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Get Hotel Descriptive Info

Travel Agency

The Get Hotel Descriptive Info (GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRQ) API enables customers to view static hotel content for a specific property ID. The user can specify a list of descriptions that they want to see in the response.

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Target Audience
Travel Agency
API Version
Session or Sessionless Tokens
Service Action Code

What is it?

The Get Hotel Descriptive Info API is used to retrieve location and detailed property information for specific Sabre hotel IDs.

Why use it?

The Get Hotel Descriptive Info API is used to view static hotel property content for a specific property ID. This includes property description, location information, amenities, security features, and other hotel descriptions. Further customize the response by specifying the kinds of property descriptions you'd like to see in the response.

How does it work?

This API retrieves detailed hotel information for a single property. The source of the information depends on the context of the property ID. Context can be either Sabre or Global

  • For Sabre context, the property information is retrieved from the GDS core.
  • For Global context, the data is retrieved from the Lodging Multisource database.

Descriptive information returned in the response includes:

  • Property information
  • Location information
  • Amenity information
  • Additional charges
  • Nearby airport and points of interest information
  • Accepted credit cards
  • Guarantee policy
  • Security features

The response will also contain the following information:

  • Property Id
  • Property name
  • Property location information including address, neighborhood and latitude/ longitude
  • Brand and chain information
  • Sabre property rating
  • Property status is active or not
  • Number of floors at the property
  • Total number of rooms at the property
  • Property type – apartment vs resort etc.
  • Property features – for example, if breakfast is complementary
  • Property quality – economy/ mid-scale/ luxury/ etc.
  • Room traits – nonsmoking/ in room coffee & tea/ refrigerator in room/ etc.
  • Amenities that can be requested– Rollaway/crib/ etc.
  • Contact information
  • Amenities
  • Property taxes
  • Nearby airport information including distance and direction to the airport
  • Nearby points of interest
  • Accepted credit cards
  • Guarantee and Cancellation policies including deadlines
  • Additional charges
  • Policies regarding aspects such as check-in and check-out among others

Request Structure

Refer to the Request Design Documentation for an XML view of the request structure.

Response Structure

Refer to the Response Design Documentation for an XML view of the response structure.

Sample Request
<GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRQ xmlns:xsi="" xmlns="" version="3.0.0" xsi:schemaLocation=" GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRQ_v3.xsd">
      <!--> POS Added for AAA scenario <-->
        <Source PseudoCityCode="TM61"/>
        <HotelRef HotelCode="100095296" CodeContext="GLOBAL"/>
          <Description Type="ShortDescription"/>
          <Description Type="Alerts"/>
          <Description Type="Dining"/>
          <Description Type="Facilities"/>
          <Description Type="Recreation"/>
          <Description Type="Services"/>
          <Description Type="Attractions"/>
          <Description Type="CancellationPolicy"/>
          <Description Type="DepositPolicy"/>
          <Description Type="Policies"/>
          <Description Type="SafetyInfo"/>
          <Description Type="TransportationInfo"/>
        <!-->Filter for Security Features<-->
Sample Response
      <ApplicationResults status="Complete">
        <Success timeStamp="2019-09-10T02:34:32.665-05:00"/>
          <!-->PropertyType code made OTA type<-->
          <HotelInfo HotelCode="100095296" CodeContext="GLOBAL" HotelName="Baymont Inn Suites Des Moine" ChainCode="BU" ChainName="Baymont Inns And Suites" BrandCode="10000" BrandName="undefined" Status="Active" SabreRating="2.5" SabreHotelCode="1234"/>
             <!-->PropertyType code made OTA type<-->
            <PropertyType  Code="20" Description= "Example" />
             <!-->PropertyQuality code made OTA type<-->
            <PropertyQuality Code="20" Description="Example"/>
         <LocationInfo Latitude="41.526717" Longitude="-93.701782">
              <AddressLine1>6221 Willow Creek Ave</AddressLine1>
              <CityName CityCode="DSM">Des Moines</CityName>
              <StateProv StateCode="IA"/>
              <CountryName Code="US">United States (the)</CountryName>
            <Contact Phone="1-515-2850654" Fax="1-515-2874124"/>
           <!-->Amenity code made OTA type<-->
            <Amenity Code="101" Description="Wheelchair access"/>
            <Amenity Code="137" Description="Complimentary in-room coffee or tea">Some example text </Amenity>
          <!-->Security code made OTA type<-->
          <SecurityFeature Code="9" Description="Example description">Fire safety</SecurityFeature>
           <!-->AdditionalCharge code made OTA type<-->
          <AdditionalCharge Code="" Amount="" Description=""> </AdditionalCharge>
              <Text Type="ShortDescription">- Hotel year built - 1995 year remodeled - 2003 additional property description - our hotel is minutes from des moines international airport and close to major interstates , willow creek golf course , drake university and downtown des moines .Our 100 percent non-smoking hotel offers free wi-fi internet and free breakfast , as well as dry cleaning , laundry services , a fitness center and game room .We also offer a heated indoor pool , sauna , hot tub , ballroom , banquet facilities , conference rooms , shuttle and parking for all vehicles .</Text>
          <Airports ></Airports>
          <!-->GuaranteeAccepted code made OTA type<-->
          <GuaranteeAccepted Code="20" Description="Example"></GuaranteeAccepted>