Although coronavirus has restricted travel all around the world, the world-first Gold Polished hotel “Dolce Hanoi Golden lake” was opened on July 2nd, Thursday in Vietnam, as the country is least affected by this pandemic.
Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel is in the capital city of Vietnam, located on the bank of Ho Giang Vo lake in downtown Hanoi.
The five-star hotel with 25 Storey buildings with almost 400 rooms claimed to be the world’s first property of its kind, From coffee shops to cutlery, toilet seats, showerheads, Lobby, every corner of the hotel Polished with 24K pure gold to give tourists a lifetime luxurious experience. Property said to be covered with 5,000 sq unit of gilded ceramic golden tiles.
This hotel is the chain property of the Dolce group of hotels, owned by Hoa Binh Group and managed by US-based Wyndham hotel and resorts inc. The construction was initiated in 2008 and It took around 11 years to complete with an estimated cost of $ 200 million and around a tonne of gold was used to cover the hotel, said Duong, a Vietnam war veteran who made his fortune in constructing this property.
The hotel offers rooms with 6 kinds of categories, where an average stay for the base category will cost you about $ 250 and the presidential suite will cost you $ 6,500. This hotel is recognized as the most luxurious hotel in southeast Asia. One can imagine the Lanka of Ravana by seeing this hotel.
The Dolce Hanoi lake hotel has made extra efforts to bring visitors back to Vietnam, where tourism plays an important role in the country’s economy. Vietnam has been relatively successful in containing the novel coronavirus outbreak with only 350 or so cases and no reported Deaths. Duong said if not for the pandemic, the hotel will likely be fully booked with international guests.
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The world’s first self proclaimed gold plated hotel is open for business and the Vietnamese owners insist they have the Midas touch despite the cramping of global travel during the coronavirus pandemic, with Vietnam winning praise for its swift lockdown which has contained the coronavirus spread. “For sure next year, we will make money,” Duong Said.
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