StayNTouch has appointed Tom Underwood as its new CEO, six months on from its acquisition by MCR.
The hotel group had paid $46 million to acquire the hotel management software company in August last year.
StayNTouch had originally been sold to Chinese digital giant Shiji Information Technology in September 2018 for an undisclosed fee.
But then U.S. president Donald Trump took a fairly unprecedented step in March 2020 and issued an executive order to block the sale of the business.
Trump's intervention was made on grounds of national security, a statement from the White House said at the time.
StayNTouch is a cloud-based suite of hotel management solutions powering 500 hotels around the world.
Underwood has a career in the travel industry stretching back to 1998, when he joined Priceline as its director of revenue management.
He later held positions at Orbitz (senior vice president of hotel strategy), Lola (chief financial officer and senior vice president of corporate development) and Room 77 (CEO) - the latter ending in December 2020.
He says: "The customer-centric culture within StayNTouch is palpable, and with the backing of MCR, we will provide exponential value to our customers and the industry at large. StayNTouch already provides a leading cloud property management system.
"We will build on that foundation to provide hotels the most robust, intuitive, and cost-efficient platform to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic era."