Total Netherlands pledges to ‘best highway toilet experience’
Total Netherlands and One Hundred Restrooms are joining forces to offer the best highway toilet experience. The new restrooms offer a new standard in safe and hygienic toilets and turn a toilet visit into an experience of well-being. Total is the first brand in the oil industry to opt for the new standard in public toilets.
Health and hygiene make this type of restrooms future-proof, especially in corona times, where these topics are increasingly important. The Netherlands is not the first market for Total to introduce the concept. Belgium, Spain, and Sweden, earlier embraced the future-proof toilet solution.
Hygiene, health, and comfort are the three cornerstones of the innovative concept, turning a toilet break into a five-minute wellness boost. Among the facilities offered are all kinds of touchless solutions: entrance payment, soap dispenser, tap, toilet flush…In short, toilets with a wow factor.
A green and red led light will indicate when a toilet is in use. The rooms will offer a zen-like atmosphere with well-insulated cabins, green walls, indirect lighting, a fresh scent, and bird sounds. Smart mirrors will inform travelers about traffic jams, weather conditions, or special offers in the shop while washing their hands.
Free health check
Some rooms will even offer a free health check: in less than two minutes, a smart balance will check the most important health parameters, like weight, length, body mass index, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation.
People will pay for a ticket at the entrance and get a ticket. The ticket can be used for a discount in the shop or free drinking water. It will indirectly increase the customer’s satisfaction level and the duration of stay. At the same time, it will function as a revenue booster.
The gas station market is changing, and so are customers. Filling up sessions are less frequent, especially since the curfew’s introduction, but one of the essential reasons to pop in is a toilet break.
“The advent of new energy sources and customers’ changing expectations push us to innovative and sustainable solutions,” says Geert Houbrechts, Total Netherlands’ retail director, in the press release. “Hygiene, safety, and sustainability are increasingly important for our customers.”
The first three Total highway stations where the One Hundred Restrooms will be implemented are Total Aurora in Leiderdorp (A4), Total Oudenhorst (A12), and Total Oudegein in Nieuwegein (A2). The opening is expected by the end of spring 2021.