OYO launches OYO Home in Dubai; To unlock second homes in holiday destinations through Home Management Service

Tuesday 08 January 2019
Dubai - MENA Herald:

OYO Hotels & Homes, South Asia’s biggest and the world’s fastest-growing chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes & living spaces has announced the launch of OYO Home in Dubai. Starting with 40 beautiful homes in the city, the hospitality chain plans to ramp up the footprint to 200 homes in the next six months. It also plans to introduce the category to other Emirates in the UAE. OYO Home is a Home Management service that utilizes the chain’s existing on-ground operations, hospitality technology, housekeeping skills, revenue management algorithms and distribution prowess to deliver a hassle-free solution to second home-owners. It intends to focus on locked and unused homes across top holiday destinations in the country.

Commenting on the launch, Manu Midha, Head - Middle East, OYO Hotels & Homes, said, “At OYO, we are focused on solving the problem of lack of quality and supply-demand imbalance in the hospitality sector. India’s top holiday destinations have a sizeable number of homes that are locked and unutilized. Homeowners are unable to put these assets to personal or commercial use due to lack of time and-or expertise in homestay-management. We saw this as an untapped opportunity where our business has existing synergies - we have people resources all across the UAE, strong capabilities when it comes to property onboarding, transformation & upgradations, including redesign to suit the needs of young global travellers, hospitality-operations, revenue management, and distribution network - both online and offline, through both OYO’s own and partner channels. Travellers trust our brand and we are already known for pioneering effective solutions tailored to the traveller’s needs, and OYO Home is designed to do exactly that.”

Elaborating on the concept, Vartika Goel, Country Head - UAE, OYO Hotels said, “What we are attempting with OYO Home guarantees unique experience for our guests and higher yields for home owners. There is significant market opportunity especially as people have invested in second homes in top holiday destinations across the UAE. GCC and international travellers today are open to choosing the comforts of a fully managed holiday home, for short stays. Home owners in Dubai have enthusiastically welcomed OYO’s new foray and opened up their homes to this opportunity, and we are already seeing a lot of interest amidst our patrons too.’’

Sakshi Jain, a home owner from Dubai, shared her thoughts "My 1-BHK apartment in Dubai Marina was given to OYO Hotels and Homes for managing and they have done very well as far as maintaining the property goes and the revenues, have seen better yields than a normal yearly rental till now and I am so happy with OYO"

Last year, OYO Hotels & Homes, South Asia’s biggest, one of China’s top three, and the world’s fastest-growing chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes & living spaces, welcomed over 100,000 guests from 75 countries across 16 properties in UAE, since its launch in October 2018. With this lease and full inventory control model, OYO currently manages 1300 rooms within these properties in Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah and is set to touch 12,000 rooms by 2020.

With OYO Home, OYO Hotels & Homes is all set to drive the next wave of growth in the UAE.

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