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  • OYO Hotels and Homes Commits to Hire 3,000+ employees to strengthen its leadership position in India

    Published on August 22, 2019

    By Sachin Murdeshwar

    OYO Hotels and Homes, India and South Asia’s largest, China’s second-largest, world’s third-largest and fastest-growing chain of hotels, homes, living, and workspaces, has today announced that it will strengthen its workforce in India by adding 3,000+ OYOpreneurs over a course of six months (H1 2020). The development is aligned with the hospitality company’s commitment towards investing ~INR 1400 crores ($200mn) by 2019-end in India & South Asia business, as part of its efforts to further double down on its expansion plans, improve customer experience and ensure an increase in continued asset owner success. OYO is currently present across 300+ cities in India and has over 200,000 exclusive keys as part of its chain of 10,000+ franchised and leased hotels.

    Currently, 9,000+ OYOpreneurs-strong, OYO is looking at recruiting 3,000+ employees across multiple functions, including Business Development, Operations, Service, Sales and Enterprise Partnerships. The efforts will fuel OYO’s next phase of growth in India where the hotel chain has transformed the fragmented hospitality industry with the means of technology and talent. The company had earlier committed to hiring over 2020 technology experts and engineers by 2020. OYO has already crossed the 2020 target and, today, over 2,100+ engineers and data scientists drive its proprietary technology that power the chain’s 23,000+ hotels across the globe and enable hassle-free and comfortable experience for millions of guests.

    Commenting on the development, Aditya Ghosh, CEO – India and South Asia, OYO Hotels and Homes, said, ‘’Today, OYO is India’s largest hotel chain and we are at the forefront of transforming India’s and global hospitality experience. In the past six years, each one of the 9,000+ OYOpreneurs has shown relentless commitment towards our mission of creating beautifully designed, chic and comfortable living spaces while ensuring high-quality accommodation for both Indian and international travellers. Every day, over 500,000 heads rest on a pillow in OYO, a testament to the impact we are creating globally. With the addition of over 3,000 employees over the next six months (H1 2020), we are reiterating OYO’s commitments towards adding value to the country’s hospitality industry by continuing to provide a great experience at an affordable price to guests while building strong relationships with asset owners.’’

    OYO’s global operations across 80+ countries and 800+ cities are driven by 17,000+ OYOpreneurs out of which 9,000+ employees are dedicatedly working towards its presence in India. The home market is also the place from where OYO commenced its multi-brand strategy and offers diverse experiences to travellers through six hotel brands, including OYO Townhouse, OYO Hotels, Capital O, Collection O, SilverKey and Palette Resortswith other segments like OYO Home, OYO LIFE and the recently announced OYO Workspaces.

    OYO and OYOpreneurs remain committed to driving the success of the company’s asset owner community. The addition of more talent to the OYO team will further contribute towards strengthening this relationship at every level. Recently, OYO announced the launch of the OYO Partner Engagement Network (OPEN) for its 10,000+ strong asset owner community in India to reiterate its commitment and start an industry-first series of year-long initiatives to help them reach their business goals. As a part of this program, the Cash in Bank initiative offers easy to avail, hassle-free and collateral-free business advances for renovation and upgradation of hotels. In addition to disbursing INR 45 crores under this initiative, the company has already enabled interior Capex with INR 170 crore disbursal pipeline by August. With the Partner Privilege Program, OYO offers exclusive benefits and opportunities to the company’s top-performing hotel owners in India which can be availed across three categories of business, growth and personal benefits.