Zaragoza Delicias train station opened the doors of the first premium public restrooms in Aragon for travelers, thanks to the Dutch public restroom company One Hundred restrooms. With this opening, Zaragoza becomes the first city in the Aragonese region and the fourth in Spain to offer this type of service.
One Hundred already has facilities in Madrid Puerta de Atocha (the first in Spain) and Barcelona Sants since 2021; and during the first quarter of 2022 it has been implemented in Madrid Chamartín Clara Campoamor and Alacant-Terminal stations.
The aim of One Hundred restrooms is to redefine the standard of the ”toilet break” in crowded places such as train stations, service stations and shopping malls. The aim is to turn a moment that is sometimes stressful, due to the lack of adequate hygienic conditions, into a pleasant experience.
With the inauguration of this new space, One Hundred intends that each visit to the restroom will bring a few minutes of well-being to the customer in exchange for a fee of 1 euro. With the entrance ticket to the restrooms you will get a 15% discount on drinks at Lizarran and Pannus restaurants, located in the same station. ”We are excited to inaugurate the tenth and, for the moment, last unit in a Spanish station. We look forward to rolling out our new public restroom concept focused on comfort and well-being in more places in Spain,” explains Niels Bakker, general manager of One Hundred Spain. For its part, Adif Alta Velocidad states that the new restrooms aim to improve the quality of service to users.
The new restrooms at Zaragoza Delicias are divided into two units: one located in the departures area, with 38 m2, and the other in the arrivals area, also with 38 m2, both on the first floor of the station.
The toilets are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Contactless technology, which make this space clean and hygienic, including: automatic flush toilets, contactless faucets and soap dispensers, as well as no-touch lighting experience. The mirrors are smart and offer hygiene tips and real-time weather information. In addition, they display the station’s retail promotions that One Hundred customers have access to with their restroom ticket.
With the aim of achieving a holistic wellness experience, the design of the space is inspired by nature. A vertical garden of natural plants at the entrance welcomes users, creating a sense of being outdoors. The soft, organic shapes, photographs of forest landscapes and the fresh nature scent, along with the room’s audio, that plays bird sounds, provide a sense of relaxation.
Designed and fitted out with a high degree of eco-consciousness, the new restrooms are constructed with sustainable materials, feature energy-saving designs of up to 60% and are cleaned with environmentally friendly products. One Hundred’s strategic partners are Roca, Essity and Diversey, known for being pioneers in innovation and sustainability, as well as world leaders in their segments.
This opening is the latest of ten that the toilet company has launched between 2021 and 2022 in Spain, after winning the Adif Alta Velocidad tender to install restrooms in five of its main train stations: Madrid Puerta de Atocha, Barcelona Sants, Madrid Chamartín Clara Campoamor, Alacant-Terminal and Zaragoza Delicias.
76% of Spaniards refrain from entering public toilets in bars, train stations, or airports due to the lack of hygiene, according to a survey by the Sondea Institute. Market conditions and user expectations are changing rapidly, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has increased awareness of the health risks associated with hygiene in public spaces.
One Hundred restrooms is a company of Dutch origin that first landed in Spain in 2018, with the opening of its first facilities in the shopping center La Vaguada Madrid. It currently has a presence in Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp and St. Nicholas), Sweden (Stockholm) and the Netherlands, where it has already opened 7 of the 28 sites planned for 2021-2022 at TotalEnergies gas stations.