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Hotel Laundry Prices

JUST THE FACTS

April 13, 1997

Do you feel like you lose your shirt when it's cleaned at hotels? Actually, the cost varies quite a bit, often with a hefty gender "penalty." Recent prices for laundering a woman's blouse versus a man's shirt at 10 hotels worldwide:

Vienna, Imperial (Sheraton)

Woman's blouse: $10.20

Man's shirt: $6.00

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London, Hyatt Carlton Tower

Blouse: $10.0

Shirt: $8.50

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Washington, D.C., Sheraton City Center

Blouse: $6.95

Shirt: $3.25

Singapore, the Regent

Blouse: $6.80

Shirt: $6.10

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Rome, Eden (Forte)

Blouse: $6.40

Shirt: $6.40

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Los Angeles, Radisson Wilshire

Blouse: $6.00

Shirt: $5.00

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Toronto, Four Seasons

Blouse: $5.90

Shirt: $4.00

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Chicago, Four Seasons

Blouse: $5.00

Shirt: $5.00

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Saigon, Omni Saigon

Blouse: $4.50

Shirt: $5.00

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New York City, the Shoreham

Blouse: $3.75

Shirt: $3.00

Source: Business Traveler International

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