Under minorRev=30 and above, Australian hotels will return the element hotelRatingDisplay to indicate whether the hotelRating value is official or non-official.

Example Alternate Display Result

The example hotel below returns an Alternate value. This hotel's star rating is provided by Expedia, not the Australian Star Rating authority. If this hotel is offered by an Australian point of sale, an alternate display for the hotelRating must be used - stars are not permitted.

<ns2:HotelInformationResponse xmlns:ns2="http://v3.hotel.wsapi.ean.com/" hotelId="111573">
<customerSessionId>0AB2905E-71AA-3991-4E42-EE52F5493F4C</customerSessionId>
<HotelSummary order="0">
<hotelId>111573</hotelId>
<name>Marriott Sydney Harbour</name>
<address1>30 Pitt Street</address1>
<city>Sydney</city>
<stateProvinceCode>NW</stateProvinceCode>
<postalCode>2000</postalCode>
<countryCode>AU</countryCode>
<propertyCategory>1</propertyCategory>
<hotelRating>5.0</hotelRating>
<hotelRatingDisplay>Alternate</hotelRatingDisplay>
<tripAdvisorRating>4.0</tripAdvisorRating>
<tripAdvisorReviewCount>2245</tripAdvisorReviewCount>

Example Star Display Result

The example hotel below returns a Star value. This hotel's star rating is provided by the Australian Star Rating authority and may be displayed using traditional stars.

<ns2:HotelInformationResponse xmlns:ns2="http://v3.hotel.wsapi.ean.com/" hotelId="175089">
    <customerSessionId>0AB2905D-0EF8-A914-E4F2-8F9DE59047DC</customerSessionId>
    <HotelSummary order="0">
        <hotelId>175089</hotelId>
        <name>Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney</name>
        <address1>27 O&apos;Connell Street</address1>
        <city>Sydney</city>
        <stateProvinceCode>NW</stateProvinceCode>
        <postalCode>2000</postalCode>
        <countryCode>AU</countryCode>
        <propertyCategory>1</propertyCategory>
        <hotelRating>5.0</hotelRating>
        <hotelRatingDisplay>Star</hotelRatingDisplay>
        <tripAdvisorRating>4.5</tripAdvisorRating>
        <tripAdvisorReviewCount>2530</tripAdvisorReviewCount>