Bitcoin Accepted Here In Nashville Hotel
A famous Nashville hotel is now accepting Bitcoin (BTC) as payment for guests staying the night and event bookings.
The Bobby Hotel in downtown Nashville is following other travel firms such as CheapAir and Travala in accepting Bitcoin as the travel industry wipes itself down from its hardest year yet .
The boutique hotel is famous for its city-themed rooms, rooftop lounge with a custom-designed Greyhound bus, and a 1963 Lincoln Continental that guests can take out for a ride around town.
Nashville Hotel ‘Bobby’ Teams Up With BitPay To Accept Bitcoin (BTC)
The Nashville Hotel, colloquially known as ‘Bobby’, has teamed up with BitPay, which services the transactions and allows guests to pay in Bitcoin (BTC) and a selection of altcoins.
In a press release, The Bobby Hotel area manager said it was important for the hotel to find a way to utilize cryptocurrencies as they ‘become a more widely accepted forms of payment.’
‘As Bitcoin and cryptocurrency become more widely accepted forms of payment globally it was important to find a way to provide our guests with the access and convenience of utilizing these currencies when visiting Bobby,’ said the general manager.
‘We’re thrilled to lead the charge within Nashville in accepting cryptocurrency through our partnership with BitPay, as we continue to seek out opportunities to better serve our guests, and the needs of today’s traveler.’
Bitcoin Accepted Here, There and Everywhere
The news that Nashville Hotel ‘Bobby’ will accept Bitcoin as payment comes just a day after news leaked that NBA franchise Sacramento Kings will offer all of its staff to be paid in Bitcoin.
The NBA side’s chairman Vivek Ranadivé leaked the news in a Clubhouse meeting, hosted by billionaire investor Tim Draper.
An official announcement is expected this week, but it is part of a growing trend as more corporations and sport teams begin to accept Bitcoin as payment.
In baseball, the Oakland Athletics announced last month the team would offer six-person, full-season suites for $64,800, or 1 Bitcoin.
News emerged last week that a buyer has snapped up the discounted suite while Bitcoin continues to trade below $60,000.
This follows news of Tesla had followed MicroStrategy and invested some of its balance sheet in Bitcoin.
Tesla spent $1.5 billion buying Bitcoin, and also announced that it was accepting Bitcoin for its vehicles in continental America.
It’s all part of a trend as Bitcoin gains institutional and mainstream acceptance, and with it an accepted form of payment.
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