Budget Hotel Aggregator WudStay Launches Paying Guest Feature

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Budget hotel aggregator WudStay has entered the paying guest accommodation space starting with 50 locations across Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kota. The company plans to double its PG inventory in 3 months, and expand to other cities like Jaipur, Manipal, Pune, Noida and Hyderabad.

Interestingly, as of now the website only lists PG (paying guest) accommodations from Gurgaon and Kota, but this could probably because the rest of its listings are sold out. After selecting the city, users are prompted to select a locality and set their gender. The platform then returns listings of available places, with the amenities available and the price. Prices range between Rs 6,000 and Rs 10,000 for air conditioned rooms with Wifi, geyser and a TV.

The PG feature is currently available over the WudStay’s website only, although the company mentions that it will soon list the feature on its Android, Windows and iOS app. Note that in October, Microsoft has partnered with WudStay to launch the latter’s app on the Windows Store. Launched in April this year, the WudStay previously raised $3 million in funding from Mangrove Capital Partners and Vikas Saxena of Nimbuzz.

Awesome Stays acquisition: In August, WudStay acquired Awesome Stays, a two year old offline budget hotel aggregator for an undisclosed amount, for expanding to new markets of Varanasi, Goa, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Dehradun and Pune. At the time the company said it planned to expand to 65 new cities in the next 18 months.

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Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.