PUBLIC SERVICE: OYO Hotels opens to Mindanao Covid-19 frontliners

To support frontliners engaged in the delivery of medical and other vital services during the Covid-19 pandemic, OYO Hotels & Homes has reopened 24 properties in major cities in Mindanao.

Based on the Department of Tourism directive, OYO accepts check-ins from foreign guests, government employees, and persons employed in essential services during the enhanced community quarantine. To ensure the safety of guests and staff, walk-in guests are discouraged, and hotel facilities such as swimming pools, gyms and spas are closed in compliance with the government’s social distancing regulations.

Capital O Asrodel Hotel
Kathy’s Home Garden Suites
Kathy’s Home Garden Suites

“It is part of our responsibility as a provider of essential services and a key stakeholder in the tourism and travel industry to ensure that those who are in need of clean and comfortable living spaces have access to this necessity, especially during this challenging situation,” says OYO Hotels & Homes Philippines country head Ankit Gupta.

The hotel chain is offering 500 rooms dedicated to various frontliners, with discounts of up to 40 percent from the posted rate. It is also coordinating with business process outsourcing firms and other key businesses to accommodate their employees and stranded foreign tourists.

OYO 150 Davao Airport Hotel
OYO 150 Davao Airport Hotel
Stonewood Hotel in Gen Santos
Stonewood Hotel in Gen Santos

Participating establishments in Davao City are Humberto’s Hotel, Davao Airport View Hotel, Sunny Point Hotel, The West Inn, Dads Bayview Pension, Deck 360 Dormitel, Braveheart Residency, Anisabel Suites, Capital Asrodel, Circle B Suites, Chateau Cinco, D’ Abirus Inn, Yellow Pad, Sharana Pensionne, and Capital World Palace.

Others are Samantha’s Apartelle, Stonewood Hotel, KTI Travelers Inn, Pensionne Alonso, and Kathy’s Home Garden Suites in Gen. Santos City; Sakura Suites, Edilberto’s Bread and Breakfast, and Vines Ape Nap in Tagum City; and Diakopes Inn in Puerto Princesa City.

Gupta said that by offering rooms close to medical facilities, OYO is helping alleviate their burden and ensure access to quality living spaces to rest and refresh in the fulfillment of their duties.

Vines Ape Nap Hostel
Vines Ape Nap Hostel
World Palace Hotel
World Palace Hotel

OYO Hotels & Homes is a seven-year-old Indian hotel hospitality conglomerate of leased and franchised hotels, homes and living spaces, which has recently established presence in the Philippine market. It is the world’s second-largest chain which empowers small and independent asset owners with the operational capabilities and technology to help them compete with bigger brands.

It has more than 260 partner hotels and 4,300 rooms in Metro Manila, Cebu City, Baguio City, Pampanga, Boracay, Batangas, Iloilo, Bataan, Davao City, and Metro Tagaytay area.

Based in India, the portfolio combines fully-operated real estate comprising of more than 23,000 hotels and 125,000 vacation homes worldwide. Along with Vacation Homes categories under OYO Homes, Belvilla, Dancenter, Danland, and Traum-Ferienwohnungen, it is present in more than 800 cities in 80 countries, including the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, India, China, Malaysia, Middle East, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan.

For more information, log on to www.oyorooms.com.

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