Apple Watch to feature IHG Translator app

InterContinental Hotels Group’s highly-rated IHG Translator App will be available for Apple Watch, giving travelers access to on-demand translations, virtually anywhere in the world. The app adopts the most popular features from its mobile predecessor, allowing users to 'travel like a local,’ whatever their choice of device.

By speaking directly into the watch, or selecting from a range of pre-loaded common phrases, travelers will be able to translate from English into 13 different languages, in real-time, meaning the app will cover the nine initial launch countries for Apple Watch. Translations will appear instantly on the screen of the device in the chosen language, giving users the chance to read the word or phrase, with the help of phonetic spelling. Formal, casual and slang settings will also be available.

“At IHG we know that for today's consumer, technology is fundamental to driving superior experiences across the entire guest journey,” said Michael Menis, senior vice president for digital and voice channels at IHG. “We are committed to helping travelers make the most of their experience, wherever they are in the world, be it through a personal computer, mobile device or wearable technology.”

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To coincide with the launch of Apple Watch, IHG is making the IHG Translator App available to all users of the new device free of charge. The IHG Translator App for mobile remains available for download in both the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android.