Switzerland: The Chedi Andermatt from General Hotel Management (GHM) has partnered with Worldline to develop a virtual showroom in the metaverse.
Worldline, based in France, is a payment provider for physical and online businesses. The team has helped The Chedi Andermatt to develop a virtual showroom in the metaverse for travellers to book three exclusive packages for future stays at the five-star luxury hotel.
The partnership will see The Chedi feature as Worldline’s Merchant of the Month until 19 August 2022, a campaign which gives prominence to new businesses in the metaverse.
Last year, the hotel began to accept payments in Bitcoin and Ethereal, two of the most popular cryptocurrencies, for on-site payments. Travellers visiting the virtual showroom will also be able to pay for future stays and experiences in cryptocurrencies and other various online channels.
Jean-Yves Blatt, general manager at The Chedi Andermatt, said: “Our hotel is already seen as a pioneer in the digital world and we are now taking things a step further with our entry to the metaverse in collaboration with Worldline.
“Now more than ever, the metaverse answers a need from discerning travellers seeking new and innovative experiences after more than two years of travel restrictions, and we are proud to be the first Swiss hotel to meet this demand. Not only does this introduction elevate our guests’ booking experience with a 3D showroom, but also incorporates an extra layer of practicality as the offers can be reserved with cryptocurrencies.”
To visit the virtual showroom, click here.
The Chedi Andermatt offers 123 guest rooms and suites, three restaurants, The Chalet (only open in winter months), a spa and health club, a bar and lounge area, a wine and cigar library, and other communal spaces.
Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects, the hotel is also a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Swiss Deluxe Hotels.