Fancy a flush?
No one needs a fancy desk or a posh company car to take care of business, but you’ll never find a boss, a secretary, or even an intern complaining about those sweet little perks. The same is true for taking care of business on these high-end toilets. Does anyone really need a heated seat for a morning constitutional? Is a remote control really necessary for doing your duties? Can motion sensor flush features and Bluetooth speakers really improve your time on the can? We’ll let you be the judge of that. Check out these fancy and high-tech toilets to get privy on toilets around the world.
Daelim DB-900 Toilet
WHERE: Seoul, South Korea
The Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel in Seoul was one of the first to install the DB-900 Toilet by Daelim, a smart toilet with motion-detecting sensors and high-tech features. The toilet is used in all 133 guestrooms at this super modern hotel, where features like an automatic seat cover opens and closes to greet guests as they enter the bathroom. A large LCD remote control mounts adjacent to the toilet with buttons to facilitate cleaning, activate bidet functions with position and pressure adjustments, control the heated seat temperature, and activate deodorizing or hot air drying functions.
WHERE: Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland’s spa town of Bad Ragaz is known for the healing thermal waters that flow from the Tamina Gorge and feed the pools and spas of this expansive 150-year-old luxury resort. Every suite within this Leading Hotel of the World’s Spa Suite tower is completely fed by the thermal water, and comes standard with high-tech Geberit AquaClean smart toilets. The toilets feature heated seats and a hand-held remote control that allows users to adjust functions like bidet pressure, location, and drying power.
DXV SpaLet AT200
WHERE: Portland, Oregon
The Portland Japanese Garden is more than a pretty landscape; the garden seeks to act as a bridge between Japanese and American culture by providing an authentic Japanese experience on American soil. Everything within the garden was selected with careful intention, from the plants within the garden to the gates and structures that guide visitors through the grounds. Even the washrooms give a nod to Japanese culture, where high-tech Japanese toilets were installed in the men’s and women’s restrooms in 2017. The DXV SpaLet AT200 is one of Japan’s most water-efficient toilets, with automatic open/close heated seats, a convenient deodorizer, a two-nozzle water spray with massage capabilities and customizable positioning, dual flush options, and a soft night-light for after-hours use.
Sun-Mar Composting Toilet
WHERE: Hamilton, Ohio
When the Chrisholm Historic Farmstead was built back in 1874 by Samuel Augspurger, a leading member of his Amish-Mennonite community, there was no indoor plumbing. Which is why, when this farmstead underwent historical preservation, the choice to remain off-grid was crucial for maintaining its spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The 17-acre property is home to a LEED-certified restroom, with a single Sun-Mar Centrex Composting Toilet. The restroom is located by the main parking area near the nature playscape, where a sign explains how to use the cutting-edge green technology inside. The toilet eliminates the need for water (the biggest source of toilet waste) or chemicals by using advanced technology that evaporates and composts human waste in an odor-free bio-drum installed beneath the ground.
Duravit SensoWash Starck Shower-Toilet
WHERE: Copenhagen, Denmark
Designed by one of the world’s most beloved designers, Philippe Starck, the Duravit SensoWash Starck Shower-Toilet’s sleek design makes it one of the most beautiful and high-tech thrones on the market. The toilet can be found inside the Tivoli Hotel in Copenhagen, where guests are able to control the nozzle position and jet strength of the rear, front, and oscillating wash functions via remote control. The remote can also store up to two user profiles, where programmable functions like seat surface temperature and air drying pressure can be saved. Starck’s design includes a power actuated lid and seat, as well as a night light and a self-cleaning wand for easy maintenance.
Toto Neorest DH1
WHERE: Tokyo, Japan
In a city that prizes technology and cleanliness, smart toilets have become the norm inside many hotels and restaurants throughout Tokyo. While many of the toilets can best be described as functional—with bidet options and sterilization features built in—the toilets at the Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo are among the few upscale versions in the city. When the hotel opened in 2018, it did so with Toto Neorest DH1 toilets in every guestroom washroom. The toilets feature a super sleek and modern look with remote control functions for controlling water flow, bidet pressure, and even water usage to help prevent unnecessary water waste.
Kohler Numi 2.0
WHERE: Sanya, China
The five-star Atlantis Sanya hotel in China was one of the first to adopt Kohler’s latest smart toilet. The Numi 2.0 by Kohler debuted in early 2019 and comes with built-in surround-sound speakers, a heated seat, hands-free lid opening and closing features, a warm air dryer, foot warmers, and a warm water cleanser with adjustable water temperature, pressure, and spray functions. The Numi 2.0 is programmable via a remote control or voice controls, and comes with Amazon Alexa so you can easily access your playlists or even order toilet paper without lifting a finger.
Toto Neorest 700H
WHERE: New York, New York
The Toto Neorest 700H is one of the most exclusive toilets in the company’s product lineup, so exclusive that it’s often called the “Mercedes Benz of Toilets.” The Andaz on 5th Avenue features the toilet in some of its suites, including the Splash Suites 709, 1104, 1204, and 1401. These ADA-compliant toilets utilize an electrolyzed water system to keep the bowls safe and clean after every flush, but they also have tornado flush systems, hands-free open and shut functions, automatic flushing capabilities, heated seats, air deodorizers, and a remote control to adjust water pressure, location, and temperature.
Toto Neorest 550h Dual Flush Toilet
WHERE: New York, New York
Every single room inside the 210-room Park Hyatt New York comes equipped with one of Toto’s smartest toilets on the market. The Toto Neorest 550h Dual Flush toilet automatically opens as soon as guests enter the bathroom, where a nightlight illuminates the path to a perfectly heated seat with five temperature settings. The toilet’s automatic pre-mist spray discourages waste remnants inside the bowl, while a remote control operated self-cleaning wand acts as a bidet with options for a front cleanse, soft rear cleanse, rear cleanse, oscillating cleanse, or a pulsating cleanse. Users can control the water temperature and pressure before selecting from five temperature settings for the built-in air dryer.
WHERE: Palomino, Columbia
Although the composting toilets at La Sirena Eco Hotel may not look high tech from the outside, the technology used within these eco-friendly thrones is one of the top systems in green technology. The system was developed in-house at the hotel to eliminate clean, potable water waste while transforming human waste into a compostable, usable product that gives back to the natural environment and landscape. The toilets are built using natural materials and covered in smooth adobe clay to emulate a throne, while the polished wooden base provide a natural setting within these open-air bathrooms.