The hotel will continue to operate under the same management, with OYO working “closely” with the owner to maintain its visibility to visitors and optimise its operations.
With 29 rooms and independently owned, Dryfesdale Hotel will now feature new fascia signage reflecting its rebrand to OYO Dryfesdale Hotel.
The hotel has been owned by Glen Wright since 2004, who said: “Dryfesdale Hotel has been running very successfully for the last 15 years, thanks in no small part to our fantastic team, but now with OYO’s support and expertise, we’re looking forward to an even brighter future.”
Jeremy Sanders, head of OYO UK, added: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Glen Wright at The OYO Dryfesdale Hotel which is the first four-star OYO hotel in Scotland.”
As well as the OYO Dryfesdale Hotel, Mr Wright also owns The Queens Hotel in Lockerbie which will continue to run independently of OYO.
The news comes after OYO announced last week that it will operate a 10-year lease on the four-star Bailbrook Lodge Hotel, an 18th Century dower house hotel in Bath.
Opening its doors in 2013, OYO Hotels and Homes is now the world’s second largest chain of hotels, homes, managed living and workspaces. Six years since its founding, OYO has over 1.2 million rooms across its 35,000 hotels and 125,000 vacation homes in 80 countries.