Hong Kong-based The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has started accepting payments in cryptocurrency from any country for hotel reservations.
According to the official press release, it is the first international boutique hotel group to accept crypto payments — bringing the tourism industry into the future of secure online payments.
In order to make this possible, the company has partnered with global crypto-payment gateway Coindirect, allowing customers to pay with Bitcoin, Ethereum and 40 other cryptocurrencies.
We pride ourselves on providing partners a platform for instant secure payments with over 40 cryptocurrencies. This was a critical factor for The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts to ensure the end-to-end payment service is safe, flexible and easy for guests, when booking their next experience at any of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts’ across the globe.
Jesse Hemson-Struthers, CEO and co-founder of Coindirect
Struthers also said that guests can pay in their preferred cryptocurrency, based on the currency and their current location at the time of booking, which offers them more freedom and personalization.
Personalised experiences are at the core of our DNA. Allowing this flexibility in payments combined with security and peace of mind for our guests is the next step in personalised and bespoke services.
Gordon Oldham, founder and owner of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts
Currently, cryptocurrency payments are accepted via each hotel’s reservation centres. The group stated that this feature will be available on the website booking engines in the near future.