By Luxury Travel Magazine
The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has enhanced its guest experiences by becoming the first international boutique hotel group to accept cryptocurrencies from any country for hotel bookings, leading the tourism industry into the future of secure online payments. Partnering with UK-based, world-leading global crypto-payment gateway, Coindirect, all of The Pavilions’ hotels and resorts can now be booked confidently and securely with digital assets including Bitcoin, Ethereum and 40 other virtual currencies.
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 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. 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 & Owner, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts.
The Pavilions Residences, which are available for sale at the group’s Phuket and Niseko resorts, will also accept cryptocurrencies for property sales.
The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts recently announced several new hotels, most recently The Pavilions Anana Krabi in Thailand, and The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island in the Philippines, expanding its portfolio to 14 locations across the globe including Phuket, Bali, Himalayas, Mongolia and Niseko in Asia, and Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon and Rome in Europe.
Unique to the luxury hotel group are ‘Curated Journeys’, which immerse the guest in the discovery of the very essence of the destination; a Pavilions Spa brand that delivers locally inspired treatments with locally sourced products to ensure authenticity; F&B concepts derived through destination research which offer an authentic, local experience, and comprehensive focus on CSR initiatives.
Payments using cryptocurrencies will be available for direct bookings through each hotel’s reservations centre from 07 July 2021. In the near future, it will be available on website booking engines as well.