Chicago's Field Museum has best restrooms

Oct. 20, 2011 at 7:18 PM

CINCINNATI, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Chicago's Field Museum won Cintas Corp.'s 10th annual "America's Best Restroom Award" Thursday.

"The Field Museum is honored to receive this award," said Field Museum Vice President of Finance Jim Croft, who oversaw the redesign of the restrooms. "Host to over 1.3 million visitors each year, the museum strives to give visitors the best service and exhibitions; we also feel this about the amenities and we are pleased to offer our guests these unique restrooms."

"The ceilings of the Field Museum's two large family-friendly restrooms feature artwork of a beautiful night sky, a calming image that also absorbs sound," Cintas said in a release. "The museum's two ground-floor facilities offer sufficient stalls and sinks, as well as eco-friendly automated water faucets and hand dryers. The women's restroom has a special nursing room with a door, sink and small sofa for mothers. The restrooms also feature a family-friendly 'tot area' with smaller toilets for its littlest guests."

"This contest is undoubtedly fun, but it also conveys a critical message that restroom hygiene matters -- for good health and good business," said John Engel, senior marketing manager for Cincinnati restroom hygiene products and services provider Cintas.

Second place went to the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Virginia, and third place went to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in Arizona.

Photos of the Field Museum's restrooms are posted at www.bestrestroom.com.

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