A switzerland-based five-star hotel, The Dodler Grand has announced plans to start accepting bitcoin as an alternate mode of payment for services rendered to clients starting May, 2019.
The information about the adoption of the payment option with effect from May 1st was made public on Tuesday by Inacta AG, the hotel’s tech partner.
Full Range of Hotel Service Payments
There seems to be no restrictions as to which services, rendered by the hotel that can be settled in bitcoin (which at the moment is the only cryptocurrency planned for acceptance in the arrangement) as services such as accommodation, food and spa treatments are all in the list for such payment options.
Inacta App Converts Bitcoin Payments
According to report, Dodler in partnership with Inacta AG has planned a simple and straightforward method which automatically converts bitcoin into Swiss franc or euro as soon as payments are made in bitcoin on the Inacta AG’s Mobile App, Inapay.
And as André Meire, the director of finance at The Dodler Grand, puts it:
“Many of the improvements in our service in recent years were made possible by advances in technology. As we believe Bitcoin is here to stay, it only seems natural to offer more choices in the payment process.”
Many hotels around the world have made public their plans of accepting bitcoin as a payment option. Mostly on Pilot bases, Spanish Casual Hoteles accepted its first bitcoin payment in Feb. 2019 while the U.S-based travel agency, CheapAir commenced Bitcoin support much earlier in 2014.