Town of Minturn Has America’s Best Restroom

Town of Minturn Has America’s Best Restroom

“Mine Passageway” Design Captures Victory in Cintas’ 14th Annual Contest

Minturn, CO/Cincinnati, OH – November 10, 2015 – America voted and decided that the Town of Minturn has the best public restroom in all the land. The restroom that resembles a passageway into a Rocky Mountain mine defeated a strong field of finalists in the 14th annual contest.

Officials in the Town of Minturn wanted to create functional art, and it took a committed team to make the project a reality: the local planning commission, town council, carpenters, public works department, concrete workers, steel artists and plumbers. The result is impressive “potty” for the town to celebrate.

As the 2015 winner, the Town of Minturn also receives a $2,500 credit to spend on Cintas services like restroom cleaning and supplies, Signature Series restroom dispensers, cleaning chemicals or wet mops for their restroom floors. The top three finalists win a complimentary Deep Clean of their restroom (valued up to $500).

“We’re excited to announce the Town of Minturn public restrooms as the 2015 Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom,” said Cintas’ Assistant Marketing Manager Jillian Bauer. “The town rallied together and showed the value of a restroom that’s creative and memorable for guests.”

Bauer visited Minturn on Tuesday, November 10 at 2 pm ET to present Mayor Hawkeye Flaherty with the 2015 award.

In the contest, which attracted thousands of online votes, America chose The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as the No. 2 place “to go.” Charleston Distilling in Charleston, South Carolina finished No. 3.

“Making the humble public restroom into functional art was both a design challenge and a joy,” said Janet Hawkinson, director of design and project management in Minturn. “We are gratified to be recognized for achieving that and for creating a project that reflects the uniqueness of the community.”

The 2015 contest attracted nominations from a wide range of businesses, including a wine bar, art museum, underground salt mine and a nursing suite inside a baseball stadium. Cintas selected the ten finalists based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements.

2015 America’s Best Restroom Contest Finalists

Charleston Distilling – Charleston, SC
Cibo Wine Bar – Miami, FL
The Fitton Center for the Arts – Hamilton, OH
Great American Ball Park – Cincinnati, OH
The Music Hall – Porsmouth, NH
OB Warehouse – Ocean Beach, CA
Perry Lakes Park – Marion, AL
The Salty Pig – Boston, MA
Strataca – Hutchinson, KS
Town of Minturn Public Restrooms – Minturn, CO

Minturn has now secured its place in the Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame. To view photos of previous winners, visit the America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame on the contest website at

Cintas launched the America’s Best Restroom Contest in 2002 to honor businesses across the country that consider hygiene and style top priorities.

“This project is a lot of fun and also conveys a critical message that restroom hygiene matters for good health and good business,” said Bauer. “We look forward to celebrating our 15th year in 2016 and invite the public to nominate their favorite facility online now.”

To nominate a restroom, go here.

For more information or to set up an interview, please contact Survey Editor Danny Rubin at 757-285-7617.

About Cintas:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, first aid and safety services and fire protection services. 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.