In Hanoi, guests of the Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel sip coffee in gilded cups and bathe in baths coated with this precious metal.
The «first» gold-plated hotel has opened its doors in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and its owners are confident of its success despite the restrictions imposed on aviation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
And the construction of the hotel cost 200 million dollars. It has been plated with 24-carat gold in the hotel's lobby, pool and rooms, as well as tableware.
The cost to go to the hotel is $ 250 a night, which is a high price for Vietnam, but some of the country's wealthy people can live a luxury life in it.
"We want ordinary people and others to stay in the hotel and get rich," said Nguyen Hu Duong, president of the hotel's "Hua Bin" group.
The pool overlooks the city while meals are served on the 25th floor of the hotel in central Hanoi. The dishes may be mixed with a mysterious "golden substance", according to the owners.
Guests are very happy to stay at this hotel.
"When I got here, I felt like a king," said the South Korean, Philip Park, laughing, "Not even Pharaoh of Egypt."
"I really enjoyed the luxury," said Vietnamese Loon Van Tuan, noting that he felt his social condition "rose immediately."
The relatively modest construction cost is due to the implementation of the gold plating locally, which has resulted in a significant cost reduction.
"Our group has a gold-plating factory, so the cost of hotel furnishings and furnishings was relatively low," said Dong.
The pandemic that paralyzed global tourism did not prevent him from launching the hotel after Vietnam won praise for adopting rapid closure measures that contained the spread of the epidemic.
"We will definitely make profits next year," he said.

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