Vista Rooms extends to Maldives after Sri Lanka move
ECONOMYNEXT – Vista Rooms, the online startup budget hotel brand based in India, said it has extended its stays to the Maldives after its success in Sri Lanka.
In said in a statement that it was targeting the affordable accommodation segment and aims to make Maldives an “affordable luxury” for travelers.
“ . . . most travelers will not even consider Maldives because they think it’s beyond their reach,” said Ankita Sheth, Co-Founder of Vista Rooms. “It is perceived as a luxury destination where a single night’s stay can cost hundreds of dollars.
But he said: “There are affordable yet comfortable places to stay available at less than Rs.10,000 per night and by partnering with select properties we aim to change this perception and make the beautiful islands accessible to more travelers.”
Vista Rooms said it works closely with their partners to ensure that travelers have a consistently smooth experience each time they stay at a property.
This is done by embedding their technology at each of the partner hotels, and providing standard amenities across all properties, conducting mystery audits and connecting hotel partners to preferred vendors.
“In the future we are looking at introducing special flight and hotel packages to make Maldives a viable holiday option even on a moderate budget,” said another Vista Rooms Co-Founder, Amit Damani.
Vista Rooms follows an “asset and people-light model” and plans to venture into 5 countries by the end of 2016, the statement said.
Having opened operations in Sri Lanka in March, Vista Rooms has built a network of branded stays in the country with over 200 properties across 25 cities.
The rapid growth in Sri Lanka is an apt testimonial to Vista Rooms’ aggressive growth plans. Catering to a large, untapped demand segment, the online startup believes that the application of modern technology, standardized experiences and stellar customer service will uplift the segment and create greater demand.
(COLOMBO, Oct 04, 2016)