OYO invests aggressively in IoT and next generation tech with acquisition of AblePlus
OYO has acquired AblePlus in order to enhance and strengthen its technology portfolio. This acquisition of AblePlus reiterates the hotel chain’s technology-driven approach to innovation and its commitment to revolutionizing customer offerings, thus bringing about a transformation in the hospitality industry. With this partnership, OYO aims to create a sustainable ecosystem powered by technology and artificial intelligence for managing hotels and assets.
Commenting on the development, Anil Goel, Chief Technology Officer – OYO, said, “We are delighted to announce our acquisition of AblePlus towards pioneering the application of IoT in Indian and global hospitality segment and creating a global impact. With the introduction of IoT into the basic precincts of hotel management, we aim to enhance customer and partner experiences by roping in the best of technology capabilities that are changing how India sees hospitality today. Both Akash and Bonish (Co-Founders – AblePlus) are extremely talented individuals and we are excited to welcome them onboard. Through partnerships like this, we envision a smooth road ahead for building the world’s largest technology-enabled hospitality brand.”
With the implementation of IoT-enabled operations, customers will be able to experience highlights such as self-check-ins supported by the Digital Arrival & Departure Register, Self KYC with Aadhar and IoT server managed smart locks. The rollout of technology-enabled operations will ensure better tracking of assets across properties and reduction in wastage of electricity further minimizing the company’s carbon footprint. The forthcoming years will witness OYO introducing voice-based assistance in rooms enabling automation of controlling appliances, lights among other services. Going forward, OYO also plans to implement a comprehensive guest entertainment programme that will include fitness, gaming and augmented experiences.
“Through increased technology intervention that enables the remote monitoring and management of rooms across properties, we will be able to achieve improved operational efficiency, thus creating a superior stakeholder experience. As one of the first start-ups that is an early adopter of IoT-powered technologies, we look forward to delivering new, advanced applications for key vertical markets that will offer elevated customer experience. This will take OYO a step closer to consolidating its vision of creating beautiful living spaces across India,” adds Anil.