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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
“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.
For now, here is a look at The LTI top-12 luxury hotel brands and their scores for 2018:
1. Aman (3,587 points)
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2. Oetker Collection (3,494)
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3. Six Senses (3,438)
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4. Belmond (3,399)
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5. Mandarin Oriental (3,378)
Ideally located near all of the city’s major attractions, the spacious rooms at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC exude a sense of five-star luxury. Situated high above the vibrant streets, the Presidential Suite offers sweeping views of the city. The airy master bedroom features a spa-like bathroom with an oversized walk-in shower and infinity bath. There is also an office with private entrance, a relaxed den with plush seating, and a circular living room with a vaulted ceiling. #MOsuites @mo_washingtondc
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6. Auberge (3,312)
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7. Four Seasons (3,264)
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8. Soho House (3,180)
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9. One & Only (3,152)
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10. St Regis (3,058)
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11. Rosewood (2,981)
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12. The Luxury Collection (2,897)
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This article originally appeared on Luxurylaunches.