Shaw Club Hotel & Spa (in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.) named winner in Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

After compiling votes all summer, the winner of the 2014 Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom Contest is the Shaw Club Hotel & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. With its chic design and clear-to-clouded glass door technology, this ladies’ loo is more than just a clean washroom.

Says Cintas’ senior marketing manager Leslie Molin, “Each year we look for establishments that understand the importance of first impressions and the impact a clean and well-stocked restroom has on their business, and this year’s winner clearly demonstrates this critical message.” 

From the advanced technology to the glass infinity sink and feminine decor, the Shaw Club Hotel & Spa goes above and beyond to provide its customers with a one-of-a-kind experience.

“We are thrilled to present this award and this year’s prize of $2,500 in Cintas services to such a deserving establishment,” says Molin. “This prize will provide the Shaw Club with the tools and services it needs to maintain the facility at an award-winning level.”

Designed to feel more like a private club than a hotel, the sophistication found in the guest rooms at Shaw Club Hotel & Spa extends to all aspects of the venue, including the ladies’ washroom.

Says Jason Baumgartner, the Shaw Club Hotel & Spa’s sales and marketing manager, “We believe it is important to put care and design into a washroom so that it is not only functional, but aesthetically pleasing, and we often see the impact it has on the guests, as we hear women raving about the washroom to other female customers. They love the serene environment and elegant decor.” 

The 2014 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Thousands of votes were cast online through Sept, 30, which produced the following results:


First Place: Shaw Club Hotel & Spa Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

Second Place: Calgary Zoo Calgary, Alta.

Third Place: Vancouver Airport Vancouver, B.C.

Fourth Place: Patria Toronto, Ont.

Fifth Place: Planet Hollywood Niagara Falls, Ont.

Shaw Club Hotel & Spa and the Calgary Zoo will receive the coveted Canada’s Best Restroom plaques of recognition and secure their place in the Canada’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame.


Cintas Canada Ltd,, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ont., is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas Canada designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, and tile and carpet cleaning services to approximately 55,000 businesses in Canada. 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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