Vietnam opens world’s first gold-plated hotel with borders still closed for tourists


Crisis? What crisis? As the Covid-19 pandemic still bites in many parts of the globe, Vietnam made headlines with something completely different: On June 2, the world’s very first gold-plated hotel was opened in Hanoi and is now awaiting the country’s gradual opening to international tourists after a three-month lockdown.

The 25-storey Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake boasts 24-karat-cladded interiors and exteriors. On the outside, the hotel is covered by around 5,000 square meters of gold-plated ceramics, while inside, guests are greeted by an entirely gold lobby, as well as a fully gold-plated infinity pool with gilded sunshades, golden furniture and room appliances. The theme even extends to the sinks, bathtubs and toilet bowls.

The 400-room five-star property, located at Hanoi’s Giang Vo Lake in the western Ba Dinh district of the Vietnamese capital, has been developed by Hoa Bing Construction Group and will operate under the American Wyndham Hotels brand. It certainly has the potential to develop into one of the city’s landmarks.

Prices start at comparably moderate $250 per night for the 45-square meter Golden Classic King room.  There are also a number of apartments to rent in the hotel, with costs starting from $6,500 per month.

According to the developer, around one tonne of gold has been used for the hotel. Other gold-plated projects are planned for Ho Chi Minh City and a resort in central Vietnam.

Vietnam has been quite successful in containing the coronavirus outbreak with only 355 cases and no reported deaths. While domestic tourism is expected to come in full swing in July, the country is now planning to gradually open its borders to selected countries which did not report any new Covid-19 cases for 30 months, namely Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Laos, as well as certain virus-free Chinese cities.







Crisis? What crisis? As the Covid-19 pandemic still bites in many parts of the globe, Vietnam made headlines with something completely different: On June 2, the world’s very first gold-plated hotel was opened in Hanoi and is now awaiting the country’s gradual opening to international tourists after a three-month lockdown. The 25-storey Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake boasts 24-karat-cladded interiors and exteriors. On the outside, the hotel is covered by around 5,000 square meters of gold-plated ceramics, while inside, guests are greeted by an entirely gold lobby, as well as a fully gold-plated infinity pool with gilded sunshades, golden furniture and...


Crisis? What crisis? As the Covid-19 pandemic still bites in many parts of the globe, Vietnam made headlines with something completely different: On June 2, the world’s very first gold-plated hotel was opened in Hanoi and is now awaiting the country’s gradual opening to international tourists after a three-month lockdown.

The 25-storey Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake boasts 24-karat-cladded interiors and exteriors. On the outside, the hotel is covered by around 5,000 square meters of gold-plated ceramics, while inside, guests are greeted by an entirely gold lobby, as well as a fully gold-plated infinity pool with gilded sunshades, golden furniture and room appliances. The theme even extends to the sinks, bathtubs and toilet bowls.

The 400-room five-star property, located at Hanoi’s Giang Vo Lake in the western Ba Dinh district of the Vietnamese capital, has been developed by Hoa Bing Construction Group and will operate under the American Wyndham Hotels brand. It certainly has the potential to develop into one of the city’s landmarks.

Prices start at comparably moderate $250 per night for the 45-square meter Golden Classic King room.  There are also a number of apartments to rent in the hotel, with costs starting from $6,500 per month.

According to the developer, around one tonne of gold has been used for the hotel. Other gold-plated projects are planned for Ho Chi Minh City and a resort in central Vietnam.

Vietnam has been quite successful in containing the coronavirus outbreak with only 355 cases and no reported deaths. While domestic tourism is expected to come in full swing in July, the country is now planning to gradually open its borders to selected countries which did not report any new Covid-19 cases for 30 months, namely Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Laos, as well as certain virus-free Chinese cities.







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