If you are about to go on a holiday and looking for the best luxury options about where to stay, here is a piece of news that could prove useful.

While there are always the TripAdvisor forums and several other travel forums to look at, none can guarantee you luxury based on fact.

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However, Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), a members-only travel information group, is here to “luxe-proof” your stay with science, after compiling an algorithm-based list of the world’s top 12 luxury hotels for you.

Instead of relying on public surveys or similar editorial/travel statistics, the list uses an algorithm that analyses hotels on the basis of 118 significant touch points.

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With a maximum score of 4,320 possible points, the hotels are scored and ranked into a list of 12 luxury hotels that are unarguably the best, per science!

It’s all about the brand’s ability to deliver: its passion, commitment, ethos and values – as well as the quality of its management and staff. Investment and how well it is executed is also a major factor
Michael Crompton, founder of Luxury Travel Intelligence

While we have no details about the algorithm used, Michael Crompton, founder of LTI, said: “Note that the 118 touch points relate to the overall brand performance, rather than its individual properties.

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“It’s all about the brand’s ability to deliver: its passion, commitment, ethos and values – as well as the quality of its management and staff.

“Investment and how well it is executed is also a major factor, particularly in new properties and the refurbishment of existing ones.”

The novel survey by LTI will take place annually, with the results announced every September.

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For now, here is a look at The LTI top-12 luxury hotel brands and their scores for 2018:

1. Aman (3,587 points)

2. Oetker Collection (3,494)

3. Six Senses (3,438)

4. Belmond (3,399)

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5. Mandarin Oriental (3,378)

6. Auberge (3,312)

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7. Four Seasons (3,264)

8. Soho House (3,180)

9. One & Only (3,152)

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10. St Regis (3,058)

11. Rosewood (2,981)

12. The Luxury Collection (2,897)

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This article originally appeared on Luxurylaunches.