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Each nation determines its own addressing standards for their own postal service, so there isn’t an international standard for writing out an address. If possible, reach out to each hotel for their locally-preferred standards and use those.

Address elements

Some elements appear in nearly every standard: 

  • Recipient’s name
  • Business/department
  • Street address
  • Apartment or suite number
  • City
  • State/province/region/district
  • Postal code
  • Country

The order of these elements may differ from country to country, but in general, they flow in order of specificity, starting with the most specific.

US & UK addresses

While certain elements of US and UK addresses come in slightly different orders, the general sense of decreasing specificity holds true between both.

For example

  • US addresses:
    Conrad Hilton
    Hilton Worldwide
    755 Crossover Lane
    Memphis, TN 38117
  • UK addresses:
    Conrad Hilton
    Hilton Worldwide
    4 Cadogan Square
    Cadogan Street
    G2 7PH

International addresses

Coming soon

Inline format

Where appropriate, as in body text, write addresses inline. This format works best in situations where the name and business lines can be removed.

Use commas where line breaks would occur in vertical address format.

For example

  • US addresses:
    755 Crossover Lane, Memphis, TN 38117, USA
  • UK addresses:
    4 Cadogan Square, Cadogan Street, Glasgow G2 7PH, Scotland

Vertical format

Where a property’s address is presented as a visually separate element, stack the address vertically, as you would on an envelope.

Note about ZIP codes

When writing titles for form fields, remember that “ZIP” is an acronym for “zone improvement plan,” owing to the US Postal Service program that created the current US postal codes. Therefore, always write “ZIP code,” never “Zip code.”