OYO adds first four-star hotel in Scotland to franchise

Following the news last week that the four-star Bailbrook Lodge in Bath has become a franchise partner of OYO's, Dryfesdale Hotel in Lockerbie has also now come under the OYO brand.

The hotel will continue to operate under its same existing management, with OYO working closely with the owner to maintain its visibility to visitors and optimise its operations.

The hotel has been owned since 2004 by Glen Wright (pictured), who commented, “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, Wright also owns The Queens Hotel in Lockerbie, which will continue to run independently of OYO.

With 29 rooms and independently owned, Dryfesdale Hotel is typical of the type of hotel OYO works with. The hotel now has new fascia signage reflecting its rebrand to OYO Dryfesdale Hotel.

Opening its doors in 2013, OYO Hotels & Homes is now the world’s second largest chain of hotels, homes, managed living and workspaces. Its successful model of design, hospitality and technological expertise, financial acumen and operational capabilities help improve customer service, occupancy levels and profitability at independently-owned hotels around the world.

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.