OYO offering long stays to frontline workers during COVID-19 pandemic


OYO Hotels has announced that US key workers are taking it up on its offers during the coronavirus outbreak, as its long stays are up significantly.

The lockdown enforced as a means of keeping the COVID-19 outbreak in check has had a significant negative impact for almost all businesses, and the hospitality industry in particular has struggled.

However, while the overall number of guests has seen a huge decline, OYO Hotels has declared that the number of guests staying for more than seven days has increased by 21% since lockdown began.

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OYO even reports an increase in stays of over 30 days.

The Indian company has given particular focus to providing accommodation for US frontline workers, including medical, government and military support staff among others.

OYO claims to have taken all necessary steps to safeguard its employees and guests during this time.

Abhinav Sinha, global COO and operating partner, OYO US, said: ”We value this opportunity to serve our guests in these unprecedented times. We are working diligently to offer comfortable and hygienic accommodation to all those in need and our asset partners have a huge role to play in helping us achieve this.

“While the coronavirus crisis has deeply impacted our industry, it has also created the need for long-term stays for the frontline workers. We are hopeful of driving demand for our partners across regions in the long term stays segment at a time when this can help maintain social distancing and break the cycle of infections.

“Many of our hotels provide amenities in-house and are well-equipped to support the needs of long-term guests at an affordable price. We will continue to work together to serve those who are in need while adhering to stringent levels of hygiene and cleanliness.”

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