From tubs to toilets, Vietnam hotel opens with gold-plated pizzazz

A five-star hotel in Vietnamese capital Hanoi opened with a twist it hopes will attract guests with expensive tastes: gold-plated bath tubs, basins and even toilets, all housed behind a massive golden exterior.

The Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel made the extra effort to bring visitors back to Vietnam where the tourism sector is slowly reopening after a three-month lockdown. Vietnam has had some 350 coronavirus cases and no reported deaths.

The hotel, owned by Hoa Binh Group and managed by U.S.-based Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, stands in stark contrast to its surrounding weather-worn Soviet-era buildings.

Its owner claims, “At the moment, there is no other hotel like this in the world.”

Hotel facilities include a 24 karat gold-tiled infinity pool on the rooftop, while inside guest rooms, bathrooms are laced with yellow metal. From 250 dollars a night, the hotel is in the same price bracket as rival luxury accommodation in the city.


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