WARSAW, September 6, 2011 – First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Marriott Hotel Warsaw, one of the leading hotels in Poland. Under the terms of the agreement First Data will install mobile and stationary terminals at the hotel and provide card processing and settlement services.
First Data’s modern and feature-rich point-of-sale terminals will enable hotel guests to benefit from value adding services such as Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC). DCC allows visitors to pay for goods and services in the currency of their card account, which offers several advantages. For example, it significantly simplifies the settlement of travel expenses, as it gives cardholders the opportunity to see the transaction amount that will be debited to their account in a familiar currency, immediately at the point of sale.
“The comfort of our guests during their stay at the hotel is our priority,” said Albert Helis, General Manager of Marriott Hotel Warsaw. “We offer them professional service, luxurious suites, well-equipped conference rooms and an extensive range of dishes in our restaurants. An important part of our quality policy is providing convenient and technologically advanced solutions for card payments. We trust First Data in this regard and believe that with First Data’s experience and professionalism we will be successful.”
“It is a great honour to cooperate with a merchant of the calibre of Marriott Hotel,” said Janusz Diemko, Managing Director of First Data in Poland. “The majority of the hotel’s guests are foreigners, who use cards regularly. Our aim is to meet their expectations and offer the highest levels of service.”
About Marriott International
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 year-end. It is recognised by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by Newsweek as one of the greenest big companies in America. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly US$11 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
About First Data
Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction.
Olga Małecka, First Data
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