Less than a year after Ritesh Agarwal brought his business to China, travellers can choose from more than 1,000 Oyo-branded hotels and 87,000 rooms in over 170 cities. Photo: Bloomberg

This 24-year-old Indian built a US$5 billion hotel start-up empire - this is how he did it

Five years ago, Ritesh Agarwal was a college dropout; today, Oyo – his chain of renovated hotels – is India’s biggest and is expanding overseas, including into China

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Less than a year after Ritesh Agarwal brought his business to China, travellers can choose from more than 1,000 Oyo-branded hotels and 87,000 rooms in over 170 cities. Photo: Bloomberg
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