Upon hearing about this new hotel coated in 24-karat gold, you might immediately think it’s in Dubai. It wouldn’t be an unreasonable guess, but in actuality, this new glitzy hotel is in Hanoi, Vietnam, and it’s being called the world’s first gold-plated hotel. The Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake opened this summer, and guests looking for ostentatious luxury won’t be disappointed.
The hotel is filled with gold-plated tubs, sinks, and toilets, and there’s even a 24-karat gold tiled infinity pool on the roof. And of course, this aesthetic applies to the food and drink too. Dishes served at the hotel are topped with edible gold flakes, and the cups next to the coffee maker have gold details. Approximately 2,000 points of gold were used to decorate the hotel, though the price per night is actually surprisingly cheap.
Rooms start at around $250, which feels like an absolute steal in a gold-plated palace. The 441-room property is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from the Hanoi city center and stands in stark, glamorous contrast to the many Soviet-era buildings that surround it.
Nguyen Huu Duong, chairman of the group that owns the property, told Reuters, “At the moment, there is no other hotel like this in the world.”