Dreaming of taking a royal bath in a tub plated with 24-carat gold? Then head to Vietnam to realize your dreams.
Vietnam proudly boasts of the world's first 24-carat gold plated hotel- Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake. All that glitters is gold in this hotel as its interiors and exteriors are plated with pure gold. The hotel has reopened its gates for guests after the COVID-19-induced lockdown restrictions have been lifted in this Southeast Asian country.
The world-famous 24-storey hotel is situated in the central part of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, along the Giang Vo Lake. It took 11 years to complete the 200 million dollars snazzy hotel. Close to one tonne of gold went into the making of the hotel, which has 400 rooms. The hotel is owned by Vietnam-based Hoa Binh Group and is functioning under the US brand of Wyndham Hotels.
The Midas touch starts from the entry gate itself. There is a splash of gold everywhere starting from the lounge, plates and mirrors to showers, bathtubs, toilet seats, basins and the roof-top infinity pool. A dip in the gold plated roof-top pool with a sweeping view of the Hanoi city can only be surreal.
The construction cost didn't spiral too much as local materials were used to build the hotel, and the gold plating was done in the factory of the hotel owners.
Will it cost a fortune to stay in this golden hotel? No. Spend just 250 dollars or Rs 18,800 for a room, much cheaper than other high-end hotels. The hotel gives an opportunity to the guest to live like the wealthiest person in the world at a cheap rate, say the hotel authorities.
The Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel is gearing up to welcome guests again as the COVID-19 pandemic triggered travel curbs are being eased.