High cotton prices drive up linen and towel costsPosted: February 24, 2011
In “As Cotton Prices Rise, So May the Cost of Hotel Rooms“, CNBC cites the soaring costs of linens and towels as a potential contributor to higher hotel prices. I was most fascinated with the incredible price hikes since last summer.
Prices are from 2010 to 2011 as paid by hotels.
- Queen-sized sheets: $72/dozen to $116/dozen (+61%)
- Pillows: $8.80 to $9.56 (+9%)
- Bath towels: $41/dozen to $64/dozen (+56%)
Cotton prices have been the main driver for skyrocketing costs.