The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts claims to have become the first international boutique hotel group to accept payment for stays in cryptocurrencies.
The operator has team up with UK-based global crypto-payment gateway Coindirect and is accepting payments from guest from any source market.
All of The Pavilions’ hotels and resorts can now be booked securely with emerging digital currencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum alongside 40 others.
Jesse Hemson-Struthers, chief executive and co-founder of Coindirect, said: “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.
“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.”.
Gordon Oldham, founder and owner of Pavilions Hotels & Resorts, added: “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.
“We are proud to lead the industry and enhance ourselves in the digital world with this exciting new crypto payment method available at all of our unique and distinct Hotels and Resorts across the globe.”
The Pavilions Residences, which are available for sale at the group’s Phuket and Niseko resorts, will also accept cryptocurrencies for property sales.
Payments using cryptocurrencies are now available for direct bookings through each hotel’s reservations centre will be made available on website booking engines shortly.