Google is piloting its Interpreter Mode translator at the concierge desk of three U.S. hotels: the Dream Downtown in New York, Caesars Palace Las Vegas and Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.

Available via the Google Assistant on Google Home devices and Smart Displays, the voice-activated Interpreter Mode is able to translate conversation into dozens of languages, spoken and written. 

The Dream Downtown is deploying the tool at registration as well as the concierge. 

"We're excited about allowing people to speak in their native language at the front desk," said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein, adding that the property is also experimenting with Google Assistant capabilities in-room. "A guest service agent can respond to a guest in English, and it'll come back out instantly in Mandarin, which allows for a perfect conversation. If we see great results, then we'll look to roll it out company-wide." 

Google expects to expand its Interpreter Mode technology into other travel-related uses.

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