If I had to guess, I'd say that 9 out of 10 times, if someone is looking for a restroom, he or she is not going for the atmosphere. On that 10th time, however, if you feel the need to look for luxury accommodations, look no further than the WC 1 super-loo
. The luxury power room - a posher moniker than restroom - is 4,000-sq feet and will be located in central London, opposite Selfridges in Oxford Street, where a bouncer will stand guard and collect the £5 entry fee. There will be 19 cubicles, relaxing music and "considerate lighting," as well as marble-flooring, huge mirrors and a wide sale selection of toiletries, make-up and even aromatherapy products. The room will be well air-conditioned and the cubicles will be sanitized after every use.
The idea was from businesswoman Elaine Gennard, who plans to open several other luxury ladies' rooms in London, Leeds and Manchester. She is also considering the possibility of opening similar rooms for men.