Town of Minturn Has America’s Best Restroom

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

MINTURN, Colo. & CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

Images of the Town of Minturn’s public restrooms as well as photos of
all ten finalists are available to
on Dropbox

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
Fitton Center for the Arts – Hamilton, OH
Great American Ball Park
– Cincinnati, OH
The Music Hall – Portsmouth, 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

“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

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.


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