AccorHotels selects First Data for mobile and eCommerce payments

Global travel and lifestyle group AccorHotels has selected commerce-enabling technology provider First Data to power mobile and eCommerce payments.

Under a strategic agreement between both the parties, First Data will enable payments for in-store, online, and mobile transactions for AccorHotels as well as provide tokenisation services.

Transactions for AccorHotels’ online booking tool will also be facilitated by First Data, enabling customers to easily make and pay for reservations online.

In addition, First Data will implement Nexo central acceptance platform for AccorHotels for quick borderless payments acceptance as well as to streamline point-of-sale devices and eCommerce transactions from one central location.

First Data EMEA region Corporate Institutional Sales head Gert Vido said: “As we continue to strengthen our presence throughout EMEA, working with premier partners like AccorHotels will accelerate our efforts to enable global commerce for businesses of all sizes across the region.”

AccorHotels Client Payment Systems vice-president Matthieu Le Louer added: “As part of our global digital plan, it is crucial to simplify the guest experience process with seamless, safe, cutting-edge mobile commerce solutions that make it easy to find, book and pay for a room anytime, across 95 countries and more than 4,200 properties.”

The technology will be deployed in a phased manner, beginning with AccorHotels properties in Germany, France, and the UK before moving to other countries throughout 2018.

The AccorHotels Group also operates more than 10,000 outstanding private residences worldwide.