The Midas touch: Vietnam opens world’s ‘first’ gold-plated hotel

The Midas touch: Vietnam opens world’s ‘first’ gold-plated hotel

A one-of-its-kind lodge is open for enterprise in Hanoi, Vietnam, the place visitors can have their coffees in a gold cup and bathe in gilded splendour. Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake is a brand new luxurious 5-star lodge set on a property mentioned to be coated with 5,000 sq. metres of gilded ceramic tiles.

It’s the world’s first self-proclaimed gold-plated lodge and its Vietnamese house owners insist they’ve the ‘Midas contact’ regardless of the restrictions on international journey amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The lodge, positioned on the financial institution of the Giang Vo Lake in downtown Hanoi, additionally has a gold-plated infinity pool overlooking the town. The official web site mentions the properties of gold for well being which could trace in the direction of meals containing gold too at this lodge.

By way of posts on the lodge’s official Fb web page, they are saying: “Maybe it’s possible you’ll marvel why 24Ok gold?Because the Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake is constructed to turn into essentially the most distinctive structure of the town, its full exterior and plenty of components of the inside together with toilet equipment and the infinity pool is overlaid with 24Ok gold.

However it’s by no means solely about creating an aesthetically phenomenal structure; it is usually about providing essentially the most luxurious guest-oriented service and facilities to boost their normal well being and well-being…”

A collection of posts additionally lists the advantages of 24Ok gold for holistic dwelling. The advantages embrace: “The usage of gold immediately in opposition to the pores and skin helps to alleviate signs of rheumad arthritis; Cut back soreness; Skincare therapy; Regulates physique temperature; Temper enhancer,” in keeping with the lodge’s Fb posts.


The lodge price a complete of $200 million to assemble with a 24-carat plating throughout lobbies, an infinity pool and rooms, and even cutlery, cups, bathe heads and let seats receiving the golden contact.

Whereas the property is pricey for Vietnam, at $250 an evening it may be a welcome change for rich locals eager to reside it up surrounded with glitter. The lodge needs “abnormal folks to the tremendous wealthy… to check-in” each bodily and on social media, Nguyen Huu Duong, chairman of Hoa Binh group that owns the lodge, tells AFP.

The gold plating is claimed to have been acquired domestically which considerably diminished prices of development.

“Our group has a manufacturing unit that may do gold-plated stuff, so the fee for our tools and furnishings right here is sort of low-cost,” Duong continues.

The Covid-19 pandemic which has strafed international tourism didn’t dissuade him from the lodge’s opening, with Vietnam successful reward for its swift lockdown which has contained the coronavirus unfold.

“For certain subsequent 12 months, we’ll become profitable,” Duong provides.

— with inputs from AFP

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