OYO CEO claims backer SoftBank isn’t trying to sway its hotel strategy
11/12/2019|6:09:30 PM|Skift

Despite the comeuppance of SoftBank-backed stablemate WeWork and dissent among hotel associations and some property owners in the United States and India, Oyo’s founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal said there have been no recommendations or orders from the Japanese investment giant or other shareholders about changing strategy or business practices.

SoftBank has invested more than $1.5 billion in Oyo, according to Skift Research estimates.

“We have received no such advice/directive from SoftBank or any of our investors,” Agarwal told Skift. He said the only guidance from shareholders has been to make good on the budget hotel chain’s business plan.

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