WARSAW, September 27, 2010 – First Data Corporation , a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing and owner of Polcard, a leading merchant acquirer in Poland, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Jan Wojcikiewicz Hotele company, the owner of Hilton Gdansk, one of the largest and most exclusive hotels in the Hilton Hotel network. Under terms of the agreement First Data, will provide cards processing and settlement services at the hotel, opened on June 17, 2010 and the most recent addition to Hilton's global network. First Data already provides services to Hilton Warsaw, Hilton Hotels' other operation in Poland.
First Data will install both mobile and stationary terminals that will be equipped with several value adding features for use by Hilton Gdansk guests. Among these features is dynamic currency conversion (DCC), a service that enables foreign visitors to pay for goods and services in the currency of their card issuer. DCC 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 point of sale. The terminals also provide functionality to support hotel administrative activities such as the management of reservations and deposits and check-out and settlement processes.
"Hilton Hotels strives to ensure the best level of service for its guests, at every moment of their stay," said Jan Wojcikiewicz, owner of Hilton Gdansk. "Providing use of convenient and technologically advanced card payment solutions reflects our policy of delivering quality customer service. We have selected First Data because we know that we can count on their professionalism and processing experience."
"We are delighted that Hilton Hotels has once again chosen First Data for terminal and processing services," said Janusz Diemko, managing director of First Data in Poland. "Hilton guests are accustomed to great service and at First Data we strive to deliver quality and innovation to benefit our clients' customers. We will implement a range of modern solutions which we hope will receive five-star rating among Hilton's customers in Poland."
Hilton is the proud flagship brand of Hilton Hotels Corporation and the most recognised name in the global lodging industry. Conrad Hilton purchased his first hotel in Cisco, Texas back in 1919. Since that time we have grown to over 500 hotels in cities all over the world. "Be My Guest" is still the gracious and warm way we want for our guests to feel at Hilton hotels and resorts whether it's at the grand Waldorf Astoria, the Cavalieri Hilton in Rome, the Hilton Waikoloa Village or our brand new Hilton Omaha. With new products and services, business and leisure travelers alike now have even more reason to say, "Travel should take you places."
Hilton Gdansk is a modern five-star hotel located in the heart of the Old Town, by the unique Motlawa riverside, near the most valuable monuments of Gdansk. The hotel offers 150 rooms and suites, the largest conference and banqueting facilities in the city centre at 600 sq m., and a Unique Urban Beach complex with rooftop swimming pool and summer terrace, offering stunning view of the Old Town of Gdansk.
Hilton Gdansk, Targ Rybny 1, 80-838 Gdansk, tel.: +48 58 77 87 100, e-mail: GDNHG_RES@hilton.com
In Poland there are two Hilton hotels, in Warsaw and in Gdansk.
About First Data
First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses to buy goods and services using virtually any form of electronic payment. Whether the choice of payment is a gift card, a credit or debit card or a check, First Data securely processes the transaction and harnesses the power of the aggregate data to deliver intelligence and insight for millions of merchant locations and thousands of card issuers in 36 countries. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com .
Olga Malecka, First Data
+48 (0) 22 515 31 00