"We hope to continue providing this gift to tourists and New Yorkers because we know how difficult it is to find a public restroom in the heart of the busiest city in the world during New Years Eve"
For the first time since its conception, the Charmin Restrooms were open
on New Years Eve from 12am to 2am, offering the crowd of millions in
Times Square a safe and clean bathroom haven after the 2009 ball dropped.
The millions who attended the New Year's Eve ball drop were asked by
police to stay in their designated area starting at 3 PM. The city does
not provide potable public restrooms for the festivities and nearby bars
and restaurants limit their facilities to customers only and often close
early in the evening. Due to the confined situation, some tourists have
admitted to wearing diapers to the event, while others have resorted to
using bottles to relieve themselves.
Charmin chose to open their 20 restrooms to offer relief to the many
individuals and families who had been waiting for hours to see the ball
"We hope to continue providing this gift to tourists and New Yorkers
because we know how difficult it is to find a public restroom in the
heart of the busiest city in the world during New Years Eve," stated
Jacques Hagopian, brand manager for Charmin.
More than one million consumers worldwide have experienced the 20
deluxe, ADA compliant, family-friendly public restrooms that are free
and fully staffed with attendants to clean each stall after every use.
Additional luxuries include baby changing stations, stroller parking,
seating areas, flat screen televisions, Charmin retail boutique, and new
family photo area equipped with printing station. The Charmin Restrooms
are located at 1540 Broadway in Times Square between west 45th and west
Charmin has been America's most popular bath tissue for more than 25
years. In the U.S., P&G offers Charmin Ultra Soft and Charmin Ultra
Strong -- super premium two-ply tissues; Charmin Basic -- a one-ply
tissue; Charmin Plus with lotion with aloe; and Charmin Freshmates --
adult flushable moist wipes. P&G also sells Charmin in Puerto Rico,
Canada, and Mexico. For more information on Charmin, visit http://www.charmin.com/
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