OYO’s first new hotel in the UK opens

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UK: Located on New George Street, OYO Plymouth Central has been converted from offices by Red Lions Estate, which will operate the property in partnership with OYO.

The hotel marks the first sizeable new hotel to open in Plymouth for over a decade. It features 54 en-suite rooms ranging from one, two, three and four beds. A further 40 rooms can sleep between two and six guests.

Amenities include a skylit-room for breakfast, a lounge, a number of business pods, and a top floor lounge area exclusively for top floor guests which is currently under development.

Red Lions Estate, which bought the site and developed it into a hotel, will operate the property with OYO providing services including revenue management, customer services, technology and brand.

“Since 2018, OYO has entered into partnership with over 250 established independent hotels in the UK, so we’re delighted to now be working with Red Lions Estate to bring a brand new property to the market,” said Rishabh Gupta, head of OYO UK and Europe. “Its central location, flexible room options and affordable price point suit a variety of different guests and we believe that OYO Plymouth Central will become a flagship property both for OYO UK and for the city.”

Zul Virani from Red Lions Estate, added: “As a coastal destination, a university city, a business centre, a hub for major events and with a military heritage that dates back several centuries, we saw an enticing opportunity to expand upon the tourism infrastructure in Plymouth. Our experience in high quality real estate development combined with OYO’s expertise in hospitality has led to the creation of an attractive new accommodation option for visitors; and being right in the heart of the city, we’re also confident the hotel’s footfall will bring value to neighbouring businesses and retailers in Plymouth city centre.”

Janice Carpenter has been appointed as general manager of OYO Plymouth Central. The business will employ 16 staff members during its soft opening period, and is welcoming visitors from 3 December 2020.

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