OYO Hotels and Homes, the world\u2019s third-largest hotel chain by room count, has revealed it has increased its presence in the UK to over 100 hotels across 25 major cities and towns.\r\n\r\nThe business, which entered into the UK less than a year ago, has more than tripled its UK portfolio in the last three months and has properties in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Blackpool and Torquay.\r\n\r\nOYO aims to help small and mid-sized independent hotels improve their performance whilst also enhancing the customer experience. It also invests with owners to transform the property itself, improving the infrastructure and the look and feel of the hotel.\r\n\r\nSince launching in the UK in October 2018 with a commitment to invest \u00a340m in the region, OYO has rapidly built a team of over 275 experts across business development, operations, transformation, marketing and other functions.\r\n\r\nOYO\u2019s UK team is led by Jeremy Sanders, entrepreneur and co-founder of the restaurant chain, Coco di Mama. Saunders has overseen the opening of seven offices in \u201cstrategic hubs\u201d of London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Portsmouth.\r\n\r\nJeremy Sanders, head of OYO UK, said: \u201cWith the summer holidays in full swing, we are delighted to now have a portfolio of 100 diverse hotels in some of the best city centre, seaside and rural locations across the country.\r\n\r\n\u201cOur rapid growth shows there\u2019s a real appetite from hotel owners and customers alike for good quality, affordable hotels with a local touch - and we look forward to adding value to more independent hotel owners as we continue to invest and expand into new areas of the UK.\u201d\r\n\r\nHe added: \u201cSix months ago, OYO had a team of 25 and just five hotels in London. Today, we have a team of 275 dedicated OYOpreneurs. They are the people who are driving our success and helping independent hotels across the country to thrive.\u201d\r\n\r\nSince being founded in India six years ago by 25-year-old entrepreneur Ritesh Agarwal, OYO Hotels and Homes has expanded its presence to nearly 23,000 OYO-branded hotels representing over 850,000 rooms across 800 cities.