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OYO aims at 1mn rooms to become world's "largest" hotel chain

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Hospitality firm Hotels and on Monday said it is working on a roadmap for 1-million room inventory from the existing count of 4.6 lakh.

"We will have one million inventory into our fold in the near distant future. I think, it should happen in a year and a half," CEO, and South Asia, Aditya Ghosh told

This will help to become the "world's top from number three now", he claimed.

The company has set a target of 2.5 million by 2023, its promoter Ritesh Agarwal said.

At present, OYO has over 13,000 franchised and leased hotels, and over 450,000 rooms, adding over 64,000 rooms every month, globally.

"In India, we have over 8,700 leased and franchised hotels, and more than 164,000 rooms," a said.

The firm has changed from the aggregator model to own inventories through the franchisee or lease operation model.

In China, a traditionally strong market for corporates, OYO's revenue is lower despite having a higher inventory of about 1.8 lakh rooms in that country, the said.

OYO has active presence in seven countries, and is planning to expand to at least 15 countries with focus on Asian nations.

Over the next few weeks, it is expected to announce a fresh corporate growth plan focused on and Japan, where it aims to become the largest by the 2020 Summer Olympics, company officials said.

The hospitality firm is also aggressively putting in place a digital record system to facilitate direct data sharing of customers' arrivals and departures with various state governments.

The state governments of Haryana, and Telangana have so far shown interest in this digital record system, Ghosh said.

OYO on Monday extended an offer to the government, too, to maintain a realtime data repository for 'Digital Arrival and Departure Register'.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 19:20 IST