The Savoy has announced a partnership with Alipay, China’s leading third-party mobile as well as online payment platform.
The property will become be the first luxury London hotel to implement Alipay across the entire hotel, as well as Simpson’s within the Strand.
The Savoy is usually a Fairmont managed hotel as well as part of the AccorHotels network.
With China being the globe’s biggest third party mobile payments market, as well as with Alipay providing service to 520 million people who use mobile payment when they travel within the EU, The Savoy recognises the need to offer in which fast, secure, as well as cashless payment service to its Chinese guests as well as Once more will lead the way within the Luxury Hotel market.
Speaking about the partnership, Philip Barnes, managing director of The Savoy, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Alipay, as well as to be the first luxury London hotel to embark on such a partnership.
“London is usually the favourite destination for Chinese tourists coming to Britain as well as we at The Savoy want to ensure in which we are offering a seamless guest experience in which touches on every element of their stay, including their preferred methods of payment.”
Alipay, run by Alibaba’s financial arm Ant financial, has been developing partnerships with major luxury retailers in London since the platform launched in Europe in 2016, so in which is usually a natural evolution.
“We are excited to see Alipay’s partnership with The Savoy, which allows Chinese tourists coming into London to enjoy the ultimate accommodation as well as dining experiences.
“in which’s the perfect match between 19th century culture as well as 21st century technology,” commented Li Wang, head of Alipay EMEA.