Apple Pay was rolled out last fall. Retailers from the Disney Store to McDonald's already accept such payments on contactless pay point terminals from those who use their
JetBlue in February started accepting Apple Pay for fliers who buy snack boxes, beverages and seat upgrades. The airline says all flights will feature Apple Pay by June.
But it hasn't taken off big-time, though Apple Chief Executive
The terminals at the Cosmopolitan also will accommodate Google Wallet and other forms of electronic payments.
Why now? What the hotel calls its "curious class" of travelers values the "integration of mobile into every aspect of their lives," said Lisa Marchese, chief marketing officer.
A study last year of more than 5,000 U.S. travelers found that one in five leisure travelers with smartphones and one in three business travelers with smartphones had mobile wallets installed on their phones, Tnooz reports.