In the coastal town of Alibag, travellers are seen frolicking to the White house beach resort. Just like its unique name this 50 room hotel, is uniquely managed by a family trio – Dinkar Kumbhar, his son – Vaibhav and elder daughter-in-law Asha. Offering the best local cuisine and all the amenities required in a modern hotel, this property is a favourite amongst travellers. The trio recollects their first steps in the hospitality industry right to the present where they are respected as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in town – a perfect example of entrepreneurship taking the front seat with OYO Hotels & Homes nurturing them to grow even bigger and better!
Dinkar Kumbhar says “My son and his wife used to run a small hotel in Alibag and seeing the positive experience I too joined hands with them. We were running this hotel without much experience hence by March-end we got it onboarded to OYO. Along with the OYO Team, we mutually agreed on including features like HD TV, WiFi, AC, swimming pool, conference and banquet hall all of which were the necessary amenities for our hotel to work well.
Vaibhav Kumbhar and Ms Asha Bharwe Kumbhar owners of OYO 12817 White house beach resort go on to say “Our association with OYO has been quite fruitful as they take care of everything with due diligence. Earlier we used to get customers from Pune only whereas now we get customers from different parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi among others. All of our in-house delicacies are inspired by local cuisine which is freshly prepared and hence all our raw materials are procured on a day to day basis.
We have seen a great business with OYO and now have plans of opening an even bigger hotel where we can host destination weddings owing to Alibag’s proximity to Mumbai”.
Alibag is the ideal getaway with its saline waters, undisturbed silence that holds a stark contrast to Mumbai’s busy life. From walking along the Kolaba Fort situated amidst the Arabian sea to enjoying the fresh air and pristine serenity of Mandwa Beach. This coastal town is the ideal place for travellers to experience the slice of nature through vast open areas, clean air, beaches and trekking spots.
OYO Hotels & Homes, India’s largest, China’s 2nd largest, and the world’s 3rd largest and fastest-growing chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes, managed living and workspaces, has been empowering hotel owners like Mr Dinkar and Vaibhav Kumbhar across geographies. Their success stories are an incredible testament of how OYO values its asset owners and works with them in realizing their business goals.
The company has been effectively strengthening asset owner relationship when it recently launched the OYO Partner Engagement Network (OPEN) – a year-long initiative with 6 core promises for 10000+ asset owners in India (only for India). It further introduced an upgraded Co-OYO app for asset owners that provides complete visibility on all business & customer metrics. The app helps to enhance the quality of standalone hotels and improves occupancy from 25% to 65% on an average, increasing the yield on underutilized assets for asset owners.
OYO also sanctions financial support for overhauling the property, while extending additional support like equipping the hotel with LED televisions, AC, Wi-Fi, CCTV, Dish TV, quality linen, etc. This will also allow creating thousands of jobs in Tier II and III cities by nurturing micro-entrepreneurs in the hospitality sector thus leading to their economic growth.