ONE HUNDRED RESTROOMS WINS ADIF TENDER
Future proof restroom experience for travelers in Spain
Amsterdam, 08 March 2021— ONE HUNDRED restrooms has won the tender for the lease and operation of ten paid restroom facilities at the five main ADIF-Alta Velocidad stations. The first future proof restrooms are scheduled to open in June 2021.
Health & Hygiene are not the first things that come to mind when visiting a public restroom at a train station. But at the five main stations in Spain travelers will soon be able to visit the first store of ONE HUNDRED restrooms and leave healthier and without any hygiene concerns. ONE HUNDRED restrooms offers visitors services to “Relieve, Refresh, Reload” that turns a toilet visit from a necessary evil into a reviving micro break. The five stations that will get the new facilities are: Barcelona Sants, Madrid Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, Zaragoza Delicias and Alicante.
Niels Bakker, Managing Director ONE HUNDRED Iberia comments: “This is very exciting news for ONE HUNDRED, our partners and the public who use these services whilst travelling. It means a significant step for ONE HUNDRED in view of our ambition to become the number 1 toilet operator within the European market. Spain is an important market for us, as we launched our concept in Madrid, and the ADIF project will be one of our biggest operations. We are looking forward to contributing with this project and introduce the new standard in public restrooms to travelers of ADIF-Alta Velocidad.”
The new standard
The facilities will include many new features beside the design, experience and cleanliness. With cutting-edge technology, health-check areas, a hydration station and other inclusive services like stoma cleaning and nurseries, that make a difference to the well-being of visitors. All designed and equipped with a high degree of environmental awareness and innovation. ONE HUNDRED is supported by strategic blue-chip partners: Essity, a global leader in hygiene and health; Spanish established Roca, who is world leader in the production and marketing of bathroom products; and Diversey, a leading company in the supply of intelligent and sustainable solutions for cleaning and hygiene.
Station of the future
Market conditions and customer expectations of a clean toilet break are changing rapidly as are the requirements to meet those expectations. A recent research shows that due to Covid-19 60% will evaluate the presence of high-quality, hygienic toilet facilities in public spaces more critically. Also, it is anticipated that people are taking an even greater interest in their health and preventive well-being. Today’s stations are largely functional and used primarily as “transit spaces”. The station of the future will focus more on becoming a “destination” with an appealing range of high-quality services for retail, food and well-being, making it an attractive place to spend time.
ONE HUNDRED is all about operational excellence. Especially in busy locations such as train stations, this is of fundamental importance. At ONE HUNDRED, the focus is on innovations and strategic alliances to ensure continuous development underpins and contributes to the operational excellence processes. Using over 10 years of industry experience and focusing on the top 20 significant issues of the past has set the core foundation for the award winning design and data driven operations that manifest into an industry leading customer and partner experience.
About ONE HUNDRED restrooms
ONE HUNDRED restrooms is a Dutch company, co-founded by entrepreneurs who were previously involved in the successful European roll-out of 2theloo. ONE HUNDRED restrooms wants to change a toilet visit at petrol stations, train stations, shopping centers and other high traffic locations from a stressful experience to a moment of well-being. Next to a modern interior in which hygiene and comfort are central, the location is equipped with interactive modules aimed at well-being of visitors. ONE HUNDRED’s strategic partners: Roca, Essity and Diversey, are known for their pioneering role in innovation and sustainability. ONE HUNDRED restrooms is a smart restroom concept; data and technology play a central role in the visitor experience and intelligent operational processes. ONE HUNDRED restrooms is on the verge of a large European roll-out with various operational partners.
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