Oyo signs brand's largest UK hotel

The Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel is Oyo's largest hotel in the U.K. Photo credit: London Town Group

Continuing its growth across the U.K., Indian hospitality company Oyo Hotels & Homes has taken over management of the Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel, which is now the company's largest property in Great Britain.

“We are delighted to be working with Oyo as an early adopter of the brand in the U.K.,” said Koolesh Shah, founder/managing director of asset owner London Town Group. “The company's growth is fueled by its success in China with presence in 337 cities with over 500,000 rooms and we are pleased to offer Oyo this opportunity in the U.K.. We feel our Sheffield Metropolitan hotel is a perfect fit for the brand.”

The 112-room hotel is in the Sheffield city center, close to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Town Hall, Peace Gardens and the Arts Tower.

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Oyo has more than 1 million rooms under management across its hotels and homes divisions. As of June, a full 850,000 of these rooms were in more than 23,000 leased, franchised or partnered hotels while 300,000 were in the company’s collection of vacation homes. According to the company's website, Oyo currently has 47 hotels across the U.K.

Last week, the company partnered with real estate investment and hospitality management firm Highgate to create its first flagship property in Las Vegas, the Oyo Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. 

London Town Group of Companies owns and operates hotels in London and the provinces, franchising with the major hotel groups and brands.