Kessler Collection partners with BitPay

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US: The Kessler Collection will now accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment, marking the first US luxury hotel group to do so and the first in the world to partner with BitPay.

BitPay is a provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services. All eight owned hotels in the collection will accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and several others as payments, effective immediately.

In lieu of cash or credit cards, each property will send an email invoice allowing all guests to pay from their crypto wallet through BitPay.

According to Kessler chief financial officer, Fravy Collazo: “This move will make it easier for guests traveling globally, both in time saved from going to a local currency exchange and in money saved with a lower exchange rate.”

CEO of The Kessler Collection, Richard Kessler, said: “This as one of the most innovative concepts in the hospitality industry right now. I believe cryptocurrency is only going to gain acceptance, and partnering with BitPay allows us to offer more choices in the payment process.”

Sonny Singh, chief commercial officer of BitPay, added: “The Kessler Collection is one of the premiere luxury hotel groups and is being very innovative and catering to their customers by allowing them to pay in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Bitcoin payments are cheaper than credit cards and help international travellers make payments easier.”

Kessler owned hotels include Beaver Creek Lodge, Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Elliot Park Hotel, Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Grand Bohemian Charlotte, Grand Bohemian Greenville (Nov 2021), Mansion on Forsyth Park and JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District.

Richard Kessler was featured in the Trailblazer 2.0 webinar on hotel collections and conversion brands, hosted by BHN news editor Eloise Hanson. Watch the recording here. 

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