Oyo Rooms

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College dropout who handled 1 hotel in Gurgaon set up OYO (On Your On) Rooms.From Oravel to Oyo Rooms, Ritesh Agarwal now runs a $ 25 billion company.

At the age of 17, Ritesh Agarwal was an irritated traveller not satisfied with the accommodation business in India and founded OYO Rooms for budget travellers offering affordable and standardized accommodation. Ritesh Agarwal is considered to be one of the youngest entrepreneurs of India.

Began his journey in January 2013, starting with one hotel in Gurgaon. The company, as of October 2016, has around 6,500 hotels in over 220 cities in India, and has been named India’s largest budget hotel chain.

OYO introduced a guaranteed early check-in called sunrise check-in at 6 am, and also recently rolled out OYO Captain, a personalised concierge service in the budget hotel category. It moved into a larger office in Gurgaon and opened a new office in Kochi.

They won the Quest Experience Award for Best Use of Social Media for Customer Experience (CX) Improvement and were a runner-up in the Hotelier India award for front desk management.  

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