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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.
 Recent press releases
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)
As Himachal Pradesh Eases Travel Restrictions, OYO Hotels & Homes Opens its Doors with the 'Sanitised Stays' Experience

Following the new state guidelines, OYO is open to host guests in Himachal Pradesh with the Sanitised Stays experience
As the state relaxes travel restrictions and allows free movement - no mandatory documents, e-pass or registration required; travellers can easily book an OYO p... (more)
OYO Appoints Anuj Tejpal as Global Chief Commercial Officer

OYO Hotels & Homes, the world’s leading hospitality chain today announced the appointment of Anuj Tejpal as the Global Chief Commercial Officer, OYO effective September 1, 2020. In his new role, Anuj will work with regional CEOs and leaders to drive global delivery of revenue for ... (more)
OYO Rolls out Discounts for Students Appearing for JEE, NEET and Other State Examinations, Sets up Email Helpline for Seamless Bookings

Further to the Government of India’s announcement, JEE-Main exams commenced on September 01, 2020. In the coming weeks, NEET 2020 and other state-level examinations are also scheduled to be held pan India. Extending its support towards the Ministry of Education and local governme... (more)
OYO Introduces 'Yo! Help', its 24x7 Realtime Chat Assistant; Enables a Seamless Customer Experience

While preventive lockdowns have helped countries flatten the curve and break the chain, it has also impacted industries across the world, including travel and hospitality. COVID-19 has disrupted the way people go about their daily lives due to social distancing norms, thereby paving the way... (more)
OYO Launches Employee Wellbeing and Work-life-balance Initiatives Including Weekend Curfew, Gratitude Holiday and more

OYO becomes one of the first Indian startups to move to a 5-day work week with ‘weekend curfew’, encouraging a balanced work-life approach
Offers a gratitude (surprise) holiday to employees on August 17, 2020 in India, christened as OYOpendence day, to express g... (more)
OYO Adopts Hybrid Workplace Model, Committed to Employee Safety, Health and Wellness

The company has adopted ‘hybrid workplace model’ that will pivot on the combination of work from home, work from anywhere and work from flexible co-working spaces
Currently, 100% of OYO’s workforce is working in a hybrid model and are using tools like Zoom, Goo... (more)
OYO's Loyalty Programme OYO Wizard Crosses the 7.5 Million+ Subscribers Milestone, Grows by 50% in 2020

OYO, one of the world’s leading hotel chains today announced that OYO Wizard, its customer loyalty program has crossed the 7.5 million+ member mark as of May 2020. This indicates a 50% growth in subscribers in 2020 over the base last year.
One of India’s largest pai... (more)