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Booking rooms with cryptocurrency is now possible with this hotel group

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts is the “first global boutique hotel group” to allow customers to book rooms with Bitcoin, Ethereum and 40 other virtual currencies.

Booking rooms with cryptocurrency is now possible with this hotel group

The Pavilions Phuket. (Photo: The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts)

Hong Kong-based The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will be accepting cryptocurrency payments from any country for hotel bookings. The company said in a press release that it is the “first global boutique hotel group” to do so, leading the tourism industry into the future of secure online payments.

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has partnered with leading global crypto-payment gateway, Coindirect, enabling customers to pay with Bitcoin, Ethereum and 40 other virtual currencies.

 

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"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," said Jesse Hemson-Struthers, CEO and co-founder of Coindirect.

Guests can use cryptocurrency to book accommodations such as this Ocean View Pool Villa at The Pavilions Phuket. (Photo: The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts) "Guests can take advantage of paying in the cryptocurrency of their choice, based on the currency and location they are situated in at the time of booking." – Jesse Hemson-Struthers "Guests can take advantage of paying in the cryptocurrency of their choice, based on the currency and location they are situated in at the time of booking, offering more freedom and a contemporary, personalised service," he continued.

“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,” said Gordon Oldham, founder and owner of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts.

Hotels under the group’s portfolio span 14 locations across the globe, including Bali, Niseko (Japan) and Phuket in Asia, and Amsterdam, Madrid and Rome in Europe. New hotels that recently opened include The Pavilions Anana Krabi in Phuket, and The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island in the Philippines.

Unique to the hotel group are Curated Journeys, which immerse guests in local experiences to allow them to discover the very essence of the destination. The group also has its own Pavilions Spa brand that delivers locally inspired treatments with locally sourced products, as well as F&B concepts that offer authentic, local experiences.

Cryptocurrency payments are currently accepted via each hotel’s reservations centres. In the near future, it will also be available on website booking engines, the group said.

"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

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Source: CNA/st(ds)
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