HIGH-TECH TWA-LET (ALIAS "THE JOHNNY") IS A WATER CLOSET FOR A VIP -- IS HIS FACE FLUSHED?

New York's Kitano Hotel hopes to flush away its competition with fancy WC's.

In April, visitors will find the 149 roos at the Japanese-owned lodging will have a "washlet" from Japanese firm Toto. It promises "maximum cleanliness" with heated seats, warm-water rinsing, dryer, cleansing wand, air purifier and remote control.

The Kitano maintains it is the first New York hotel to put in the pricey toilets, which retail for about $1.500 each, in all rooms. Kitano GM Clement Carey said they first put the washlets in suites but then decided to go wall to wall.