With a new, glamorous look, it has opened a five-star hotel in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, hoping to attract customers with very expensive tastes: gold-plated bathtubs, sinks and even toilet bowls, all in a gilded building. Officials at the Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel outdid themselves in an effort to bring tourists back to Vietnam, where the tourism sector is gradually reopening after a three-month lockdown due to the mockery.
The hotel, owned by the Hoa Binh Group and managed by the American Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc., is in stark contrast to the neighboring buildings of another era, worn out by time.
“Right now, there is no other hotel like this in the world,” said Nguyen Hu Dowong, a major shareholder and chairman of the Hoa Binh group.
Hotel facilities include a pool with 24 carat gold tiles on the roof of the building, while inside the rooms the bathrooms are decorated with precious metal. Priced at $ 250 a night, the hotel belongs to the same price range as its competitive luxury accommodation in the city. “It simply came to our notice then. Other luxury hotels usually use marble for tiles, while here everything is gilded, even the sink, “said 62-year-old Lowang Van Tuan, the hotel’s owner.
Vietnam has successfully reduced the country’s coronavirus epidemic by just about 350 cases and no deaths. Dong said that if the pandemic had not been exercised, the hotel would have been full of customers from abroad.
About a tonne of gold was used to make the hotel look new, said Duong, a Vietnam War veteran and former three-wheeler taxi driver who acquired his property from construction and real estate.