Emerging Startups in Hospitality Sector

Today perfection in “dine and stay” has really hooked the Hospitality industry, all the more over the online media. With changing times and impatient souls, everyone wants to taste the pie even before it is fully baked. People want to have the best of stay and food, but the awesome part is that it is possible and probably just a click away. Be it the booking luxurious hotels or having sumptuous food, everything is feasible in the blink of an eye.


Startups in Food Segment

Name: Stayzilla       
Founder: Yogendra Vasupal                                        
Founded in: 2006

Stayzilla.com is a promising online accommodation booking marketplace based out in Chennai. Keen on offering a wholesome stay experience, Stayzilla allows travelers/users to choose from a myriad of economical accommodations options. With increased expansion funds, they wish to accelerate growth in new cities. Apart from the conventional hotel booking facility, they offer alternate accommodations like paying guests, resorts, homestays, guest houses, boat houses, etc.

Name: Tripzuki
Founder: Harsh Sonawala, Joe Christle and Aaron
Founded in: 2013

You want to book the hippiest boutique hotel in India just login to tripzuki.com. The travelling passion of its founders reflects in the list of choicest of hotels on the list. Each hotel on the site, is personally visited by the staff, and is reviewed with an eye for perfection. Not just this, the website includes local advice for all travel lovers. Tripzuki has so far 66 hotels on board across Kerala, Rajasthan, The Himalayas, Goa and Delhi. The icing on the cake, Tripzuki offers a complimentary bottle of wine or meal on every booking.

Name: RoomsTonite
Founder: Suresh John
Founded in: 2014

The company offers a mobile based app that has unprecedentedly carved a niche in the hospitality sector. Armed with spontaneity, this app based startup has perfected in understanding the emerging trends and needs of travelers. The app allows users to book finest of hotels without any fuss at the spur of the moment. Moreover, it also allows hotels to market their unsold inventories at discounted rates. RoomsTonite maps hotels across all popular holiday destinations, which includes Goa, Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kochi, Hyderabad, Pune, Noida, Vijaywada, Ahemdabad, Mumbai and Kolkata. Download app at http://www.roomstonite.com/appstore/

Startups in Food Segment

Name: Dineout
Founder: Ankit Mehrotra, Sahil Jain, Nikhil Bakshi and Vivek Kapoor
Founded in: 2012

Dineout is a table booking app that facilitates hassle free reservation. Waiting outside a restaurant for a table, has become a thing of past. It allows users to book tables across 20, 000 hotels in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad, with a real-time reservation facility available in over 2000 hotels. Moreover, the platform enables everything from customer feedback, home delivery, takeaways, loyalty programs, and mobile payments. Testimony to Dineout’s expansive growth in B2b segment, is its acquisition by Times internet. App can be downloaded from Dineout.co.in/app.

Name: Yumist
Founder: Alok Jain and Abhimanyu Maheshwari
Founded in: 2014

The brainchild of Alok Jain (Ex CMO Zomato) and Abhimanyu Maheshwari, Yumist is an engaging food delivery startup. It presently operates in Gurgaon and South Delhi. Users can pick out the homely meal of their choice and the company ensures piping hot food delivery within 20 minutes. Their app is extremely user-friendly and food ordering is just a matter of few taps. Currently, App is available for Android devices.

Name: TinyOwl
Founder: Harshvardhan Mandad and Saurabh Goyal
Founded in: 2014

TinyOwl is a mobile based food ordering app, operating successfully in Mumbai. Be it pasta or Pizza, anything and everything on the food platter is delivered sizzling hot within 30 minutes. TinyOwl is not tiny anymore, it has acquired a significant pie in the food delivery market. With FoodPanda raising funds for the company and investing in this food ordering app, this startup is definitely going places. Initially limited to Mumbai, the app is now also serving in Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Gurgaon.


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