The travel search company Kayak is launching a new feature that will enable guests at independent hotels to use the Kayak app to check in, lock their rooms and order food or fresh towels.
The company will debut this new system next month at the Kayak Miami Beach hotel, the newly branded property that is reopening after being closed for about a year. The 1934 art-deco style hotel will be managed by the boutique hotel operator Life House, which is partnering with Kayak on this venture.
Hotel guests can also use the Kayak app to pick a type of room or to request housekeeping or a late checkout.
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already offer apps that allow their guests to do things like open their room doors or order a
J.C. Penney’s new owners, Simon Property Group and Brookfield Asset Management, said Wednesday that they have launched a search for a successor to CEO Jill Soltau.
Her last day is Thursday. A retention bonus of $4.5 million that the retailer’s board of directors granted Soltau in May, right before the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, required her to pay back 80% if terminated for cause before Jan. 31, 2021.
“The search will seek to identify a leader that is focused on modern retail, the consumer experience, and the goal of creating a sustainable and enduring J.C. Penney,” Simon and Brookfield said in announcing the CEO search.
Stanley Shashoua, Simon’s chief investment officer, becomes interim CEO, effective Friday. The new ownership group also created a temporary
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