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OYO Thailand offers free rooms to healthcare practitioners serving at the frontlines of Covid-19

Hotel chain is also in discussions with the government to turn its properties into quarantine centers and extended field hospitals.

OYO will offer free rooms at two of its partner hotels for the entire duration of the state of emergency to healthcare practitioners treating Covid-19 cases in Bangkok and Pattaya. Properties in Bangkok and Pattaya were identified because of the large number of cases being treated at these hospitals.

Between now and 30 April 2020, healthcare practitioners
from public hospitals in Bangkok and Pattaya treating Covid-19 cases can access free rooms
at the following hotels

OYO 419 Maleewan Jomtien Pattaya

Moo 12, 279/135, Liap
Chai Had Road, Bang
Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

Na Banglampoo Hotel Bangkok

131 Phra Sumen Road, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200,
Thailand

Healthcare practitioners from these hospitals can book
rooms by contacting the OYO Careline on +66- 81 646 3936 between 9am and 7pm every day. Proof of employment in the form
of staff IDs is required at check-in.

OYO’s
offer is in response to many requests on social media and elsewhere from NGOs
and healthcare practitioners for rooms, apartments and homes within a short
radius of hospitals treating Covid-19
patients in these cities.

Guruprasad Sankaranarayanan (Guru), Country Head at OYO Thailand said as a provider of essential services and key stakeholder in the tourism and travel industry, OYO has an added responsibility to ensure those who are in need of clean affordable living spaces have access to them.

“Our healthcare practitioners, especially those in
the frontlines are working tirelessly round-the-clock to care for patients with Covid-19. While they care for others, OYO and our
partners want to care for them. In that spirit, we went to our partners and asked them to support us in
doing our part for Thailand during these unprecedented times, and everyone said
yes. These
are the kind of caring souls we have as partners and I would like to thank them
for responding to our call so quickly.”

He adds, “We hope that by offering rooms at OYO
partner hotels that are within close proximity of hospitals, we can alleviate
some of the burden shouldered by the frontliners and ensure they have ready
access to clean affordable living spaces within close proximity to their
hospitals to rest and refresh themselves before continuing their gruelling
routine.”

“Our healthcare practitioners have been subject to
gruelling hours as a result of this pandemic. We hope that by offering clean living
spaces near hospitals, travel time can be reduced, especially after a gruelling
shift. The
safety and wellbeing of our healthcare practitioners while travelling to and
from hospitals is just as important and OYO wanted to do our part to ensure
that.”

“We continue to receive requests from our hotel
partners in other provinces and cities wanting to be included in the list of
hotels offering free rooms to medical practitioners attending to COVID-19 patients in Thailand. The list will be updated regularly and I
urge all those from the medical profession who would like to these rooms to
call our OYO Careline for an updated list of hotels within the vicinity of
their hospitals”

“Our effort reflects the organisation’s culture and values, which we hope,
would spur others in Thailand to do their part during this challenging and
uncertain time. Now is also a good time for the entire industry to put aside everything
that separates us and come together in solidarity to support the country in its
time of need”, concluded Guru.

In addition to providing complimentary rooms to healthcare practitioners,
OYO is also in discussions with the government to convert its partner
properties into quarantine centers and extended field hospitals. More details on this initiative will be
announced later.

OYO will also continue to accept reservations and check-ins from all guests during the entire period of the state of
emergency in Thailand. OYO is also offering special long stay rates for foreign guests who are
stranded following the travel restrictions and need a clean and affordable
living space during this period. These long stay rates also apply to guests who want to practice self-quarantine at this time. The
rates offered by OYO only cover the room rate as all other services and
facilities at the hotel will remain shut during this time. Only in-room dining is permitted at
hotels with F&B outlets.

OYO practices the strictest WHO-certified hygiene standards at its rooms and hotels
at all times. All rooms are sanitised before check-in and after check-out.

For further guidance and assistance, please contact OYO’s partner support team via our chat line or email at thailand.partnersupport@oyorooms.com

For the latest updates on Covid-19 in Thailand, please visit the official website of the Ministry of Public Health Thailand at covid19.moph.go.th

About OYO Hotels and Homes

Opening its doors in 2013, OYO Hotels & Homes is the world’s second-largest chain of hotels, homes, managed living and workspaces. The portfolio combines fully operated real estate comprising of more than 35,000 hotels and offers access to over 125,000 vacation homes, and over 1.2 million rooms. Additionally, OYO along with Vacation Homes categories managed by the company under OYO Homes, Belvilla, Danland, Dancenter along with Germany-based Traum-Ferienwohnungen brands can be found in more than 800 cities in 80 countries, including the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, India, Malaysia, Middle East, Indonesia, Philippines and Japan. The company also has a play in the housing rental business and co-working business in select countries. For more information, log onto https://www.oyorooms.com/