Global hospitality technology platform, OYO has announced that it will manage, monitor and coordinate the accommodation of the participants of 36th National Games 2022 scheduled to be held in Gujarat from September 27-October 10, 2022. OYO has offered its expertise to the Sports Authority of Gujarat for the mapping of more than 150 three-star, four-star and five-star hotels for the accommodation of approximately 12000 participants including 7000 sportspersons and 5000 officials, sportspersons and support staff.
The mapping of hotels was done on the basis of certain parameters laid down by the authority. These hotels are spread over six host cities in Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
In order to ensure maximum convenience to the players to help them excel in their respective sporting event, OYO has carefully planned for the accommodation in proximity to the competition venue. OYO will also ensure that transportation vehicles to ferry the players and officials are well maintained and equipped with GPS tracking for smooth operations during the event.
As part of a larger partnership with the National Games 2022 as an Event Management Agency, OYO will also be responsible for the catering and managing state coordination for the games. OYO has set up a control room for helping players and officials. The control room will have dedicated teams working in three shifts to provide round-the-clock assistance to all the participants.
Speaking on the development, Ankit Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, OYO said “Over the years, we have developed the expertise to handle accommodation for large scale sporting events such as Khelo India. It gave us the opportunity to understand the complexities of such events and create a robust ‘Good Work Framework’ that ensures safety, hygiene and round the clock assistance to the participants. While the canvas is bigger for National Games, it is also an opportunity for us to raise the bar and meet the expectations with our unique inventory of hotels, personalised assistance and the quality of our customer support through Yo! Chat – our real time chat assistance”.
Indian Olympic Association, Sports Authority of Gujarat and Gujarat State Olympic Association are jointly conducting the games that will see participation of 28 states and 8 union territories of India.