These 12 luxury hotel brands have just been named the best in the world
The World’s Best Luxury Hotel Brands report has named the world’s top 12 luxury hotel brands. The LTI (Luxury Travel Intelligence) annual report is not just another list of the best in the world. He has spent the past 12 months applying the perfect appraisal process. It uses a rigorously defined algorithm that measures the performance and values of luxury hotel brands.
This year, the algorithm counts 128 touchpoints relevant to the luxury hospitality industry. Touchpoints relate to overall brand performance, not the performance of individual properties. The focus is on a brand’s ability to convey its passion, commitment, philosophy and the quality of its management and staff.
Continued investment and use is also an important factor, particularly for new properties and the renovation of existing ones.
Here are the best luxury hotel brands in the world according to LTI.
1. Six senses
For the third consecutive year, six senses took first place. LTI says, “We continue to be very impressed with Six Senses. It offers an authentic blend of wellness, sustainability, warm hospitality and handcrafted guest experiences.
With 22 resorts in Asia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil, Six Senses wants guests to feel the purpose of their trip. Whether someone is a guest at one of the hotels or resorts, a residence owner, or enjoys one of the spas, the promise to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible is paramount.
Six Senses London and Rome are expected in 2023.
2. Mandarin Oriental
Taking second place this year, oriental mandarin operates 36 hotels and eight residences in 24 countries and territories, each reflecting the group’s oriental heritage, local culture and unique design. It has been a leader in luxury hospitality for over 50 years, beginning with its flagship property, The Mandarin, in 1963 in Hong Kong.
It has hotels and residences under development at the moment.
Founded in 1979 in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts manages 29 unique luxury hotels, resorts and residences in 17 countries with 24 new properties under development. Each property adopts the brand’s “A Sense of Place” philosophy to reflect the history, culture and sensibilities of the individual location.
Collections Inns Resorts has 23 hotels, resorts and 10 residences in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe, with eight hotels to come. Each property is unique, but all share a handcrafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the place to life through design, food and spas.
The name A man comes from the Sanskrit-derived word for “peace”. The luxury hotel brand has spent more than three decades creating destinations for those seeking peace, seclusion and an appreciation of beauty. It has 34 hotels, resorts and residential developments in 20 countries. 15 of these facilities are located near or inside UNESCO protected sites. Each reflects the cultural heritage of its destination through design, gastronomy, well-being and personalized travel. Nine projects have been announced.
6. Oetker Collection
The Oetker collections‘ tradition of European hospitality and true family spirit began in 1872 and has grown to 12 hotels and over 150 private villas around the world. Each property has a deep devotion to the local culture and community. It is committed to sustainability and has hired corporate social responsibility teams in each hotel to achieve its goals.
7. One and Only
one only has resorts and private residences around the world, including Australia, Dubai, Greece, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Montana, Montenegro, Rwanda and South Africa. From authentic cuisine to unique bespoke excursions and spectacular spaces to simply “be”, One&Only offers experiences for every traveler.
The Belmond The collection includes one-of-a-kind hotels, trains, river barges and safari lodges in destinations around the world. Each is unique with its own story to tell. A story that begins in 1976 when she receives the keys to the mythical Cipriani, a Belmond hotel in Venice.
9. Four Seasons
Luxury is a significant sense of belonging to the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. It opened its first hotel in 1961. Today, guests are welcomed at 50 properties on every continent except Antarctica with 124 hotels and resorts. Four Seasons is known for shopping, weddings, private retreats, meetings, and now private jets.
With destinations around the world, such as Los Cabos, Saint Lucia and Serbia, Viceroy Hotels and Resorts offers a unique collection suitable for different lifestyles. They include the Icon Collection, Lifestyle Series, and Urban Retreats.
Viceroy will open its second European resort in Portugal in 2023.
11. Rocco Forte
Debuting on the roster this year is Rocco Forte Hotels. Celebrating 25 years in business in Europe, Luxury Travel Intelligence said: “They continue to demonstrate the greatness of being passionate hoteliers in the luxury industry.”
Rocco Forte is a British hotel group established in 1996. The 14 hotels are located in Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Russia.
COMO Hotel and Resorts is committed to providing extraordinary experiences for its customers. The properties are located in Australia, Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia, Italy, Maldives, Thailand, Turks and Caicos Islands and the United Kingdom.
At the exclusive properties of COMO Parrot Cay, COMO Point Yamu and COMO Metropolitan London there is a range of villas and serviced apartments for both short and long term ownership and rental. At COMO Parrot Cay and COMO Point Yamu in Phuket, there is a range of villas to own.
The World’s Best Luxury Brands Report
LTI researchers engage with everyone from brand CEOs to thousands of executives, employees and guests. This is part of the destination-focused reporting process for its members – affluent and discerning travelers – but it also allows it to create this unique report. Each year, the process starts over, so results from previous years have no bearing on the following year.
Luxury Travel Intelligence
ILT is a global members-only organization that provides up-to-date digital reports to affluent travelers who want to make informed travel decisions based on honest and detailed information. It covers luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and nightlife, in granular detail. It does not sell trips, has no booking engine or advertising. Membership fees are its only income and LTI only responds to its members.
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