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

A one-of-its-kind hotel is open for enterprise in Hanoi, Vietnam, the place company 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 hotel set on a property said to be lined with 5,000 sq. metres of gilded ceramic tiles.

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

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

PHOTOS: It’s glitter throughout at Hanoi’s gold-plated hotel in Vietnam

By way of posts on the hotel’s official Facebook web page, they are saying: “Perhaps you may wonder why 24K gold?As the Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake is built to become the most unique architecture of the city, its full exterior and many parts of the interior including bathroom appliance and the infinity pool is overlaid with 24K gold.

But it is never only about creating an aesthetically phenomenal architecture; it is also about offering the most luxurious guest-oriented service and amenities to enhance their general health and well-being…”

A collection of posts additionally lists the advantages of 24Ok gold for holistic residing. The advantages embody: “The use of gold directly against the skin helps to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis; Reduce soreness; Skincare treatment; Regulates body temperature; Mood enhancer,” in response to the hotel’s Facebook posts.

The hotel value 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 bathroom seats receiving the golden contact.

Whereas the property is dear for Vietnam, at $250 an evening it is perhaps a welcome change for rich locals eager to reside it up surrounded with glitter. The hotel desires “ordinary people to the super rich… to check-in” each bodily and on social media, Nguyen Huu Duong, chairman of Hoa Binh group that owns the hotel, tells AFP.

The gold plating is said to have been acquired regionally which considerably lowered prices of development.

“Our group has a factory that can do gold-plated stuff, so the cost for our equipment and furniture here is quite cheap,” Duong continues.

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

“For sure next year, we will make money,” Duong provides.

— with inputs from AFP

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