How can I work with OYO rooms

Founder of a hotel chain at the age of 19 - at 25 the third largest hotel chain in the world

The hotel chain OYO was founded in 2013 and is India's largest hotel company. The network currently includes more than 230 Indian cities, including all major metropolises, regional trade centers, leisure destinations and important pilgrimage cities. The company is also represented internationally with hotels in Malaysia, Japan and Nepal and is now coming to Europe (Germany, Spain, Great Britain). The company's vision is to become the most popular and trusted hotel brand in the world. The founder will be 28 in 2023!

Ritesh Agarwal, now 25 years old / young

OYO was founded by Ritesh Agarwal, the first Asian to be accepted into the Thiel Scholarship (founded by PayPal founder Peter Thiel). He was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in Consumer Tech (2016) for creating a global disruptor. OYO was recently named India's Most Promising Hotel Network (HolidayIQ Better Holiday Awards 2017) and received multiple awards including Express IT Startup of the Year (2015), NDTV Dream Chaser of the Year (2016) and IAMAI Digital Startup of the Year ( 2016).

OYO was recognized as one of the coolest startups in India by Business Today (2016) and was ranked as one of the top employee attractors in India by LinkedIn for two years in a row (2016, 2017). OYO is backed by leading global investors including SoftBank Group, Lightspeed India, Sequoia Capita, Greenoaks Capital, Hero Enterprise and China Lodging Group.

OyO Vijaygarh Palace

As Skift reported, among other things, Oyo has improved from the sixth largest chain with 636,000 rooms in April by three positions to the third largest chain with 850,000 rooms in June. In just two months, according to Oyo, they overtook Accor, Wyndham and IHG and moved up to third place. To reach the top, Oyo has to outperform Hilton and Marriott International.

However, this doesn't seem to be a problem for Oyo founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal, who aims to bring the budget chain to the largest hotel chain in terms of size, revenue and availability by 2023.

OYO revolutionized the fragmented and long-standing budget hospitality space in India by enabling the standardization of services, amenities and space experiences. Using its proprietary inventory management, room service, revenue management and customer relationship management apps, OYO has provided predictable, affordable and available rooms at an affordable price to millions of travelers in India.

OYO Home 11900 Panjims Vintage

A booking with OYO promises problem-free stays. The popular OYO app (> 10 MILLION downloads) enables guests to search and book rooms, request room service (food and drinks), book a taxi and also search for restaurants nearby. OYO also offers a unique concierge-like support service through OYO Captains - the company's local hotel representatives who provide on-site support for trouble-free travel and stay. Guests can avail themselves of their services by booking through a call center, app or website.

Hotel owners who partner with OYO see a significant increase in occupancy, gain access to the world's first tablet-based property management apps, and become part of a brand recognized and loved by travelers across the country.

In January 2017, OYO launched the Townhouse - a managed hotel brand that aims to act as a social hot spot for city dwellers and a new generation of guests.