In the last decade the economy of Mongolia has grown at an unprecedented rate. Gold, coal and copper mines beckon investments by foreign companies. In this accelerated development traditional ways of life, based on ancestral nomadic herding, are undergoing a crisis. Many families have moved in large urban centers. Others, however, try to resist. Black Gold Hotel is a journey in the daily lives of people all over the country, from the families in the Gobi desert to the young people in UlaanBaatar.