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Vietnam's gold-plated hotel

A boy jumps into the water at the gold-plated infinity pool of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 3, 2020. The hotel, owned by Hoa Binh Group and managed by U.S.-based Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc, stands in stark contrast to its surrounding weather-worn Soviet-era buildings.

"At the moment, there is no other hotel like this in the world," said Nguyen Huu Duong, majority owner and chairman of Hoa Binh Group. REUTERS/Kham

A boy jumps into the water at the gold-plated infinity pool of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 3, 2020. The hotel, owned by Hoa Binh Group and managed by U.S.-based Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc,...more

A boy jumps into the water at the gold-plated infinity pool of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 3, 2020. The hotel, owned by Hoa Binh Group and managed by U.S.-based Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc, stands in stark contrast to its surrounding weather-worn Soviet-era buildings. "At the moment, there is no other hotel like this in the world," said Nguyen Huu Duong, majority owner and chairman of Hoa Binh Group. REUTERS/Kham
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A view of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. Hotel facilities include a 24 karat gold-tiled infinity pool on the rooftop, while inside guest rooms, bathrooms are laced with yellow metal. From $250 a night, the hotel is in the same price bracket as rival luxury accommodation in the city.

"It has changed my mind about what luxury can be. Other luxury hotels usually use marble as tiles, but here everything is gold-plated down to the washing basin," said 62-year-old guest Luong Van Thuan, himself a hotel owner. REUTERS/Kham

A view of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. Hotel facilities include a 24 karat gold-tiled infinity pool on the rooftop, while inside guest rooms,...more

A view of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. Hotel facilities include a 24 karat gold-tiled infinity pool on the rooftop, while inside guest rooms, bathrooms are laced with yellow metal. From $250 a night, the hotel is in the same price bracket as rival luxury accommodation in the city. "It has changed my mind about what luxury can be. Other luxury hotels usually use marble as tiles, but here everything is gold-plated down to the washing basin," said 62-year-old guest Luong Van Thuan, himself a hotel owner. REUTERS/Kham
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Staffers open the doors of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. Around a tonne of gold was used to cover the hotel, said Duong, a Vietnam War veteran and former cyclo taxi driver who made his fortune in construction and property. REUTERS/Kham

Staffers open the doors of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. Around a tonne of gold was used to cover the hotel, said Duong, a Vietnam War...more

Staffers open the doors of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. Around a tonne of gold was used to cover the hotel, said Duong, a Vietnam War veteran and former cyclo taxi driver who made his fortune in construction and property. REUTERS/Kham
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A woman poses for a photo at the gold plated infinity pool of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A woman poses for a photo at the gold plated infinity pool of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A woman poses for a photo at the gold plated infinity pool of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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An employee in traditional dress is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

An employee in traditional dress is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

An employee in traditional dress is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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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, Vietnam July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A boy jumps into the water at the gold-plated infinity pool of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A boy jumps into the water at the gold-plated infinity pool of the newly inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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A woman poses for a photo at the gold plated infinity pool of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A woman poses for a photo at the gold plated infinity pool of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A woman poses for a photo at the gold plated infinity pool of the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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A gold plated bathtub is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A gold plated bathtub is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A gold plated bathtub is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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Gold plated toilets are seen at the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

Gold plated toilets are seen at the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

Gold plated toilets are seen at the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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A gold plated bathroom sink is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A gold plated bathroom sink is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A gold plated bathroom sink is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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An employee in traditional dress is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

An employee in traditional dress is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

An employee in traditional dress is seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel, which features gold plated exteriors and interiors in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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Gold plated bathroom sinks are seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

Gold plated bathroom sinks are seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

Gold plated bathroom sinks are seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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A gold plated bathtub and a gold plated toilet are seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A gold plated bathtub and a gold plated toilet are seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A gold plated bathtub and a gold plated toilet are seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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A gold plated bathroom sink and a gold plated toilet are seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A gold plated bathroom sink and a gold plated toilet are seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

A gold plated bathroom sink and a gold plated toilet are seen in the newly-inaugurated Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake luxury hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
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