Cebu hotel gains traction  

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    Cebu boutique hotel Anika Suites noted an increase in occupancy rate to a range of 80 percent to 85 percent following its partnership with OYO Hotels & Homes, the world’s second-largest chain of hotels, homes and managed living and workspaces.

    From 50 percent occupancy rate when it opened in March 2019, Anika Suites said it quickly became one of the top picks for guests following the management of OYO of the property in June of the same year.

    Joey Enario, owner and property manager of the hotel, said Anika Suites saw the growth opportunity with the minimum guarantee offered by OYO.

    This means OYO will help boost the hotel’s occupancy rate and business regardless of revenue performance. “

    Enario also noted how OYO OS, a hotel management system that allows online procurement and inventory management, has improved the efficiency of the hotel’s daily operations.

    “The system makes it easier for my front office and accounting staff to keep track of all the hotel bookings and transactions,” he said.

    With the help of the OYO Captain, a dedicated manager who guides hotel staff and assists them in managing the hotel business, Enario saw sustained improvements in daily hotel operations. “The OYO Captain assigned to us has been very helpful. She always attends to all our queries,” he said.

    Aside from Cebu, OYO has established its presence in key cities in Metro Manila, Baguio, Pampanga, Boracay, Talisay, Iloilo, Bataan, Tagaytay and Davao and now has more than 260 hotels and 4,300 rooms across the country.