The ‘best of the best’ – Belmond, Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons take the podium positions as the world’s best luxury hotel brands
We all enjoy our comforts when travelling, and LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence provides an insight into the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to accommodation offerings with its annual update of the luxury hotel market. This year, in its ‘improved’ analysis it is all change at the top as last year’s top three luxury brands – Aman, Oetker Collection and Six Senses – are replaced in the podium positions.
The ‘improved’ analysis is from an amendment to LTI’s assessment process – a rigorously defined algorithm that measures the performance and values of luxury hotel brands and now encompasses a further five touch points, bring the total number up from 118 to 123.
These touch points relate to overall brand performance, rather than the performance of individual properties. “It’s all about a brand’s ability to deliver: its passion, commitment, ethos and values, as well as the quality of its management and staff,” according to LTI. “Continuing investment and how well it is executed is also a major factor, particularly in regard to new properties and the refurbishment of existing ones,” it adds.
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