Mumbai-based Vista Rooms, an online accommodation aggregator with an aim to provide comfortable, standardized stays, following a wave of success in India has announced the opening of operations in Sri Lanka. Primarily targeting the affordable accommodation segment, the online accommodation aggregator has already tied up with over 200 properties across 25 cities to build the largest network of branded stays in Sri Lanka. These properties include boutique hotels, guesthouses, service apartments, villas and home stays.

The properties under Vista Rooms’ network includes boutique hotels, guesthouses, service apartments, private villas and home stays.

“Tourism in Sri Lanka has been growing rapidly over the last couple of years, particularly in the budget travel segment. More than 75% of guest stays have taken place in the 2-Star category or below in the past couple of years. There is an extensive amount of travel taking place amongst South Asian countries and we see an opportunity to create a pan-South Asian brand in the affordable hospitality segment. This has initially been validated over the past weekend itself, where we received over 25 bookings through an emailer sent to a select group of prior Vista customers,” said Amit Damani, Co-Founder of Vista Rooms.

The Vista team has been guided by Mahesh and Rakhil Hirdaramani of the Hirdaramani Group while expanding to Sri Lanka. Vista Rooms follows an asset and people-light model and looks to venture into 5 other countries by the end of 2016. It was co-founded by Ankita Sheth, Pranav Maheshwari and Amit Damani in 2015.