A Regal Restroom

zefflowres1Las Vegas hotels and casinos are known for their lavish, over-the-top decor and design elements and sometimes that even extends to the restrooms.

There’s actually a contest to choose “America’s Best Public Restroom” and a Vegas venue is in the running for the top prize this year.

Zeffirino Ristorante at the Venetian has been nominated for its custom-made mosaic tile artwork, Carra marble floors, Venetian plaster, Murano glass chandeliers and washbasins, limestone water fountain and private restroom suites.

According to a press release, the finalists in the America’s Best Restroom VIII contest, sponsored by Cintas Corporation, “have established a new standard for restroom quality. These washrooms are testaments to their proprietors’ sense of taste, flair and attention to detail, and feature some of the world’s finest materials and customer comforts as well as a few surprises.”
The winner will be announced in August.


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