Vietnam builds the first gold-plated hotel in the world

June 26, 2020


The Hanoi Golden Lake hotel, operating under the Wyndham Hotels brand, located on the bank of the Giang Vo Lake in Hanoi has surprised many passers-by with its glistering gold-plated facade shining day and night.







While hotels boasting gold-plated rooms or accessories are not new around the world, those using gold-plated tiles are rarer. The 25-floor hotel with 400 rooms, located by a lake in Ba Dinh District, is covered in 5,000-square-meters of gilded ceramics, with Gold-covered tiles floor on the roof terrace and internal design features also covered in real gold. Hotel guests can even expect to dine or cook with gold-coated cutlery. A gold-plated rooftop infinity pool is also another highlight of the Hanoian hotel.







Nguyen Huu Duong, general director of Hoa Binh Group, declared that covering tiles with real gold required a complicated method and no investors or property developers would take the risks of having a property coated fully with gold. And even if someone wanted to do it, finding a tile manufacturer to do the job would no be simple.







Duong’s company itself has been able to manufacture the gold-plated tiles and accessories thanks to investments made earlier for others real estate projects like The Hoa Binh International Tower equipped with gold-plated lifts or the Hoa Binh Green Apartment, Hoa Binh Green City using real gold in some of their architecture parts or like the 920-room Danang Golden Bay hotel boasting a gold-plated rooftop infinity pool.








According to local media, one night at the Hanoi Golden Lake hotel would cost from $250 and the starting price to buy an apartment there is around $6,500 per meter square. The luxury hotel is expected to be complete just in time for the Formula One race next year in Vietnam.


Photo courtesy of the hotel.


















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