A new five-star hotel with a twist has popped up in Hanoi, featuring gold-plated toilets.
Yes, you read that correctly, GOLD-PLATED TOILETS.
But that’s not all. The Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel is looking to lure post-COVID-19 guests with around one tonne of gold-plating featured throughout the hotel both inside and out.
The 400 room, 25-story property reportedly took 11 years to build and has claimed to be a first of its kind.
Owned by Hoa Binh Group and managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, the hotel also features a 24-karat-gold tiled infinity pool on its rooftop, golden coffee cups, cutlery, showerheads, and bathtubs.
Prices start at $400 per night, which is exxy for Vietnam but not expensive enough to be reserved for the mega-rich.
Nguyen Huu Duong, chairman of Hoa Binh group that owns the hotel, said the property was relatively cheap to make, costing around $400 million, because the gold-plating was achieved locally, according to Live Mint.
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“Our group has a factory that can do gold-plated stuff, so the cost for our equipment and furniture here is quite cheap,” Duong said.
Reuters reported that Vietnam has been successful in containing the COVID-19 pandemic, with only around 350 or so cases and no reported deaths.
Duong said that if it weren’t for the pandemic, the hotel would be fully booked with international guests.