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Get Hotel Descriptive Info

4.0.0
Hotel
Utility
SOAP API
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
4.0.0
Authentication
Session or Sessionless Tokens
Service Action Code
GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRQ

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

Descriptive information returned in the response includes:

  • Property information
  • Location information
  • Amenity information
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Amenities that can be requested– Rollaway/crib/ etc.
  • Contact information
  • Amenities
  • 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
<SOAP-ENV:Envelope xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <SOAP-ENV:Header>
        <eb:MessageHeader eb:version="3.0.0" xmlns:eb="http://www.ebxml.org/namespaces/messageHeader">
            <eb:From>
                <eb:PartyId>777</eb:PartyId>
            </eb:From>
            <eb:To>
                <eb:PartyId>webservices.sabre.com</eb:PartyId>
            </eb:To>
            <eb:CPAId>TM61</eb:CPAId>
            <eb:ConversationId>1234567890</eb:ConversationId>
            <eb:Action>GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRQ</eb:Action>
            <eb:MessageData>
                <eb:MessageId>LbQ26Jnofb4Q8f3Pk15Mg5</eb:MessageId>
                <eb:Timestamp>2015-05-12T13:23:00Z</eb:Timestamp>
                <eb:TimeToLive>2015-05-12T13:23:00Z</eb:TimeToLive>
            </eb:MessageData>
        </eb:MessageHeader>
        <wsse:Security xmlns:wsse="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2002/12/secext">
            <wsse:BinarySecurityToken>{{usg-session-token}}</wsse:BinarySecurityToken>
        </wsse:Security>
    </SOAP-ENV:Header>
    <SOAP-ENV:Body>
        <GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRQ xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/descriptiveinfo/v4" version="4.0.0" xsi:schemaLocation="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/descriptiveinfo/v4 GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRQ_v4.xsd">
            <POS>
                <Source PseudoCityCode="TM61"/>
            </POS>
            <HotelRefs>
                <HotelRef HotelCode="100063782" CodeContext="GLOBAL"/>
            </HotelRefs>
            <DescriptiveInfoRef>
                <PropertyInfo>true</PropertyInfo>
                <LocationInfo>true</LocationInfo>
                <Amenities>true</Amenities>
                <Descriptions>
                    <Description Type="ShortDescription"/>
                    <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"/>
                    <Description Type="GuaranteePolicy"/>
                </Descriptions>
                <SecurityFeatures>true</SecurityFeatures>
            </DescriptiveInfoRef>
        </GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRQ>
    </SOAP-ENV:Body>
</SOAP-ENV:Envelope>
Sample Response
<soap-env:Envelope xmlns:soap-env="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">
    <soap-env:Header>
        <stlh2:SabreHeader xmlns:stlh2="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Header/v02_01">
            <stlh2:Service version="4.0.0">GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRQ</stlh2:Service>
            <stlh2:Identification>
                <stlh2:CustomerID>Sabre</stlh2:CustomerID>
                <stlh2:CustomerAppID>NGHP</stlh2:CustomerAppID>
                <stlh2:ConversationID>ewHFMurKMqkIZGkx7lPRSKp0zH6fm5Kh</stlh2:ConversationID>
                <stlh2:MessageID>2vwybknes</stlh2:MessageID>
                <stlh2:TimeStamp>2017-11-10T14:45:42.725-06:00</stlh2:TimeStamp>
            </stlh2:Identification>
            <ns9:ResultSummary xmlns:ns9="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Header/v02_01">
                <ns9:Success/>
            </ns9:ResultSummary>
        </stlh2:SabreHeader>
    </soap-env:Header>
    <soap-env:Body>
        <ns23:GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRS xmlns="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Payload/v02_01" xmlns:ns2="http://services.sabre.com/essm/diagnostic/v1" xmlns:ns3="http://services.sabre.com/essm/core/v1" xmlns:ns4="http://opentravel.org/common/v02" xmlns:ns5="http://opentravel.org/common/message/v02" xmlns:ns6="http://webservices.sabre.com/servicesplatform/host/1.0.0" xmlns:ns7="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Header/v02_02" xmlns:ns8="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Header/v120" xmlns:ns9="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Header/v02_01" xmlns:ns10="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/rating/v1" xmlns:ns11="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Payload/v02_02" xmlns:ns12="http://www.OpenTravel.org/ns/OTA2/AppInfo_v01_00" xmlns:ns13="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/supplierconfiguration/v1" xmlns:ns14="http://services.sabre.com/STL/v01" xmlns:ns15="http://services.sabre.com/ssse/trace/v01" xmlns:ns16="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/descriptiveinfo/v1" xmlns:ns17="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/descriptiveinfo/v3" xmlns:ns18="http://services.sabre.com/sp/ssp/v1" xmlns:ns19="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/descriptiveinfo/v2" xmlns:ns20="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/list/v2" xmlns:ns21="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/list/v3" xmlns:ns22="http://services.sabre.com/essm/session/v1" xmlns:ns23="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/descriptiveinfo/v4" xmlns:ns24="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/list/v1" xmlns:ns25="http://webservices.sabre.com/servicesplatform/eiapi/1.0.0" xmlns:ns26="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/content/change/v1" xmlns:ns27="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/util/marketerchaininfo/v1" xmlns:ns28="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/list/v4" xmlns:ns29="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/list/v3_1_0">
            <ns11:ApplicationResults xmlns="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Payload/v02_01" xmlns:ns2="http://services.sabre.com/essm/diagnostic/v1" xmlns:ns3="http://services.sabre.com/essm/core/v1" xmlns:ns4="http://opentravel.org/common/v02" xmlns:ns5="http://opentravel.org/common/message/v02" xmlns:ns6="http://webservices.sabre.com/servicesplatform/host/1.0.0" xmlns:ns7="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Header/v02_02" xmlns:ns8="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Header/v120" xmlns:ns9="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Header/v02_01" xmlns:ns10="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/rating/v1" xmlns:ns11="http://services.sabre.com/STL_Payload/v02_02" xmlns:ns12="http://www.OpenTravel.org/ns/OTA2/AppInfo_v01_00" xmlns:ns13="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/supplierconfiguration/v1" xmlns:ns14="http://services.sabre.com/STL/v01" xmlns:ns15="http://services.sabre.com/ssse/trace/v01" xmlns:ns16="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/descriptiveinfo/v1" xmlns:ns17="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/descriptiveinfo/v3" xmlns:ns18="http://services.sabre.com/sp/ssp/v1" xmlns:ns19="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/descriptiveinfo/v2" xmlns:ns20="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/list/v2" xmlns:ns21="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/list/v3" xmlns:ns22="http://services.sabre.com/essm/session/v1" xmlns:ns23="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/descriptiveinfo/v4" xmlns:ns24="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/list/v1" xmlns:ns25="http://webservices.sabre.com/servicesplatform/eiapi/1.0.0" xmlns:ns26="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/content/change/v1" xmlns:ns27="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/util/marketerchaininfo/v1" xmlns:ns28="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/list/v4" xmlns:ns29="http://services.sabre.com/hotel/list/v3_1_0" status="Complete">
                <ns11:Success timeStamp="2021-07-01T14:44:12.527-05:00"/>
            </ns11:ApplicationResults>
            <ns23:HotelDescriptiveInfos>
                <ns23:HotelDescriptiveInfo>
                    <ns23:HotelInfo BrandName="HRS" HotelCode="100063782" ChainName="HRS" ChainCode="HQ" CodeContext="GLOBAL" SabreRating="3.0" BrandCode="10133" SabreHotelCode="199736" HotelName="Haus Wernemann"/>
                    <ns23:PropertyInfo Floors="2" Rooms="19">
                        <ns23:Policies>
                            <ns23:Policy>
                                <ns23:Text Type="CheckOut">1100</ns23:Text>
                            </ns23:Policy>
                            <ns23:Policy>
                                <ns23:Text Type="CheckIn">1100</ns23:Text>
                            </ns23:Policy>
                        </ns23:Policies>
                        <ns23:PropertyQualityInfo>
                            <ns23:PropertyQuality Description="Economy" Code="6"/>
                        </ns23:PropertyQualityInfo>
                    </ns23:PropertyInfo>
                    <ns23:LocationInfo Latitude="52.107" Longitude="8.154">
                        <ns23:Address>
                            <ns23:AddressLine1>Ernst-august-str 6</ns23:AddressLine1>
                            <ns23:CityName CityCode="GUT">Bad Rothenfelde</ns23:CityName>
                            <ns23:PostalCode>49214</ns23:PostalCode>
                            <ns23:CountryName Code="DE">Germany</ns23:CountryName>
                        </ns23:Address>
                        <ns23:Contact Phone="4954244235" Fax="4954245007"/>
                    </ns23:LocationInfo>
                    <ns23:Amenities>
                        <ns23:Amenity Description="Tennis court" Code="233">Tennis court 07 km</ns23:Amenity>
                        <ns23:Amenity Description="High speed internet access" Code="259"/>
                        <ns23:Amenity Description="Smoke-free property" Code="312">19</ns23:Amenity>
                        <ns23:Amenity Description="Game room" Code="44">Garden-park</ns23:Amenity>
                    </ns23:Amenities>
                    <ns23:SecurityFeatures/>
                    <ns23:Descriptions>
                        <ns23:Description>
                            <ns23:Text Type="Facilities">Reception (lobby)Hotel safeElevatorCar parkVending machine for beveragesWLAN with Internet access in lobby, Fee per day: 0 EUR, Hourly rate: 0 EURMobile phone reception</ns23:Text>
                        </ns23:Description>
                        <ns23:Description>
                            <ns23:Text Type="Recreation">Garden  terraceSunbathing lawnGarden/park</ns23:Text>
                        </ns23:Description>
                        <ns23:Description>
                            <ns23:Text Type="Services">Washing machine for guestsReception manned at weekends from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PMBreakfast from 8:00 AM o'clock to 10:00 AM o'clockSecretarial servicesReception manned from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM</ns23:Text>
                        </ns23:Description>
                        <ns23:Description>
                            <ns23:Text Type="Attractions">Miniature golf: 0.7 kmBowls/boccia: 0.5 kmHiking trails: 0.2 kmBike rental: 0 km</ns23:Text>
                        </ns23:Description>
                        <ns23:Description>
                            <ns23:Text Type="CancellationPolicy">Cancellation policies depend on the rate booked. Any cancellation prior to the cancellation deadline will be free of charge. Some restricted promotional rates will not be cancellable once the booking has been performed. Please see the full details within the specific rate rule display for the cancellation terms.</ns23:Text>
                        </ns23:Description>
                        <ns23:Description>
                            <ns23:Text Type="DepositPolicy">Deposits may be required for certain promotional rates. The credit card will be used in order to charge the deposit. Please see the full details within the specific rate rule display for details.</ns23:Text>
                        </ns23:Description>
                        <ns23:Description>
                            <ns23:Text Type="Policies">Payment options direct payment upon departure.</ns23:Text>
                        </ns23:Description>
                    </ns23:Descriptions>
                </ns23:HotelDescriptiveInfo>
            </ns23:HotelDescriptiveInfos>
        </ns23:GetHotelDescriptiveInfoRS>
    </soap-env:Body>
</soap-env:Envelope>