From tubs to bathrooms, Vietnam lodge opens with gold-plated pizzazz

HANOI – A five-star lodge in Vietnamese capital Hanoi has opened with a twist that it hopes will entice company with intimately costly tastes: gold-plated bathtub tubs, basins and even bathrooms, all housed behind a large golden exterior.

The Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Lodge has made the additional effort to carry guests again to Vietnam the place the tourism sector is slowly reopening after a three-month coronavirus lockdown.

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

“In the mean time, there is no such thing as a different lodge like this on this planet,” stated Nguyen Huu Duong, majority proprietor and chairman of Hoa Binh Group.

Lodge services embrace a 24 karat gold-tiled infinity pool on the rooftop, whereas inside visitor rooms, bogs are laced with yellow metallic. From $250 an evening, the lodge is in the identical value bracket as rival luxurious lodging within the metropolis.

“It has modified my thoughts about what luxurious will be. Different luxurious lodges normally use marble as tiles, however right here every little thing is gold-plated right down to the washing basin,” stated 62-year-old visitor Luong Van Thuan, himself a lodge proprietor.

Vietnam has been comparatively profitable in containing the coronavirus outbreak with solely 350 or so circumstances and no reported deaths. Duong stated if not for the pandemic, the lodge would possible be totally booked with worldwide company.

Round a tonne of gold was used to cowl the lodge, stated Duong, a Vietnam Battle veteran and former cyclo taxi driver who made his fortune in building and property.

He’s planning gold-plated tasks in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and a resort in central Vietnam.

An employee in traditional dress is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, after the government eased a nationwide lockdown following the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Hanoi

An worker in conventional gown is seen within the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxurious lodge, which options gold plated exteriors and interiors, after the federal government eased a nationwide lockdown following the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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FILE PHOTO: A gold-plated bathtub is seen in the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, after the government eased a nationwide lockdown following the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Hanoi, Vietnam

A gold-plated bathtub is seen within the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxurious lodge, after the federal government eased a nationwide lockdown following the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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A dancer walks down the stair at the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi

A dancer walks down the stair on the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxurious lodge, after the federal government eased a nationwide lockdown following the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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A boy jumps into the water at the gold-plated infinity pool of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi

A dancer walks down the stair on the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxurious lodge, after the federal government eased a nationwide lockdown following the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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A boy jumps into the water at the gold-plated infinity pool of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi

A boy jumps into the water on the gold-plated infinity pool of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxurious lodge, after the federal government eased a nationwide lockdown following the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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A boy jumps into the water next to his mother at the gold-plated infinity pool of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi

A boy jumps into the water subsequent to his mom on the gold-plated infinity pool of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxurious lodge, after the federal government eased a nationwide lockdown following the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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FILE PHOTO: Staff members open the doors of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, which features gold-plated exteriors and interiors, after the government eased a nationwide lockdown following the global outbreak of the coronavirus d

Employees members open the doorways of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxurious lodge, which options gold-plated exteriors and interiors, after the federal government eased a nationwide lockdown following the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Gold plated bathroom sinks are seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, after the government eased a nationwide lockdown following the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Hanoi

Gold plated lavatory sinks are seen within the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxurious lodge, after the federal government eased a nationwide lockdown following the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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