• Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort has become the first hotel in the country to accept cryptocurrencies as a means of payment.
• To facilitate this, the hotel has partnered with Eazy Financial Services and placed specially designed terminals at its outlets.
• This move has been approved by the Central Bank of Bahrain, making Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort the first in the nation to offer such a payment option.
Arab World Crypto Adoption
Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort has reportedly become the first hotel in the country to accept cryptocurrency payments. The four-star hotel is located on the Arabian peninsula and overlooks the Arabian Gulf, offering guests a swimming pool, private sandy beach, gym center, and other facilities.
Partnership with Eazy Financial Services
In order to enable digital asset payments, Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort has partnered with Eazy Financial Services and placed specially designed terminals at its outlets which can be used through the Binance app. This move was approved by the Central Bank of Bahrain and gives customers an additional payment option while staying at Novotel’s luxurious resort.
Other Hotels Embracing Crypto Payments
Apart from Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort, other hotels located on Arabian peninsula that have embraced digital assets during recent months include W Dubai – The Palm and Palazzo Versace Dubai. This shows that more hospitality businesses are starting to recognize cryptocurrencies as legitimate forms of payment for services rendered within their establishments.
General Manager Comments
General Manager Amid Yazji commented on this milestone: “Keeping up with development of technologies, and our constant desire to provide our valued guests with highest levels of service, we are thrilled to announce that we are first hotel in Kingdom of Bahrain and region to use latest digital payment technologies in partnership with Eazy Financial Services”
By accepting cryptocurrency payments for accommodation bills at its resort, Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort has become one of several hotels across Arabia embracing digital assets as a legitimate form of payment. Hopefully this trend will continue throughout 2021 so that more hospitality businesses can benefit from crypto adoption across various parts of world.