America’s Best Toilets are Found in Chicago

Travel News — By Candice Walsh on December 28, 2011 at 7:00 am

In a world full of crappy toilets (pardon the pun), one facility is changing the face of public restrooms forever.

Yes, Chicago’s Field Museum is literally winning awards for their epic potty place: they recently won the 10th annual “America’s Best Restroom” contest, run by a restroom-supply company named Cintas.

Why? Well, they’ve got environmentally-sound faucets and driers, and everything is cleaned hourly. There’s even a night-sky ceiling to create a calming effect for children and presumably those who are having a restroom-related emergency. The ceiling is even soundproof! A “tot area” is available for younger kids, with smaller toilets, a nursing zone, and even a couch. You might as well move in.

This naturally brings to mind Hong Kong’s solid gold bathroom, with literally a throne fit for a king.

Previous winners of the prestigious “America’s Best Restroom” award were the Drake Hotel and the John Hancock Tower. This year, Chicago’s Field Museum beat out well known names like the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in Arizona and the Presidential Luxury restroom Trailer in Chantilly, Virginia.

Photo: UggBoy♥UggGirl/Flickr

However, we can’t help but wonder…how environmentally friendly is a bathroom that gets cleaned on an hourly basis? And what criteria do you have for judging America’s best restroom? Thoughts?

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