Tilman Fertitta, Houston’s Billion Dollar Buyer, isn’t afraid of making a splash. His reality TV show, Mastro’s Steakhouse, and his palatial Post Oak Hotel are all trademarks of his signature mix of fiscal flash and outright opulence.
Little wonder, then, that Fertitta’s uber-luxury car dealership, Post Oak Motor Cars (located next to his sprawling hotel) is the first Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Bugatti dealership in the U.S. to accept bitcoin and bitcoin cash for payments. Car buyers across the globe can now nab that Bugatti Dico or Chiron with a simple click of the bitcoin processor BitPay.
“The rising of bitcoin sparked my interest,” says Fertitta in a statement. “Being a premier luxury car dealer, I always want to offer my customers the very best buying experience and this partnership will allow anyone around the world to purchase our vehicles faster and easier.”
Given that Post Oak Motor Cars clients already enjoy dinner reservations, hotel stays, and even helicopter transfers, a Bitcoin purchase option is a logical — if not totally Vegas — next step.
“We’ve noticed people prefer to make larger purchases with bitcoin since it is a simple way to make payments,” said Sonny Singh, Chief Commercial Officer of BitPay.
“This partnership is timely with the increasing popularity of Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Bugatti vehicles. Post Oak Motors has a great reputation of selling the finest cars and we are thrilled to be partnering with Tilman.”