OYO Grows Operations To Over 500 Cities Across India
“Our rapid strides in India are reflective of our commitment to the region and the pace of progress here runs parallel with our international ambitions", said Aditya Ghosh, CEO, India & South Asia, OYO Hotels & Homes.
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OYO Hotels & Homes, chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes, living spaces and workspaces, announced that it has expanded its presence in India to over 500 cities covering the length and breadth of the country as the company intensifies its presence and commitment to one of its key home markets.
The continued emphasis on growing its presence in India is in line with the company’s objectives of going deeper in existing markets and metros while also ploughing wide and forming a stronger national network through a presence in the smaller towns, cities and popular tourist destinations in India. OYO has, as a result, created over 9000 direct and 100,000 indirect job opportunities and aims to double the number by 2020.
Commenting on the milestone, Aditya Ghosh, CEO, India & South Asia, OYO Hotels & Homes said, “Our rapid strides in India are reflective of our commitment to the region and the pace of progress here runs parallel with our international ambitions. At OYO Hotels and Homes, we are focused on strengthening our presence in India & South Asia while also enabling economic opportunities at every level and across not just the metros but also tier 2, 3, 4 cities. We are less than 5 per cent of the total unbranded hotel and guesthouse market in India and there is massive headroom for growth now and in the future. We are thankful to our thousands of asset owners, OYOpreneurs as well as the millions of customers who choose an OYO. As we continue to build our presence in the years to come, we remain equally focused on the quality of service, the hotel owner success and are constantly innovating to raise the bar for customer experience across more than 18000 hotels spread in over 500 cities in the country.”
The company has over 10,000 employees in India. Additionally, the company has set up 22 OYO Skill Institutes in India for training frontline staff in every aspect of hotel management. Already one of the largest purchasers of linen, toiletries and essential hotel supplies in the country, OYO is also helping empower multiple ancillary industries in the hospitality ecosystem by leveraging scale to make bulk procurements that are supporting local businesses. Every month, OYO utilizes over 40 lakh toiletry kits across 270,000 exclusive rooms which are a part of its chain while procuring over 40,000 units of linen.
Mahesh Kumar, Front office executive said, “I came from a small town in Uttar Pradesh looking for an opportunity to showcase my talent and potential. With limited educational qualifications (Class XII), I am glad that OYO offered me an opportunity to work at the front desk of its hotel in Lucknow after undergoing skill training at one of the OYO Skill Institutes. I am now able to earn and support myself financially and look forward to a long-term career at OYO.”
Mr Amol Dhir, Agra, proud asset owner of OYO Dayal Lodge, Agra, said, “At our lodge when a guest checks they are like our friends and families. We have been in this business for three generations now and I have always wondered how my father and grandfather managed this hotel. When I joined this hotel 12 years back I had a big vision for it, perhaps way too big than what my grandfather, my father and my family had for this hotel. I wanted a support system, a partner who could assist me in this. One day people from OYO walked in and they pitched me the idea of getting my hotel on-boarded. I felt they are just the right people who could entrust my idea and push my vision further and we could grow along. The biggest change what I found when OYO came along is how tech-savvy they are. Sitting at home I get to check the occupancy reports, employee management, booking and revenue reports. As an independent hotelier, I could not have achieved this or would have taken a little longer to get there. Technology with OYO became more accessible, affordable. Our life as a businessman became easier through this technology. For me, OYO has always been a partner and it is giving us various opportunities to get featured and grow along.”