A World First: Book Using Cryptocurrency in Hotels Under This Group

Asian and European Hotels Are First to Accept Cryptocurrency for Bookings

The properties recognise Bitcoin, Ethereum, and 40 other virtual currencies.

As powerful as cryptocurrencies are, it takes time before people understand how such an intricate digital payment system works, let alone appreciate what they can do. But for those who do, and have even made a living out of them as a source of income, the benefits of using cryptocurrencies are limitless.

Travellers, for example, can pay using cryptocurrency in hotels, something that’s never been done before anywhere in the world. That is, until a Hong Kong-based hotel group launched its cryptocurrency hotel booking system in July 2021. As the first in the global hospitality industry to do so, the Hong Kong hotel group takes pride in faster and more secure online payments for its guests!

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Cryptocurrency in hotels

Those who are looking into using cryptocurrency in hotels when booking can do so with The Pavilion Hotels & Resorts. Its member properties are in Asia and Europe. Most of them accept bookings with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and 40 other virtual currencies through the group’s partnership with Coindirect, the leading global Crypto-payment gateway.

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According to Coindirect’s Jesse Hemson-Struthers, booking with any of The Pavilion Hotels & Resorts’ accommodations will be safer and more flexible to travellers. “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 said via an official press release.

Hotels in Asia that offer cryptocurrency payment are:

  • The Pavilions Bali
  • The Pavilions Phuket (including The Pavilions Residences)
  • The Pavilions Himalayas, The Farm
  • The Pavilions Himalayas, Lakeview
  • The Pavilions Mongolia
  • The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island
  • The Pavilions Niseko (including The Pavilions Residences)
  • The Pavilions Anana Krabi

Meanwhile, here are the hotels in Europe that offer the same payment method:

  • The Pavilions Rome, The First Arte
  • The Pavilions Rome, The First Dolce
  • The Pavilions Rome, The First Aqua
  • The Pavilions Madrid
  • The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren

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How to book the hotels

To pay with cryptocurrency in hotels and other properties under The Pavilion Hotels & Resorts, guests must book directly with each of their reservations centres. It would be also available on website booking engines sometime in the future. New properties by the group are likely to use digital currencies for bookings. They include The Pavilions Anana Krabi and The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island.

All properties of The Pavilion Hotels & Resorts pride themselves on providing immersive amenities to guests, including a spa chain featuring locally inspired treatments and restaurants serving authentic local cuisines. With even more personalised experiences through hotel bookings using cryptocurrencies, the hotel group has paved the way for innovative hospitality while keeping guests’ all-around convenience a priority.

The complete list of eligible cryptocurrencies is found here.

Information extracted from a press release issued by GHC Asia.

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Joser Ferreras
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Joser is a senior writer for TripZilla based in Manila, Philippines. He mostly covers travel, people, and business.