New Chain Of Hotels Made Of Gold “Changed My Mind About What Luxury Can Be”

News notes from around the interweb:

  • E.U. countries don’t mean ‘except for private jets’

  • 8 Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants test positive for COVID-19 after attending ‘mask optional’ 2-day training. The airline hadn’t been requiring masks at its headquarters. One of the flight attendants worked a flight prior to becoming unwell, but the airline won’t say which flight.

  • The new Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake Hotel is a Wyndham in Hanoi sounds more like a Trump property

    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.

    ..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.

    He is planning gold-plated projects in Ho Chi Minh City and a resort in central Vietnam.

  • Heh.

  • Royal Air Maroc preparing for mass layoffs

  • The new billion dollar American Airlines corporate campus doesn’t have nearly as many people to go to work there anymore, but they’ve got a flag pole.

  • Spirit Airlines passenger from New York to Fort Lauderdale booted from flight by police for refusing to wear mask.

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  1. All I noticed was the Gentleman with a Kippah Behind the Guy with no mask is a well known Property owner in NY and a multi millionaire. and they always Fly Spirit or anything cheaper than that. lol!

  2. Nothing says understated yet tasteful like coating unneeded surfaces that get used a lot with an expensive gaudy metal that scratches easily.

  3. @jason Of course you know that’s incorrect but want to spread some of your boy chump’s idiocy. I have a suggestion, put your face along with chumps on Mt. Russiamore.

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