The American hotel chain Kessler Collection embraces the cryptocurrency boom, because it is the first hotel stay in America where you as a customer can also pay with cryptocurrency, including bitcoin. Cryptocurrency acceptance is in effect at all eight locations of the hotel chain. Text: Fleur de Jong
Image: Kessler Collection

Rising popularity of crypto

To make payment with cryptocurrency possible, the hotel chain collaborates with BitPay. With BitPay the hotel accepts: Bitcoins, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Dogecoin. With the rising popularity of cryptovaluta in other sectors, the hotel industry could not lag behind. For example, paying with crypto has previously been accepted in real estate, cars and art, for example.

Richard Kessler, CEO of the Kessler Collection believes that cryptocurrencies will become more accepted in the future.

Chief Commercial Officer of BitPay explains that payments with cryptocurrencies are cheaper than credit cards and are easier for international travelers to pay. According to the commercial officer, the Kessler Collection is one of the most important hotel groups and he finds it very innovative that they allow customers to pay in cryptocurrency. 

The increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies and the acceptance of this payment method by the Kessler Collection could mean that we will see this payment method more often in the hotel industry.

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