OYO Rooms: News

22 Oct 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Noida: Four arrested for recording couples in OYO rooms

Uttar Pradesh Police arrested four men for allegedly blackmailing couples after recording their intimate moments through hidden cameras in OYO rooms in Noida.

24 Sep 2021


OYO could file for $1 billion-worth IPO next week

Budget-centric Indian hotel chain start-up OYO is likely to file for an initial public offering (IPO) next week.

14 Sep 2020


Amid COVID-19, plane cafes launched in Thailand

The novel coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly a million worldwide, has brought several aspects of the 'routine life' to a halt, including commercial air travel.

04 Sep 2020

Ritesh Agarwal

COVID-19 effect: OYO extends employee furlough by another six months

The fallout of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry has forced OYO India to extend the furlough period of some of its employees by another six months.

21 Jul 2020


LinkedIn lays off 960 employees, due to COVID-19 pandemic

Microsoft-owned professional network LinkedIn has announced that it will be laying off about 960 employees, or 6% of its workforce, around the world.

01 Jun 2020


MakeMyTrip lays off 350 employees due to COVID-19: Details here

Following Ritesh Agarwal's OYO Rooms, India's largest travel aggregator MakeMyTrip has laid off 350 employees from its workforce.

07 Apr 2020

Mukesh Ambani

#CoronavirusImpact: Mukesh Ambani lost $300 million/day in two months

The outbreak of coronavirus over the last two months has left economies reeling, business disrupted, and people jobless.

07 Sep 2019


OYO founder Ritesh booked for cheating hotelier of Rs. 1cr

OYO Hotels Founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal has been booked by the Whitefield police in Bengaluru on charges of cheating and criminal breach.

05 Aug 2019


Five successful CEOs in India who are not even graduates

Graduation is considered an important milestone in a student's learning journey.

05 Jun 2019


Jio is offering free live-streaming of World Cup matches

Passing on yet another attractive benefit to all its users, Jio has partnered with Hotstar to offer live streaming of Cricket World Cup for free. Notably, Hotstar is the only OTT platform that is streaming live matches but under a paid subscription plan.

02 Jan 2019


#FinancialBytes: Best 'buy now, pay later' services available in India

In India, "buy now, pay later" payment options are increasingly becoming popular among customers nowadays.

28 Dec 2018


OYO offers to buy Rs. 50cr shares from current, ex-employees

OYO Rooms, India's second-most valuable startup, has offered to buy back shares from current and former employees to the tune of Rs. 40-50cr.

20 Dec 2018


Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

Months after entering India's unicorn club, food delivery platform Swiggy has raised a whopping $1bn in fresh capital from existing and new investors.

25 Sep 2018


OYO Rooms raises $1bn, enters unicorn club

Budget hotel chain OYO Rooms has entered India's unicorn club, having raised a whopping $800mn in a round led by Japan's Softbank Vision Fund.

12 Sep 2018


#NoCountryForWomen? US travel-blogger was stalked, sexually harassed on India trip

Imagine you are on a dream trip to India but before you leave the country you remain trapped inside a hotel room. The reason? Perverted staff members of the hotel you are lodged at.

16 Aug 2018


OYO looking to raise $1bn, valuation might cross $4bn

It seems that budget hotel network OYO Rooms is getting ready for yet another round of funding, and is reportedly looking to raise an amount between $500mn to $1bn.

24 Jul 2018


Host the best weddings with AutoParty by OYO

A wedding is a dream, and AutoParty by OYO works to fulfill this beautifully.

06 Jun 2018


8 popular start-ups currently offering jobs in Gurugram

Start-ups have become popular among job seekers these days in India for the country is emerging as one of the world's fastest-growing start-up hubs.

03 Jun 2018


#StayInLove: 5 websites where you can find couple-friendly hotels

All the moral and actual policing might make you think that staying in a hotel room in India is illegal, if you are unmarried.

28 May 2018


Unmarried couple denied entry in Mumbai hotel: RIP progressive mindset

Though there is no law against unmarried couples sharing a hotel room in India, a recent incident speaks an opposite tale.

20 Feb 2018


ZO Rooms sues OYO Rooms over 'data theft'

Zostel Hospitality, the parent company of ZO Rooms, has sued OYO Rooms in a Gurugram court over data theft.

28 Dec 2017


WhatsApp users to soon receive show recommendations from Netflix!

Popular video-streaming service Netflix is reportedly joining hands with WhatsApp to send content recommendations to users on the Facebook-owned messaging platform.

01 Sep 2017


WhatsApp for Business kick-starts with BookMyShow; Ola, Oyo will follow

WhatsApp in the bid to monetize its platform had launched, what it calls, "WhatsApp for Business" for certain select organizations.

17 Aug 2017


Narendra Modi will meet 200 start-up entrepreneurs to discuss ideas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting the 'champions of change', who have set up successful businesses from the grounds up, today at a session organized by federal policy think tank NITI Aayog.

10 May 2017


SoftBank writes down investments in Ola, Snapdeal by $1.41 billion

Japanese investor SoftBank said it wrote down its investment valuation in Snapdeal and Ola by $1.41 billion. It has written down investments in Snapdeal by $1.01 billion and $400 million in Ola.

27 Apr 2017


OYO Rooms acquires $250 million from SoftBank, others

According to a media report, OYO Rooms, a budget hotels marketplace operated by Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd closed a $250 million fundraising round led by existing investor SoftBank Group.

03 Feb 2017


Ola's valuation marked down by 40%

Vanguard Group, an investment firm based in the United States, slashed the valuation of its stake in Ola.

08 Nov 2016


SoftBank writes-off $555 million across Ola, Snapdeal investments

In the wake of India's online start-ups eyeing fresh funding, SoftBank's quarterly results reflected a decline in its returns from investments in start-ups like Ola Cabs and Snapdeal.

14 Sep 2016


Sequoia Capital to sell stakes in firms worth $200 million

According to sources, American venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital, is planning to sell $200 million worth of stakes in eight Indian "non-tech companies" via secondary transactions.

17 Aug 2016


SoftBank invests $62 million in OYO

OYO raised over $62 million in a new round of funding led by existing SoftBank Group Corp.

11 Apr 2016


OYO gets backing of $100 million from SoftBank and others

OYO Rooms raised a capital of $100 million in the latest round of funding led by SoftBank.

12 Jan 2016


OYO forays into south-east Asia

OYO Rooms announced its expansion to south-east Asia with the launch of its operations in Malaysia.

3 Aug 2015


SoftBank leads investment for OYO Rooms

SoftBank, the Japanese corporation, has decided to invest in OYO Rooms with a Rs.630 crore funding.