Budget hotel aggregator Oyo Rooms made a splash on social media on Monday, claiming to have hit 1 million check-ins. The ticker on its website crossed the one million milestone at around 3:30pm IST.
Oyo Rooms has announced a flash sale for room bookings, with rooms going for Rs. 499 on select hotels till 10pm IST Monday. Users can use the code OYOMIL to avail of the discount, but was not valid for 'pay at hotel' transactions when we tested the code out.
According to the flash sale page, a thousand early birds get bookings at Rs. 99, but it appears to be sold out even though the ticker has yet to cross a thousand users on its homepage at 4:40pm.
Oyo Rooms has not responded to our email and phone requests for comment.
Founded in 2013, Oyo Rooms offers app and web-based booking of rooms with complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi with 24x7 customer service support. The SoftBank-funded startup reportedly has a presence in 160 cities, and offers over 40,000 rooms, and announced the launch of its operations in Malaysia on January 12th.