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OYO is India’s largest branded network of hotels founded by Ritesh Agarwal, India’s first graduate of the Thiel Fellowship, a program started by Paypal founder, Peter Thiel. OYO currently operates in more than 170 Indian cities including Delhi, Gurgaon,Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Goa, Chennai and Kolkata. These include major metros, regional hubs, top leisure destinations, as well as pilgrimage towns. OYO has also recently launched operations in Malaysia. The company’s vision is to become the most preferred and trusted hotel brand. It is backed by the world’s leading investor including the SoftBank Group, Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed India.
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OYO Announces a Free Stay after 5 Night Stays

This Summer, OYO has witnessed two record breaking weekends since the lockdown. OYO’s Wizard program is set to benefit frequent travellers as the country’s travel confidence is at an all time high
Stays eligible after joining OYO’s upgraded loyalty program - Wi... (more)
OYO Offers Stays at a Flat Price of INR 499 for Holi Weekend

High demand for leisure cities this Holi weekend, 50 percent Indians prefer travelling to Goa; says OYO survey
Applicable on a minimum booking of 2 nights
Travel tech company, OYO has always believed in studying data and trends to provide tailor-made offer... (more)
OYO's Women-only Hackathon 'WomenInCtrl' to Improve Gender Diversity in Tech

As the pandemic recedes, tech companies are committed to driving higher adoption across industries, leading to growing demand for tech talent across the country. As per a study by 451 Research, a technology industry research firm, women form 34% of the IT workforce in India. With this insig... (more)
GiveIndia Launches Fundraiser to Provide Free Shelter for the Underprivileged During their Recovery from COVID-19 in Partnership with OYO Care

With a peak in daily cases across the country, COVID-19 has led to a shortage of safe spaces for the underprivileged during their recovery from COVID-19. GiveIndia and OYO Care have launched a fundraising campaign #ShelterForAll with an aim to raise INR 10 crore to offer rooms as isolation ... (more)
OYO Hotels & Homes Strengthens its Global Leadership Bench; Announces New Appointments and Elevations

Elevates leaders across geographies, including India, South Asia, China, Europe, SEAME
Welcomes Ankit Mathuria as the new Chief Technology Officer; Ankit succeeds Anil Goel, who helped build OYO’s tech prowess from the ground up and will continue to counsel OYO as an advis... (more)
OYO Launches Equal Partner Policy; Announces the Second Edition of Club Red to Unlock the Next Phase of Growth for its Asset Owners in India

Strengthens its commitment to asset owners by launching the Equal Partner Policy to create a collaborative ecosystem for business improvements
In line with this, OYO has also announced the second edition of its partner loyalty program Club Red for asset owners in India to a... (more)
OYO Reveals #EscapeRoutes, a List of the Top 150+ Leisure Properties in India

Indians are opting for holidays across beach destinations, heritage and holy cities of India
OYO’s top 12 leisure destinations account for 55% of the total demand across India since the gradual unlocks across the country
OYO properties follow ISO-certified qualit... (more)
OYO Hotels & Homes Elevates Four Key Leaders in India; Further Strengthens Leadership Bench Strength

OYO Hotels & Homes, one of the world’s leading hotel chains today announced four key elevations in its India senior leadership effective October 1, 2020 - Ankit Gupta to CEO, Frontier & Workspaces, Harshit Vyas to COO, India & South Asia, Franchise Business, Abhinav Ankur ... (more)
OYO Crosses the 50 Million App Downloads Mark Globally; Strengthens Commitment to Seamless Customer Experience as India Unlocks

Launched Sanitised Stays initiative in partnership with Unilever to ensure customer and employee safety with minimal touch policies, digital check-ins, check-outs, payments, and a higher standard of hygiene at OYO properties
Introduced Yo! Help, OYO’s real-time 24*7 chat a... (more)
OYO Appoints Tejal Patil as Senior Legal Advisor for India & South Asia

With over 27 years of work experience, Tejal joins OYO Hotels & Homes, after a successful stint as the General Counsel of GE South Asia
Tejal will be a key member of the OYO Global leadership team, and play an integral role in ensuring the highest levels of governance in all... (more)