The Pavilions becomes first hotel group to accept cryptocurrency

By TIN Media | Hospitality Published 4 months ago on 9 July 2021
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The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has enhanced guest experiences by becoming the first international boutique hotel group to accept cryptocurrencies from any country for hotel bookings, ushering the tourism industry into the future of secure online payments.

All of The Pavilions' hotels and resorts can now be booked confidently and securely with digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and 40 other virtual currencies, result of a partnership with the UK-based, world-leading global crypto-payment gateway, Coindirect.

“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.

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

The Pavilions Residences, which are available for purchase at the group's Phuket and Niseko resorts, will accept cryptocurrency for property sales as well.

The Pavilions Anana Krabi in Thailand and The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island in the Philippines were recently announced, bringing the company's portfolio to 14 locations worldwide, including Phuket, Bali, Himalayas, Mongolia, and Niseko in Asia, and Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon, and Rome in Europe.

From 7 July 2021, cryptocurrencies will be accepted for direct bookings through each hotel's reservations centre. It will also be available on website booking engines in the near future.


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