Look!: World's Best Bathrooms

Look!: World's Best Bathrooms

Heather Blaha
Mar 20, 2007

The bathroom is always a fascinating place to check out when we are at a restaurant, bar, hotel, or in another city or country. It is one of those rooms that weighs heavily on our experience at any one place: if the bathroom, powder room, restroom, loo, etc. isn't clean and lovely, then it doesn't matter how great the rest of the experience is.

In thinking about this post, we so wish we had a list of notes to go back to of all of our favorite (public) bathrooms. But since there have been so many good mixed with so many bad ones over the years, we are drawing a blank. What we did discover is the Travel Channel's list of the World's Best Bathrooms. We certainly don't agree with them all, but the glimpse is fascinating nonetheless...

Above, Work of Art #2 "From the John Michael Kohler Arts Center: One of the six bathrooms conceived and designed as works of art at the Kohler Arts Center."

Best Bathrooms for Flirting: Club Sugar: "A peeper's paradise, the rest rooms at Club Sugar offer a compromising view."

Lam Sai Wing's Golden Bathroom: "Enter the Golden Bathroom at the 3-D Gold Store in Hong Kong, China. No expense was spared to create this monument to decadence."

We can't seem to find a date on this best of list, but we're guessing it needs an update.

What are some of your favorite bathrooms in Chicago (or in the world)? The fancy, the funky, the modern, the modest...tell us!

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