John DavisRoom Key CEO John Davis will step down at the end of the month.

Davis has led the hotel booking website since its 2012 launch. Room Key is owned by six hotel companies: InterContinental Hotels Group, Wyndham Hotel Group, Choice Hotels International, Marriott International and Hyatt Hotels Corp. 

The website, created to reduce online distribution costs relative to selling though online travel agencies, lists hotels from more than 100 brands.

Steve Sickel, a former executive with InterContinental Hotels Group, will take over as interim CEO.

Davis is the co-founder of 1-800-FLOWERS and the founder of hotel technology company Pegasus Solutions.

Sickel was most recently senior vice president of distribution and relationship marketing at IHG before stepping down late last year to start a consulting company.

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