License requirements per region

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Why your properties need license numbers

In certain countries or cities certain property types are required to display a license number in their online information. If you create properties in these regions using the Content API, you must provide a license number.

You can see the combinations of region and property type for which this is the case in the following table. Below that table, you can find important details about some table columns.

Region Property Class Type Code Level Regex pattern Notes
Balaeric Islands 25, 26, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 52, 7, 8 property ^[A-Za-z0-9]+$ -
Biarritz 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Bordeaux 15, 22, 25, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 37, 46, 5, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Brazil All property types N/A N/A Instead of a property license, Brazilian properties need special invoicing details.
Cannes 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ -
Catalonia 25, 26, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 4, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 52, 7, 8 room N/A -
Denver 16, 25, 26, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 40, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 property ^[0-9]{4}-BFN-[0-9]{6,}$ -
Hawaii 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 33, 36, 4, 40, 45, 50, 5000, 5001, 5002, 5003, 5005, 5007, 5008, 51, 6 property ^(?:W[0-9]{8}-[0-9]{2},?|TA-[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{4}-[0-9]{2},?)+$ -
Hawaii 25, 26, 29, 3, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 44, 46, 5004, 5006, 52, 7 room ^(?:W[0-9]{8}-[0-9]{2},?|TA-[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{4}-[0-9]{2},?)+$ -
Iceland 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 44, 46, 5, 50, 5000, 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5008, 52, 6, 7, 8 property ^[A-Z]{2}-[0-9]{8}$ Some properties in this region may be exempt from providing a license number.
Japan 15, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 property ^[0-9A-Za-z]{10}$ Some properties in this region may be exempt from providing a license number. Properties in Japan may also require a license type and license issue date. See HotelDescriptiveContent.
Levallois-Perret 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Lyon 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Menton 12, 14, 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 44, 46, 5, 5001, 5002, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room N/A Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Morocco 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 27, 30, 33, 36, 46, 40, 45, 50, 5000, 5001, 51 property ^[0-9]{5}[A-Z]{2}[0-9]{4}$ -
Nice 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Paris 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 44, 46, 5, 5001, 5002, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^[0-9]{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.
Portugal All property types property N/A -
San Francisco 25, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5000, 5006, 52, 7, 8 property ^STR-[0-9]{7}$ Some properties in this region may be exempt from providing a license number.
Valencia 25, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5006, 52, 7, 8 N/A N/A This region has special requirements. Contact us for details.
Versailles 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 3, 32, 34, 35, 37, 46, 5, 5004, 5006, 5007, 52, 7, 8 room ^.{13}$ Properties in this region must also specify the information included under LicenseInfos.

Level

The Level column specifies whether you must provide the license number at property level (HotelDescriptiveContent[@PropertyLicenseNumber]) or room level (Room[@LicenseNumber]).

In some regions, like Hawaii, the level depends on the property type.

Regex pattern

The Regex pattern column shows the regular expression pattern we use to validate the license number. When the column says N/A, it means there is no fixed pattern, or we don't have the necessary information to provide one.

Exemption from license requirements

Properties in some regions may, under special circumstances, be exempt from providing a license number. It is the property owner's responsibility to know whether this is the case. Contact them if you need this information.

If a property is exempt from providing a license number, you should specify the following value in your request: HotelDescriptiveContent[@PropertyLicenseNumber="NoLicenseRequired"].