Select Marriott Hotels, Etsy to begin accepting Apple Pay in 2015

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Date: Tuesday, March 10th, 2015, 08:01
Category: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, News, retail, Software


This summer, you’ll be able to use Apple Pay at certain Marriott hotels in the U.S.

In addition, Marriott Rewards members will be able to load their Rewards benefits via co-branded credit cards into Apple Pay.

The first batch of Marriott hotels to get Apple Pay include The Ritz-Carlton New York at Central Park, The Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C., EDITION Miami, JW Marriott Chicago, Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, New York Marriott Downtown, San Jose Marriott, Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. Live and Residence Inn Los Angeles L.A. Live.

Along with iPhone 6 support, Marriott plans to launch an app for Apple Watch that will allow Marriott Rewards member to check-in in advance, receive a notification when their room is ready and checkout at almost 4,000 hotels around the world.

Starwood Hotels rolled out similar capabilities in November.

Popular e-commerce website Etsy also announced it will start processing Apple Pay transactions through its iOS app in the near future. The feature will work in the U.S. on iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Sellers who accept Direct Checkout, currently available in 22 countries, will be automatically eligible to receive payments via Apple Pay from U.S. buyers

As of Apple’s “Spring forward” event on Monday, CEO Tim Cook revealed that over 700,000 retailers now accept Apple Pay, up from an initial 220,000 in September. The service is also accepted at some 40,000 Coca Cola vending machines.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via AppleInsider

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One Response to “Select Marriott Hotels, Etsy to begin accepting Apple Pay in 2015”

  1. @JasonOGrady Apple pay is going to revolutionize how we make transactions. I wonder if 100 yrs in the future if we will have Apple Freeways?