Vietnam opens up the world’s first gold-plated hotel in Hanoi. The country hopes to welcome tourists as it opens after three months of coronavirus-led lockdown. At Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, bathtubs, toilets and even basins are all gold-plated. The hotels reek of gold both in its exteriors as well as interiors. Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel is, supposedly, the world’s first 24-carat gold plated hotel. It took 11 years’ labour of love to build it.
The hotel boasts of 24 storeys with 400 rooms. Its ownership lies with Hoa Binh Group and will operate under the American Wyndham Hotels brand. The hotel wants “ordinary people to the super-rich… to check-in” both physically and on social media, said Nguyen Huu Duong, chairman of Hoa Binh group that owns the hotel. He also said that if there was no COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel would likely be fully booked with international guests.
The hotel cost $200 million to construct with a 24-carat plating across lobbies. It also has an infinity pool and rooms with golden accents. Even cutlery, cups, showerheads and toilet seats receive the golden treatment. While expensive for Vietnam, at $250 a night it is not prohibitive for wealthy locals craving a few nights living like Donald Trump, the US President renowned for his love of all things that glitter. (Source: Livemint)
“Our group has a factory that can do gold-plated stuff, so the cost for our equipment and furniture here is quite cheap,” Duong said. And the pandemic which has strafed global tourism has not put him off the opening, with Vietnam winning praise for its swift lockdown which has contained the coronavirus spread. (Source: Livemint)
As the very first Dolce hotel in Asia, the group aims to transform every moment with guests into extraordinary opportunity to inspire them. Whatever you need to enhance your stay – to create, to innovate, to learn, or to grow – let the hotel be your muse. (Source: Dolce)