Oyo platform for business travellers

Oyo, the country's largest branded network of hotels, announced the availability of a self-serve platform for business travellers on its mobile app. Called “Oyo for Business”, it offers rooms to cater to the needs of corporate travellers.

Amenities include air-conditioned rooms equipped with flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and 24x7 customer-care support. The rooms are present in about 6,000 hotels across 180 cities in India.

“This development follows a six-month period of testing with 1,600 companies, including large corporates, small and medium enterprises, and start-ups. Using this platform, companies witnessed average savings of 30 per cent on their travel-related expenses,” the company said.

The company said the platform offered ease of creating bulk bookings via the web and mobile app, along with the added convenience of travel-expense management. Companies that enrolled in the pilot phase include Citibank, Sony, Evalueserve, Ranbaxy, Capgemini and Larsen & Toubro, beside start-ups Zomato and Snapdeal.

Since launch, a little more than 4,500 companies have come on board, it said. Top clients include ITC, Bharti Airtel, HCL, Tech Mahindra, Ernst & Young, Bennett Coleman & Co, AMW Motors and Hitachi, and start-ups such as Delhivery, Grofers and IndiaMart.

“We expect this service to scale rapidly. Businesses are looking for a hassle-free experience, at great value, our brand promise,” said Kavikrut, chief growth officer.

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