HPAC Magazine

Restroom superstars

February 1, 2014 | By Adey

Known for its spotless reputation, eco-friendly design, and geothermal heating and cooling technologies, the Valleyview Shell Super Station in northern Alberta has won Cintas’ Canada’s Best Restroom Contest in 2013.

The 8350-ft.2 convenience store serves between 2000 to 2500 customers per day, with employees checking the washroom every 20 to 30 minutes depending on the amount of traffic in the store. Featuring granite counters, solid adler wood stall doors with privacy glass panels, tiled walls, Victorian style semi-flush chandeliers, travertine floor tiles, and carved mirrors, the restrooms are a popular pit stop for travelers along Alberta’s Highway 43.

“The cleanliness and energy-saving design demonstrates how the staff at Valleyview Shell Super Station goes above and beyond to appeal to their customers,” said Leslie Molin, Cintas’ senior marketing manager.

Valleyview Shell Super Station manager Blake Sparks said his customers appreciate that they can count on the station for a clean place to stop and use the washroom. “People comment to our staff all the time about our
elegant décor in the washroom and the importance we place on the maintenance of our facility,” he said.

For winning first place the station received a Canada’s Best Restroom winner plaque from Cintas and a spot in its best restroom hall of fame.

Rounding out the top five finishers were: (2nd) Steamworks Brew Pub in Vancouver, BC; (3rd) CHOP Steakhouse in Richmond, BC; (4th) MoRoCo Chocolat in Toronto, ON; and (5th) Marche Restaurant in Toronto, ON.

 All 2013 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Votes were cast online through November 30, 2013. www.bestrestroom.com/canada



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