OYO Hotel is Closed

The sign says it all

EAST HANOVER — Unconfirmed reports indicate that OYO Hotel, 130 State Route 10, East Hanover, is now closed by the Township of East Hanover.

If you visit the sites like Expedia or Hotels.com, you could book a room for tonight for $73.00.

In a Facebook post from East Hanover resident William Salemme, he stated “As I mentioned several times, the Town was aware of the situation at OYO and thanks to the Mayor, Council, Morris County Sheriff’s Department, the property owner, and the EHPD, the hotel is now officially closed down! Some things take longer to accomplish than others but rest assured, East Hanover always puts its residents first.”

“The hotel’s common areas were 1980’s no-tell motel all the way, complete with a filthy carpet and heavily worn/stained furnishings. The heavy vinyl mattress cover and “signature” OYO logo bed topper were, perhaps, the only recent additions to the room. None of the typical mid-scale hotel room amenities – no coffee, ice bucket/cups, not even clothes hangers or a TV remote,” one recent hotel guest said.

Our staff was alerted by guests of the poor condition of the hotel, and recently took a visit. Our staff witnessed, the elevators out of order, holes in the walls, ice machines out of order, and ripped or dirty carpets. We did not enter any guest rooms.

Morris Focus reached out to local officials, but they did not comment.

On August 15, 2021, Morris Focus reported “Suspicious Death at the OYO Hotel,” click here to read the story. On August 17, Edwin A. Urbina, 27, in Custody in Connection with Murder of Three Year Old Child, click here to read the story.

The hotel was formerly Fairbridge Hotel and prior to that, it was a Ramada Inn.

OYO stands for – On Your Own Rooms

OYO Rooms, also known as OYO Hotels & Homes, is an Indian multinational OTA, homes, and living spaces. Founded in 2013 by Ritesh Agarwal, OYO initially consisted mainly of budget hotels.

The air conditioning units need repairs
The bathtub areas are in need of repair
The walls are just patched instead of being replaced
The carpets are old and worn out in the guest rooms