2. Bryant Park’s Luxury Bathroom
Bryant Park‘s already beautiful bathroom received a $300,000 makeover this April. Funded by the Bryant Park Corporation, the bathroom boasts Spanish and Italian tiles and fine “plein-air” art created by the park’s painters in residence. Fresh flowers and classical music set the tone for a uniquely pleasant public restaurant experience. Its outsides are striking, too, with its Beaux-Arts flourishes making it more reminiscent of a castle or church than a humble bathroom.
Its designers have done everything to ensure an optimally pleasurable experience. In addition to the flowers and art, the bathroom is temperature controlled and illuminated by LED lights.
About 1.2 million people use Bryant Park’s bathroom each year, and many return just to experience its opulence one more time.