OYO Hotels and Homes, the world’s 6th largest chain of hotels, homes, and living spaces celebrated its successful take-off in the Philippines, adding over 50 asset owners to its chain in 4 months.
The company celebrated its quick expansion in the Philippines with its first OYO Hotels Meet 2019 held on May 3, 2019. The event recognized outstanding OYO hotels that have helped the company establish its footprint in the country since its launch early this year. OYO also acknowledged hotel owners for their outstanding efforts to provide quality service to customers. Hotels with strong sales performance for the first few months of operation with OYO were also commended.
The meet was graced by the presence of some of the Philippines’ hotel and travel associations including Mr. Bob Zozobrado, Chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, Ms. Leny Fabul, Executive Director of the Philippine Hotel Owners Association Inc. and Mr. Johnny Chotrani, Chairman of the Philippine India Business Council.
The event highlighted milestones achieved by the company in the Philippines under the leadership of OYO Country Head Ankit Arya. Mr. Arya discussed OYO Hotels’ business model and shared his plans to bring the entire OYO family forward.
“It gives me great pleasure and pride to recognize some of our hotel owners here in the Philippines who have showcased exceptional quality performance since our launch early this year. With the warm feedback that we received till date, plus the back-to-back successes we had so far in growing OYO Hotels in the country to now more than 50 live properties, we are more eager to bring the team to greater heights in the coming years. With our strengthened business direction and program, unceasing technological innovation and deeper collaboration with all our asset hoteliers, Filipinos are rest assured that OYO Hotels will bring more good fortune to the country’s tourism industry and further empower the small-scale business sector,” said Mr. Ankit Arya, Country Head, OYO Hotels & Homes.
OYO partner hotels experienced a night full of surprises as they witnessed the future of OYO Hotels in the Philippines, at the event that was hosted by Bogart the Explorer together with some of OYO Hotels’ executives.
Among the hotels recognized that evening were Artina Suites Hotel in Makati and Spiral Suites in Quezon City. Athena Peckson, Artina Suites Hotel Manager, shares that in just the first four months of their partnership with OYO, the hotel’s occupancy level increased from 60 percent to 100 percent daily.
Peckson adds, “The compelling marketing strategy that OYO uses helped Artina Suites Hotel boost our presence in the market. Their team works with us closely to guide us with customer bookings and other operational concerns. We are proud and convinced that we are in good hands with OYO so we are definitely looking to have a long fruitful partnership with them.”
Spiral Suites Owner Conrad Manalac shares the same trust in OYO, emphasizing that he finds OYO as a very reliable, consistent and professional partner to work with if your goal is to succeed in the industry. He cited that through his partnership with OYO, his hotel’s occupancy rate increased and the consistent positive client ratings ranging from 8.5-10 poured in.
“OYO’s hands-on guidance through personnel training and by imposing strict compliance to quality standards ensured that the service we deliver is no less than the best. We are grateful to OYO for giving Spiral Suites the opportunity to grow and be known in the market,” Manalac adds.
OYO Hotels is committed to transforming the overall accommodation and travel experience by providing premium quality service at an affordable price. With an initial investment of $50 million and a commitment to extend OYO’s quality service and experience to the travellers in the Philippines, OYO continues to transform properties across Manila, Cebu, Davao, Boracay, and Tagaytay and more other cities in the country. By 2020, OYO aims to establish a presence in more than 10 cities with more than 20,000 rooms in the Philippines.