs – Steamboat Springs, CO
  • The Fed Community – Clarkston, MI
  • Two Cities Pizza – Cincinnati, OH
  • William S. Craycraft Park – Mission Viejo, CA

“Maintaining high restroom hygiene standards is essential to meet customers’ heightened expectations of cleanliness,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “We’re proud to honor Two Cities Pizza for creating restrooms that are as memorable as they are clean.”

Last year, Colorado’s self-cleaning restroom in Bancroft Park took home the America’s Best Restroom title. The restrooms are set up to self-clean after every 30 uses, and a park maintenance supervisor is alerted via an app when toilet paper or other supplies are running low. The exterior is wrapped with historic photos and facts about the historic Old Colorado City neighborhood where it’s located.

Images and video from the winner presentation are available for download here. You can nominate a restroom for 2022 America’s Best Restroom contest here. For more information about the America’s Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe, and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean Program™ — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Selects the 2021 America’s Best Restroom® Contest Finalists

Cintas Selects the 2021 America’s Best Restroom® Contest Finalists

Vote for your favorite restroom now through August 20  

CINCINNATI — July 19, 2021 — Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is proud to announce the 10 finalists for the 2021 America’s Best Restroom® contest. The 20th annual contest celebrates innovative and hygienic public restrooms across the country. Now through August 20, the public is invited to vote for their favorite finalist at www.bestrestroom.com/us/.

“We’ve got a diverse list of facilities from across the county vying for the title of America’s Best Restroom,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “The public is expecting a higher hygiene standard in public restrooms, and we’re proud to spotlight these unique restrooms that are well-maintained without sacrificing aesthetic quality.”

The 2021 America’s Best Restroom finalists include:

Core24 GVL – Greenville, SC

The women’s restroom at Core 24 GVL are a vibe that combine street culture with art. Influenced by music, art, design and its guests, the restroom features a spray-painted mural that is the perfect backdrop for guests’ gym selfies. There is a plenty of counter space for guests to freshen up after a workout session. Once they are done, they can pose for another selfie in front of large flower wall with the gym’s logo in pink neon lights.

Fancy Flush – Santa Rosa, CA

Finally, a portable toilet that you’ll want to use – a mobile glamorous restroom inspired by tiny home cottages with a French Country flair featuring composite stone with board and batten siding, boxwood hedges, hand painted faux wood doors, and wrought iron finishes such as handles, sconces, stairs and various accessories. The beautiful, yet durable outside built to withstand the rigors of transportation. Then step inside not one, but two breathtaking, roomy restroom suites featuring vessel sinks, touchless faucets, air conditioning, heat, ambient music, adjustable color & dimmable lighting, countertop decor and a hospitality tray with hand towels & other toiletries. Imagine being at a festival, concert, outdoor wedding and wishing that you had the luxury and comfort of your bathroom at home only to find a portable restroom that rivals some of the most exquisite private bathrooms.

JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 – New York, New York

JFK Airport’s Terminal 4, operated by JFKIAT, newly renovated restrooms are the latest initiative in line with the Port Authority’s goal to make JFK a world-class airport. Located on the east side of the Customs Arrival Hall, and designed by Woods Bagot, they are easy to find, easy to clean, and a spacious 900 square feet. Framing the restroom entrance is a teal back-painted glass with graphics of iconic New York City landmarks. Mirroring the hue of the entrance, a teal penny tile feature wall draws users into the space. Inside, bright white terrazzo flooring, marbleized walls, and delicate wall sconces combine for a look and feel of understated elegance. Calcutta porcelain tile lines the women’s vanity area, and a thoughtful raised shelf behind the sink provides the perfect spot to freshen up after a long flight. Full height wood laminate partitions provide privacy and a touch of warmth to an otherwise clean, bright space.

Nan Thai Fine Dining – Atlanta, GA

For nearly two decades, Nan Thai Fine Dining guests in Atlanta, GA have raved about the “zen-like restrooms” inside the 14x Four Diamond Award-Winning restaurant. The red and gold colors inside the restroom emit an immediate feel of Asian luxury mixed with a peaceful, warm glow from candles, neatly folded towels, and elements of nature. The design is modern yet organic, making it the perfect trend that blends effortlessly into the scene.

Planet Word – Washington, D.C.

As a free museum in Washington, D.C. dedicated to renewing and inspiring a love of words, language, and reading, words are celebrated everywhere at Planet Word – even in the restrooms! Whether showcasing how to ask, “Where is the bathroom?” in multiple different languages, illustrating the many names for animal waste or poking fun with euphemisms and synonyms, Planet Word is flush with colorful bathroom humor.

Pump HouseKannapolis, NC

The Pump House on West Avenue in Kannapolis, NC is designed as a beautiful place to rest, relax and have fun. In the middle of a beautiful tree lined street the Pump House is surrounded by water fountains, lit by a rainbow of colors, urban swings, public art sculptures, murals, a putting green, entertainment stages, and fun inspirational quotes from children’s books. Vibrant outdoor furniture creates a great hang out spot right outside of the Pump House doors with numerous businesses, restaurants, and a brewery just a few steps away. It’s a great place for children and adults alike.  City staff keeps the area spotless – inside and out every day.

Steamboat Springs – Steamboat Springs, CO

Having a standalone public restroom downtown has been on the city’s wish list for several years. Now that dream is a reality. The public restroom in downtown Steamboat Springs utilized unique design elements for visual appeal. The two-pitch roof is butterfly-style, and the façade features multiple material types, steel cladding, board form concrete walls and glass blocks. The facility is heated year round and is open daily, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Fed Community – Clarkston, MI

The Fed Community wanted to go all out in an unexpected space and make its restrooms a conversation piece. Mixing unexpected colors, patterns and texture, the restrooms are bright and airy. They also feature affirmations to make patrons feel good. The space is a fun surprise for whomever opens the door.

Two Cities Pizza – Cincinnati, OH

Walking into Two Cities Pizza Company is nothing short of an experience. Two of America’s most iconic cities, New York and Chicago, live loudly in the decor and atmosphere of this concept restaurant. Taxis surround the building, steel girders line the ceiling, Wrigley Field is paid tribute to with an ivy wall and 400-foot marker, but the most talked about element of this brand aside from the pizza itself, is the New York City subway station. The restroom is fully outfitted with a subway platform, train car, station stops playing over the speaker, authentic subway handles above the sinks, and even graffiti on the walls. A properly taken selfie sent to a friend in New York is good enough to convince them you made a surprise visit to the Big Apple. Just make sure you get off at the right stop before your pizza gets cold.

William S. Craycraft Park – Mission Viejo, CA

This custom restroom features a custom tiled front alcove with exterior drinking fountains and water bottle filler. This large well-ventilated, multiple-occupant restroom design includes: 10 toilets, two urinals, and six sinks that will accommodate up-to 540 users per hour. To match the local architecture and neighborhood setting, the exterior walls were upgraded to create a high-end look with a mixture of finishes, including tile, brick, stained wood lap siding, and PRM cement-like stucco wainscot. The LED barn-style outdoor wall lights complemented the exterior finishes to give this restroom a modern, classy look.

The 10 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The winner will be honored with a place in the America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame and receive a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas.

Last year, the America’s Best Restroom award went to Bancroft Park in Colorado Springs, CO for its self-cleaning restrooms. The facility holds three restrooms, including an ADA-compliant option, and each comes with green, red and yellow lights to show availability.

Vote for your favorite restroom at www.bestrestroom.com/us/.

For more information about the America’s Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898. Images of the finalists are available here.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe, and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean Program™ — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Seeks Nominations for 20th Annual America’s Best Restroom® Nationwide Contest

Cintas Seeks Nominations for 20th Annual America’s Best Restroom® Nationwide Contest

The public can submit nominations now through June 18th

CINCINNATI – April 12, 2021 – Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) is seeking nominations for the 20th annual America’s Best Restroom® contest. The initiative celebrates businesses that develop and maintain exceptional restroom facilities. Anyone can submit their favorite restroom now through June 18th at www.bestrestroom.com.

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the public’s expectations for clean, well-maintained public restrooms are higher than ever,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Being named an America’s Best Restroom contest finalist demonstrates your business’ commitment to providing customers with a safe and clean restroom experience. Hygiene is king and we hope the public can help us identify facilities that are taking safety, cleanliness and hygiene to another level.”

Nominees for the contest will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Cintas will select 10 finalists and in July, the public will have the opportunity to vote for the 2021 grand prize winner. The restroom that receives the most votes will win a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas while also being recognized as a first-rate public restroom.

Last year’s winner, Colorado’s Bancroft Park was crowned America’s Best Restroom for its high-tech self-cleaning restrooms with automatic soap, water, and toilet paper dispensers.

“From becoming a finalist to winning it all, we were stunned by the national recognition we received throughout the contest,” said Karen Palus, director of Colorado Springs parks, recreation and cultural services. “We’re grateful for Cintas for helping us showcase our hygienic and memorable restrooms.”

For contest updates, fun facts and restroom trivia, “follow” America’s Best Restroom on Twitter at twitter.com/BestRestroom and Facebook at facebook.com/bestrestroom.

For more information about the contest, please contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or (708) 908-0898.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean ProgramTM — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Names Bancroft Park’s Self-Cleaning Restrooms America’s Best Restroom®

Cintas Names Bancroft Park’s Self-Cleaning Restrooms America’s Best Restroom®

CINCINNATI — November 19, 2020 — Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is proud to name the TikTok-famous restroom at Bancroft Park in Colorado Springs, CO the winner of the 2020 America’s Best Restroom® contest. As this year’s winner, the City of Colorado Springs will get to properly crown their golden thrones with prizes from Cintas. This includes a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom cleaning or facility management to keep their restrooms Ready for the Workday®, along with a coveted spot in the America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame.

The self-cleaning restroom in Bancroft Park is a welcome amenity for residents and visitors who are seeking a clean park facility. It holds three restrooms, including an ADA-compliant option, and each comes with green, red and yellow lights to show availability. Soap, water, toilet paper and a dryer are all activated with the wave of a hand. The restrooms are set up to self-clean after every 30 uses, and a park maintenance supervisor is alerted via an app when toilet paper or other supplies are running low. The exterior is wrapped with historic photos and facts about the historic Old Colorado City neighborhood where it’s located.

“We’re very proud to win this award since opening these new restrooms just a few short months ago,” said Karen Palus, Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services director. “The amount of recognition we’ve received is a testament to the value people place in hygienic and memorable public restrooms. We’re grateful for everyone who voted for our facility.”

In its 19th year, the America’s Best Restroom contest, hosted by Cintas, celebrates innovative and hygienic public restrooms across the country. Bancroft Park was one of 10 finalists that were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The public had the opportunity to vote for the following 10 finalists (in alphabetical order) between September 24th and October 19th at www.bestrestroom.com/us/:

  • AirTrain JFK’S Jamaica Station – New York, NY
  • Bancroft Park – Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • DFW Airport – DFW Airport, Texas
  • Gaslight Bar & Grill – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Greeley Square Park – New York, New York
  • Kimpton Muse Hotel – New York, New York
  • Portland Japanese Garden – Portland, Oregon
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts – Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Swift’s Attic – Austin, Texas
  • The Guild Hotel – San Diego, California

“With the COVID-19 pandemic, occupant expectations are higher than they’ve ever been,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “We’re proud to honor the City of Colorado Springs with this award as they’ve implemented technology to make cleaning a priority at their unique restrooms.”

Last year, the America’s Best Restroom award went to the Nashville Zoo for featuring two innovative exhibits. The men’s Entry Village restroom is home to a Boelen’s python, and the women’s restroom in Expedition Peru is the home to the Zoo’s family of six cotton-top tamarins, a critically endangered primate species from South America.

You can nominate a restroom for the 20th annual America’s Best Restroom contest here. For more information about the America’s Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million 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, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index

Cintas Reveals the 2020 America’s Best Restroom® Contest Finalists

Cintas Reveals the 2020 America’s Best Restroom® Contest Finalists

Vote for your favorite restroom now through October 19th  

CINCINNATI — September 23, 2020 — Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is proud to announce the 10 finalists for the 2020 America’s Best Restroom® contest. The 19th annual contest celebrates innovative and hygienic public restrooms across the country. Now through Oct. 19th the public is invited to vote for their favorite finalist at www.bestrestroom.com/us/.

“This year’s contest recognizes a wide range of finalists, each offering a one-of-a-kind restroom experience with the latest technology or imaginative decor,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of clean restrooms to the forefront, we’re proud to spotlight these unique and well-maintained restrooms that provide comfortable spaces for guests.”

The 2020 America’s Best Restroom Finalists include:

AirTrain JFK’S Jamaica Station – New York, NY

The new, spacious restrooms at AirTrain JFK’s Jamaica Station are equipped with modern designs and are nearly three times as large as the previous restrooms, with wider stalls to account for travelers’ luggage. Both men’s and women’s rooms are equipped with changing tables for families traveling with small children. In addition, the Port Authority has added a spacious family-friendly restroom to provide more options for those traveling with family members of all ages.

Bancroft Park – Colorado Springs, Colorado

What citizens always want in parks is a restroom that’s clean, which is why the Bancroft Park self-cleaning restrooms is the perfect solution. The facility holds three restrooms, including an ADA-compliant option, and each comes with green, red and yellow lights to show availability. Soap, water, toilet paper and a dryer are all activated with the wave of a hand. The restrooms are set up to self-clean after every 30 uses, and a park maintenance supervisor is alerted via an app when toilet paper or other supplies are running low.

DFW Airport – DFW Airport, Texas

The DFW Airport integrated smart restroom technology into all of its gate-side restrooms to include aesthetically pleasing fixtures, touch free dispensing, consumable tracking, and other smart restroom features, allowing staff to operate on demand, rather than a time-scheduled approach for making sure the bathrooms are cleaned and well stocked. Digital signage outside each restroom tells guests how many stalls are open, when cleaning is in progress, and indicator lights inside let them know which stalls are available. These features will help with social distancing efforts during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as data for the cleaning staff to efficiently manage increased cleaning protocols.

Gaslight Bar & Grill – Cincinnati, OH

The restrooms in Gaslight Bar & Grill are a mix of classic and new, like the restaurant and the former library in Clifton, OH. Classic Bianco Onion marble tile on the walls compliment the white/grey flower mosaic tile floor in the women’s restroom and the large scale dark gray stone floor tile in the men’s restroom. Copper flecked stone like sink counters, beveled glass mirrors, as well as gold wallpaper and wall sconce lights add sparkle. Contrasts of black iron details and custom wood partitions and doors provide classic world touches. Touchless faucets and trash cans are sleek and hygienic combining the best of modern and classic. The mix of materials, textures and details reflect the attention given by the owners and chef to the Gaslight Bar & Grill.

Greeley Square Park – New York, New York: Situated in Greeley Square Park and named for the American newspaper editor and publisher and politician Horace Greeley, the park’s restroom takes stand-alone outdoor facilities to new heights. Built and maintained by the 34th Street Partnership, a non-profit business improvement district, the Greeley restroom hosts hundreds of visitors daily, including local workers, tourists, and shoppers. The restroom was renovated in January 2019 and its amenities include historic photographs, classical music, rotating seat covers, full-time attendant, Italian tile, fresh flowers, and an HVAC system for seasonal climate control.

Kimpton Muse Hotel – New York City, New York

The bathrooms at the Kimpton Muse Hotel allow guests and diners at the adjacent Muse Bar to pick a stall according to their personality or mood. There are six “sin-inspired” unisex stalls, each with a different theme and jaw-dropping design scheme: Glam, Vain, Rebel, Passion, Macho, and Envy. Upon entering the white restroom area – meant to represent purgatory – each stall opens directly into a common lounge area designed accordingly to its name.

Portland Japanese Garden – Portland, Oregon

Portland Japanese Garden’s restroom strikes the perfect balance between practical and beautiful. Located in the Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center, all materials in the bathroom – from the texture of the tiles to the design of the fixtures – were chosen for their standalone beauty, as well as functional works of art. These understated shaped and forms are aligned with the Japanese aesthetic of minimalism and with the qualities of a Japanese garden, which helps the mind and body feel serene and tranquil, even in the most vulnerable state of being.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts – Scottsdale, Arizona

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is accustomed to standing ovations for the world-class artists who grace its stage each season, but a 2005 renovation of its restrooms has likewise earned rave reviews. Designed by award-winning Scottsdale architect John Douglas, the Center’s upgraded restrooms are sleek and modern with terrazzo flooring, glass-tiled walls and a generous number of spacious, stainless-steel stalls that offer maximum privacy. Both men’s and women’s restrooms are fully accessible and feature changing stations. An ingenious lighting system can be custom programmed for certain demographics or holidays such as LGBTQ events. Mindful of the Center’s arid setting, the facility includes environmentally friendly, low-flow faucets and toilets to conserve water.

Swift’s Attic – Austin, Texas

Built to be comfortable yet exciting, the Swift’s Attic restrooms designed to accent the spaces natural historic beauty and character while bringing modern elements and conveniences to its guests. The Gothic-style restrooms feature floral-patterned sinks, antique light fixtures and gold and black striped wallpaper.

The Guild Hotel – San Diego, California

The building originally opened in 1924 and served as the Army/Navy YMCA but was reborn in 2019 as The Guild Hotel. The bathrooms located conveniently off the lobby space provide guests a clean and welcoming experience. The beautiful marble sink in both the men’s and women’s restroom have a stunning visual appeal. This coupled with the tastefully decorated lighting and mirror will welcome any smile.

 

The 10 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The winner will be honored with a place in the America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame and receive a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas.

Last year, the America’s Best Restroom award went to the Nashville Zoo for featuring two innovative exhibits. The men’s Entry Village restroom is home to a Boelen’s python, and the women’s restroom in Expedition Peru is the home to the Zoo’s family of six cotton-top tamarins, a critically endangered primate species from South America.

Vote for your favorite restroom at www.bestrestroom.com/us/.

For more information about the America’s Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898. Images of the finalists are available here.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million 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, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Launches Annual America’s Best Restroom® Nationwide Contest

The public can submit nominations now through August 14th

CINCINNATI – June 29, 2020 – Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) is now accepting nominations for its 19th annual America’s Best Restroom® contest, which shines a spotlight on deserving public restrooms. The public can submit their favorite restroom now through August 14th at www.bestrestroom.com.

“Now more than ever, people value clean, well-maintained public restrooms,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Businesses everywhere are re-evaluating their cleaning protocols and taking precautions to limit the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. In fact, almost three-quarters (70%) of Americans say they have made a conscious effort to select a specific business because it has restrooms that are cleaner and better maintained[1].”

Nominations will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Ten finalists will be announced in September of 2020, and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist. The winner will receive a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas while also being recognized as a first-rate public restroom.

Last year, the Nashville Zoo was crowned America’s Best Restroom for featuring two innovative exhibits. The women’s restroom in Expedition Peru’s is the home to the Zoo’s family of six cotton-top tamarins, a critically endangered primate species from South America. The men’s Entry Village restroom is home to a Boelen’s python.

“We were honored to be recognized by Cintas and the public as America’s Best Restroom,” said Rick Schwartz, President and CEO of the Nashville Zoo. “This award reinforces the impact restrooms have on guests. We look forward to including more “surprise” exhibits in the future.”

For contest updates, fun facts and restroom trivia, “follow” America’s Best Restroom on Twitter at twitter.com/BestRestroom and Facebook at facebook.com/bestrestroom.

For more information about the contest, please contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or (708) 908-0898.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million 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, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

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No Lion, Cintas Crowns Nashville Zoo America’s Best Restroom®

The Nashville Zoo will receive $2,500 from Cintas

NASHVILLE, TN – Oct. 22, 2019 – The public was not monkeying around when it came to choosing their favorite restroom. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today named Nashville Zoo in Nashville, Tennessee the winner of the 2019 America’s Best Restroom® contest. As this year’s winner, Nashville Zoo will get to properly crown their golden thrones with prizes from Cintas. This includes $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom cleaning or facility management to keep their restrooms Ready for the Workday®, along with a lifetime supply of bathroom bragging rights.

“We’re thrilled to earn the title of America’s Best Restroom,” said Rick Schwartz, President and CEO of the Nashville Zoo. “As one of the top tourist attractions in Tennessee, we saw our restrooms as an opportunity to educate visitors and allow their trip to the zoo to continue even during a bathroom break. We wanted our restrooms to create dialogue and conversation, and it worked better than expected.”

Inside, the Nashville Zoo restrooms offer more than meets the eye. Nashville Zoo’s Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear women’s restroom features a floor-to-ceiling glass window through which a family of six cotton-top tamarins are visible. This extravagant indoor exhibit features these critically endangered primates and all their antics. Meanwhile, Nashville Zoo’s Entry Village men’s restroom features a floor-to-ceiling glass window with a view of the Boelen’s python snake exhibit. Images and b-roll footage of the Nashville Zoo’s restrooms are available here.

“The Nashville Zoo was able to turn its public restrooms into another attraction, and the public responded in a very positive way,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Public restrooms meet many needs, so it’s important that they’re not only clean, and well-maintained, but also memorable because it can impact the success of your business.”

Cintas revealed the 10 contest finalists on August 5th and opened voting to the public through September 13th. The other finalists in the 2019 America’s Best Restroom contest included:

  • Butcher and the Brewer – Cleveland, OH
  • Jianna Restaurant – Greenville, SC
  • Jupiter Next – Portland, OR
  • La Belle Helene – Charlotte, NC
  • LaGuardia Airport – New York City
  • Mourad – San Francisco, CA
  • Natick Mall – Natick, MA
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York City
  • Sea-Tac Airport – Seattle, WA

The 10 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. You can nominate a restroom for the 2020 contest here.

For more information about the contest, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708–908–0898.

About Cintas Corporation: Cintas Corporation helps more than one million 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, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday ®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Opens Voting for the America’s Best Restroom® Contest Finalists

The polls are open to the public now through Sept. 13

CINCINNATI – Aug. 5, 2019 – Featuring the best of the best, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is proud to reveal the ten finalists in this year’s America’s Best Restroom® contest. The public is invited to vote for their favorite restroom at www.bestrestroom.com, now through Sept. 13. The 18th annual contest celebrates public restrooms across the country that go above and beyond to provide unique and clean facilities for guests.

“From a sophisticated French brasserie to a restroom that’s literally a zoo, each of this year’s finalists offer cleanliness and unique design elements worthy of any Instagram selfie,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “We’re proud to spotlight businesses that provide quirky, well-maintained restrooms that are as creative as they are clean. These finalists understand the importance of ensuring patrons leave the restroom with a positive, lasting impression.”

Without further ado, the 2019 America’s Best Restroom Finalists include:

  • Butcher and the Brewer – Cleveland, Ohio
    The atmosphere at Butcher and the Brewer is unique, including its restrooms. The restrooms feature a common entryway. A green subway–tiled accent wall pops against a white communal sink which is centered between private stalls with men’s stalls on the right, women on the left.
  • Jianna Restaurant – Greenville, South Carolina
    Each of the four single–user washrooms embrace different visions that come to mind of Italian culture with distinctive personality and flair. Picture an old-world town square with cobblestone streets and rustic charm, another that reflects Italy’s beautiful seacoast and the fresh salt air. While one transports you to sipping delicious local limoncello and finally the last conjures up images of racy red sports cars on winding hairpin roads. All materials including tile, wallcovering, accessories and lighting were specifically chosen to reflect the character of each space to transport the guest to their own Italian daydream.
  • Jupiter Next – Portland, Oregon
    The restrooms at this Portland hotel include seven stalls with floor–to–ceiling, gray stone-paneled walls. The stalls are arranged in a semicircle around a trough-style shared sink. Other features include gold faucets and candelabra light fixtures with soft, dim lighting.
  • La Belle Helene – Charlotte, North Carolina
    La Belle Helene is Charlotte’s most beautiful French brasserie, located in the heart of the city. The ambiance, in every detail, is authentically French, designed by renowned Parisian architect and designer Richard LaFond. From the black and white tiles to the unique murals, soft lighting, and classic bronze elements, these touches are nods to the countless eateries tucked within the streets of the famous City of Lights. La Belle Helene’s unisex restroom vanity offers a shared space for all guests to do more than just wash their hands. A hand-painted mural reflected in the vanity mirror offers a backdrop – for selfies, of course, and the space has been named Charlotte’s most beautiful bathroom time over time.
  • LaGuardia Airport Terminal B – New York City, New York
    LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), the private entity rebuilding LaGuardia’s Terminal B, is dedicated to reimagining what a top–class visitor experience for travelers entails – and high–quality restrooms are a key part of that experience. LGP worked with designers to build a restroom that reflects their vision for a 21st century terminal, emphasizing efficiency, aesthetics and innovation. The stalls are deeper and wider to allow passengers to easily bring in luggage and close the door behind them. Prioritizing cleanliness, the restrooms in the new Terminal B are designed to be as hands–free as possible. The sinks are trough–style with a raised counter above. The restrooms even incorporate live orchids, custom mosaic tiles at the entryway and over the urinals, as well as graphics depicting New York City on the stall doors.
  • Mourad – San Francisco, California
    Designed by Olle Lundberg, the restrooms at Mourad feature elements of traditional Moroccan design with a modern interpretation. The restrooms capture Morocco and San Francisco in a space that celebrates old and new, tradition and innovation. Each of the fully enclosed stalls is decorated in a different color of floor–to–ceiling Moroccan mosaic tile. The stalls also feature a marble shelf and mirror and open to a communal marble–countertop sink.
  • Nashville Zoo – Nashville, Tennessee
    Nashville Zoo’s Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear women’s restroom offers more than meets the eye. Visible through a floor–to–ceiling glass window are a family of six cotton–top tamarins. This lush indoor exhibit features these critically endangered primates and all their antics. Meanwhile, Nashville Zoo’s Entry Village men’s restroom features floor–to–ceiling glass window with a view of the ball python snake exhibit.
  • Natick Mall – Natick, Massachusetts The Natick Mall restrooms include a waiting room with a chandelier centered above. They also feature makeup stations and two private changing/nursing rooms with a lounge chair and outlets. Each stall also includes a marble shelf to hold your bag.
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York City, New York
    In December 2007, the New Museum opened its distinct building designed by the Pritzker Prize–winning architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA. Located at 235 Bowery, the building is distinguished by its minimalist design. For the restrooms, the Tokyo–based architects selected a super–graphic pattern of pixilated cherry blossoms juxtaposed against hotly hued fields of orange and turquoise, covering the bathroom walls.
  • Sea–Tac Airport North Satellite Terminal – Seattle, Washington
    The new North Satellite Terminal at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is part of the first stage of the $658.3m North Satellite Modernization Project. The restrooms feature automatic soap dispensers, quartz multi–station lavatories and flushing fixtures served by a rainwater harvest system that will provide 750,000 gallons annually to the restrooms. Additionally, there are separate sinks inside the ADA stalls and family restrooms with adult changing tables. All restrooms are co–located with custodial support closets to enable keeping the restrooms Opening Day Fresh!

The ten finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The winner will be honored with a place in the America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame and $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

Last year’s winner, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Florida, received the most votes for its wild restrooms that feature tarpon, otter, osprey, and sea turtle sculptures, providing an underwater wildlife illusion.

Vote for your favorite loo at www.bestrestroom.com.

For more information about the America’s Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708–908–0898.

About Cintas Corporation: Cintas Corporation helps more than one million 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, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Opens Nominations in the 18th Annual America’s Best Restroom® Contest

The public can submit nominations now through July 12

CINCINNATI – April 9, 2019 – The search for stellar stalls begins! Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), today officially opened nominations for the 18th annual America’s Best Restroom® contest. The contest is open to any non-residential restroom in the U.S. that is accessible to the public. The public can submit their favorite restroom now through July 12 at www.bestrestroom.com. The winner will receive $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas while also being recognized as a first-rate public restroom.

“There’s nothing worse than visiting a public restroom where the hygiene is questionable and the decor is less than delightful, so we’re looking for first-rate facilities that are not only clean and functional, but decked out in design features too,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Good or bad, restrooms can have a real impact on a business’ bottom line. This contest recognizes businesses that understand the crucial role clean and innovative restrooms play in the overall customer experience.”

Nominations will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Ten finalists will be announced in August of 2019, and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist.

Last year, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge took home the top toilet prize for its wild restrooms that feature tarpon, otter, osprey, and sea turtle sculptures, providing an underwater wildlife illusion. These “Learning Lavatories” dazzle with close-up professional bird photos that wrap stall doors, but also educate along the walk with interpretive messaging about the wildlife and saving the environment.

“We take great pride in being named America’s Best Restroom and the national recognition our national wildlife refuge received thanks to the contest,” said Toni Westland, Supervisor Refuge Ranger, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. “We’re grateful to Cintas for hosting a contest that recognizes the extra effort we put into making our restrooms educational and memorable.”

For contest updates, fun facts and restroom trivia, “follow” America’s Best Restroom on Twitter at twitter.com/BestRestroom and Facebook at facebook.com/bestrestroom.

For more information about the contest, please contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or (708) 908-0898.

About Cintas Corporation: Cintas Corporation helps more than one million 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, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.