Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has begun accepting cryptocurrency for direct bookings through its hotels' reservations centres, starting 7 July 2021.
The partnership with global crypto-payment gateway, Coindirect, means hotel guests can pay with with Bitcoin, Ethereum or 40 other virtual currencies securely 24/7.
"Personalised experiences are at the core of our DNA, and 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.
This payment method will be extended to its new batch of hotels, including The Pavilions Anana Krabi and The Pavilions El Nido, Palawan Island, as well as existing properties in Phuket, Bali, Himalayas, Mongolia and Niseko in Asia, and Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon and Rome in Europe.
In future, the plan is to make available the function to accept cryptocurrency on website booking engines too.
The Pavilions Residences, which are available for sale at the group's Phuket and Niseko resorts, will also accept cryptocurrencies for the sales of properties.