Last year, the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville took home top loo honors, but 2009 is a whole different ballgame, judging by some of the nominees and their posh features:
· Shoji Tabuchi Theater in Branson, MO: Marble fireplaces, hand-carved mahogany pool table, antiques, lionís head sinks, leather chairs, stained glass and chandeliers. (pictured above)
· The Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL: Palm Tree murals, private suites, in-stall makeup tables, elegant sconces and an array of chandeliers
· Macy's Department Store in San Francisco, CA: Art deco design, featuring Italian marble, chandelier with carved ceiling medallion, and full-length stainless steel stall doors.
· Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY: Designed in the early 1930ís, restroom and lounges feature classic tile work, art deco furnishings and unique materials, including cork- covered walls.
· NOVA 535 in St. Petersburg, FL: Private restroom suites featuring full-length solid birch stall doors and Italian mocha travertine with black granite diamond inserts in a completely touch-less environment.
We've been to two of the above, but we're now damn determined to cross them all off; it's almost like being on a Travel Channel show. Head to the website to vote for your favorite, and perhaps the future will include more "touch-less" bathroom environments as a result.