News in brief: IHG, JW Marriott, HotelTonight

IHG reports 1Q results: Global RevPAR increased 3.1% for the quarter ended March 31, driven by 2% growth in average daily rate.

Read more at IHG’s website


JW Marriott expands to Turks and Caicos: A new 380-room JW Marriott Hotel and Casino will open on the island of Providenciales in early 2016.

Read more at Caribbean Journal


Redesigned HotelTonight app facilitates photo sharing: The app’s new “Snap Your Stay” feature allows customers to photograph and share images from their hotel stay with friends and other HotelTonight users.

Read more at TechCrunch


Ashford acquires Florida resort: Pier House Joint Venture, owner of the Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa in Key West, Florida, has agreed to sell the property to Ashford Pier House LP, an affiliate of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Dallas.

Read more at Private Equity Hub