Hôtel Le Crystal will be the first hotel operator in Greater Montreal to offer the WeChat Pay and Alipay payment solutions

Following an agreement between the AHGM and Motion Pay Technology Inc. in October, Hôtel Le Crystal will now host its Chinese guests with their preferred payment methods.

October 30, 2017, the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal and Motion Pay Technology Inc. have joined forces to offer Chinese hotel guests in the greater Montreal area convenient payment options. Hôtel Le Crystal will be the first hotel operator in the greater metropolitan area to allow its Chinese guests to directly access their Alipay and WeChat Pay accounts.


With a total of more than 110,000 Chinese tourists expected in 2017 according to Tourisme Montréal, the metropolis is a destination of choice with its luxury boutiques, fine restaurants, tourist attractions and business community. Luxury hotels are also greatly appreciated by this clientele. Located in a strategic location, it is a promising sector for Hôtel Le Crystal, which has an outstanding international reputation.


“We have seen the significant increase in a Chinese clientele in Montreal, and we are pleased that we can offer them an even warmer welcome with a fast, safe, pleasant payment method, says Eric Hamel, General Manager of Hôtel Le Crystal. We are constantly on the lookout for innovative methods to create a distinctive experience for our guests; we are proud to be the first hotel operator to accept WeChat Pay and Alipay payments in Montreal.”


The payment solution offered by Motion Pay will allow Chinese guests to settle quickly in RMB using their preferred payment method. It is a simple solution to enhance these tourists’ experience and offer them made-to-measure hospitality. Alipay and WeChat Pay are the most popular payment methods in China; together they serve more than one billion users daily.


“Motion Pay is proud to count Hôtel Le Crystal among its clients,” says Eric Paquet, President and COO of Motion Pay. “Chinese guests who visit Hôtel Le Crystal will be delighted to use their WeChat or Alipay account. They are the most common payment methods in China for more than 950 million Chinese consumers, and they will greatly appreciate not having to change their routine to pay for their room and purchases. As a member of the Hotel Association of Greater Montreal, Hôtel Le Crystal will reap tangible benefits by offering the WeChat Pay and Alipay payment solutions.”


About Motion Pay

Motion Pay Technology Inc. (www.motionpay.ca) is the first Canadian company to develop commercial partnerships with Alipay and WeChat Pay, two giants of mobile payment in China. Motion Pay offers Canadian businesses fully integrated payment solutions designed to facilitate sales to the hundreds of thousands of Chinese who visit Canada or live there.


About Hôtel Le Crystal

Just a few steps away from Montreal’s business district, Hôtel Le Crystal, a 5-star hotel, is also near the city’s best restaurants and, of course, its vibrant night life. Opened in 2008, the establishment is a stylish, urban, metropolitan hotel for travellers looking for friendly, refined service. Hôtel Le Crystal offers an exclusive experience complete with a conference and events centre, spacious rooms and an entire floor dedicated to wellness.

Eric Paquet, President and Chief Operating Officer

Motion Pay Technology Inc.





Eric Hamel – General Manager

Hôtel Le Crystal