Hotel Bécquer and Hotel Kivir have joined the crypto adoption bandwagon by allowing customers to book rooms with digital assets.
According to Diario de Sevilla, both hotels signed a partnership agreement with the domestic exchange Criptan to enable crypto payment gateway for their customers. Bécquer is a 134-room hotel located in the former place of the Marquises of Las Torres while the 31-room Hotel Kivir is based in the city's Old Town.
With both four-star hotels partnering with the exchange, Criptan has increased its portfolio of retail stores and even tourism businesses across Spain that now accept cryptos, such as bitcoin (BTC), as a means of payment.
Alejandro Rodríguez, general manager of both hotels, is optimistic about the extensive future adoption of cryptos across the tourism sector that has been heavily hit by the coronavirus pandemic:
"It is very significant that the tourism sector is one of the first to adopt this new payment methodology with what it represents for the economy at an international and national level and the possibilities of cryptocurrencies that can be used globally."