Cintas and Anthony Melchiorri Unveil $25,000 Hotel Makeover at 2013 International Hotel/Motel + Restaurant Show

  Cintas and Anthony Melchiorri Unveil $25,000 Hotel Makeover at 2013
  International Hotel/Motel + Restaurant Show

 Wyndham Boca Raton wins $25,000 worth of products and services from Cintas,
              including new housekeeping uniforms and floor mats

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- November 21, 2013

At the International Hotel/Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS), Cintas Corporation
(NASDAQ: CTAS) and Anthony Melchiorri, a hospitality expert and television
personality, revealed the results of their $25,000 Hotel Makeover at the
Wyndham Boca Raton. Designed to further enhance the hotel’s operations and
guest satisfaction, highlights from the makeover were unveiled during a
20-minute presentation attended by media, tradeshow attendees and Wyndham

“We are thrilled with the $25,000 makeover from Anthony and Cintas,” said Ken
Kaylor, general manager, Wyndham Boca Raton. “With help from the experts, our
guestrooms look, feel and smell outstanding. At a time when online ratings are
critical to success, we recognize the importance of focusing on initiatives
that support cleanliness, safety and guest satisfaction.”

Selected as the winner in October, the Wyndham Boca Raton, located in Boca
Raton, Fla., decided to use the $25,000 in multiple ways. Using Cintas’ deep
cleaning service for air conditioning units, the hotel reduced energy
consumption and ensured that the units cool faster, reduce humidity and
prevent foul odors in guestrooms. To take their cleanliness program a step
further, the hotel also used Cintas’ Tile and Carpet Deep Cleaning Service
throughout all guest rooms and public areas, including its hallways and
conference spaces.

“As hoteliers, it’s our job to make guests feel as if no one has been in their
hotel room before,” said Melchiorri, a seasoned professional with more than 20
years of experience serving the hospitality industry. “Nothing lowers guest
satisfaction scores faster than a smelly room, which typically stems from
dirty carpeting or dirty HVAC units. The Wyndham Boca Raton covered both bases
by getting its carpet and HVAC units cleaned.”

For the next step in the $25,000 makeover, the Wyndham Boca Raton tasked
Cintas with designing a new custom mat that perfectly fits its main entrance.
The new mat welcomes guests into the hotel and helps maintain cleanliness by
capturing contaminants before they are tracked through the hotel.

To complete the makeover, Cintas delivered new uniforms to the property’s 
housekeeping department featuring breathable, comfortable and functional

“Our people are the most important part of our operation,” said Kaylor. “To
help show our gratitude, we wanted to invest in our housekeepers, who work
really hard and deserve to look and feel great too. The new uniforms help
accomplish this, and it’s been a remarkable change for them as well.”

“It was a pleasure partnering with Anthony and awarding the $25,000 makeover
to the Wyndham Boca Raton,” said Todd McKeown, Vice President Global
Hospitality and Gaming, Cintas. “Ken’s decision to invest the winnings in a
suite of products and services that will improve guest satisfaction, hotel
operations, and employee morale makes good business sense.”

To view a video of the $25,000 Hotel Makeover, please visit For more information about Cintas’ solutions for
hotels, visit

About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized
services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas
designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and
provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet
cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products
and services and document management services for more than 1 million
businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global
Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard &
Poor’s 500 Index.

About Anthony Melchiorri:

A hospitality industry guru, Anthony Melchiorri brings more than 20 years of
experience as the “hotel fixer” and host of Travel Channel’s original series
“Hotel Impossible,” which will premiere its fourth season in January 2014.
Melchiorri has a proven track record of understanding a company’s vision and
bringing its individual parts together to create a finely-tuned profit
machine. With an acute attention to detail, he has developed and repositioned
some of the finest, high profile properties in the U.S., including the first
Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort and the landmark Algonquin Hotel. With an
unmatched ability to break down perplexing problems and find solutions that
generate profits and results, Melchiorri has parlayed his skills to form his
own company, Argeo Hospitality. For more information, visit


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