Oyo claims to be one of the largest hotel chains in India as well as China with approximately 1.2 million rooms across 80 countries. But are these numbers accurate?
New York Times has reported that the Oyo company has managed to create a fake list of hotels in order to impress its investors. The reporters also cross-questioned the employees of Oyo, let’s see what they quoted.
Oyo Faked Hotel Listings!
As shocking as the fake hotel listings sound, during interviews with Oyo employees, they have quoted that they were kept in a lot of pressure to add more rooms. Not just that, their managers ordered them to slide the unattainable properties in the listings of Oyo.
Moreover, they were also asked to insert fake photographs so that their investors can be impressed. They, even, added hotels that don’t exist anymore. These conducts of the company explain why people complain so much on the internet for various bookings that do not really offer the full package.
For instance, an Oyo customer, literally, created a website called Oyo-ruined-my-anniversary.com as the hotel at Andamans refused to accept any Oyo order being placed with them. SMH!
List of wrongdoings!
Here’s a list of all the wrongdoings of Oyo that are, mainly, being highlighted.
1. More than a thousand rooms on Oyo are from unlicensed guesthouses.
2. Oyo has been suspected to have given free room booking to police officers as a token of bribe.
3. Oyo employees have mentioned that they have, at times, deliberately failed to pay the hotel owners who have filed cases in the past, too.
4. Oyo is struggling with its deals in Japan as it failed to meet targets.
5. Oyo fired 1000 of its Chinese employees and is set to terminate around 2000 Indian ones.
6. Oyo has been subjected to a loss of Rs.2385 crore in 2019.
Beware booking with Oyo, next time!