Mandarin Oriental, Oetker and Auberge

There are rankings of the perfect motels on the planet.

However a brand new listing, launched by the members-only group LTI – Luxurious Journey Intelligence, ranks resort manufacturers fairly than particular person properties.

The rating analyzes many motels inside a model in “granular element,” utilizing greater than 100 “contact factors” to judge “a model’s capacity to ship,” starting from its ethos to employees, based on a press launch.

Luxurious Journey Intelligence memberships value $700 per yr and grant entry to the group’s journey analysis. It doesn’t promote promoting, and analysis is impartial and funded by subscriptions, based on its web site.

The very best luxurious resort manufacturers

Luxurious Journey Intelligence’s rating for 2023 is:

  1. Mandarin Oriental
  2. Oetker Assortment
  3. Auberge Resorts Assortment
  4. Six Senses
  5. Aman
  6. Belmond
  7. 4 Seasons
  8. One&Solely
  9. Rocco Forte Motels
  10. Rosewood
  11. Peninsula
  12. Raffles

For the primary time, Mandarin Oriental took the highest spot — topping Oetker Assortment by a really slender margin, based on the outcomes.

Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

Supply: LTI — Luxurious Journey Intelligence

Oetker Assortment operates 12 motels throughout the globe, together with Le Bristol in Paris, Resort du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, and The Lanesborough, London, based on Oetker Assortment’s webpage.

Auberge Resorts Assortment — ranked third on the listing — operates motels like Mauna Lani in Hawaii, The Lodge at Blue Sky in Park Metropolis, Utah, and The Vanderbilt in Newport, Rhode Island. These are simply three of the 27 motels and resorts underneath the Auberge model.

In 2022, Six Senses was ranked No. 1, adopted by Mandarin Oriental (No. 2) and Rosewood (No. 3).

Oetker Assortment’s Resort La Palma in Capri, Italy.

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Two manufacturers are new to the listing this yr: Peninsula Motels and Raffles Motels & Resorts.

Michael Crompton, co-founder of Luxurious Journey Intelligence, instructed CNBC Journey that “matching the sector’s persevering with explosive progress with the best caliber of administration and employees is proving to be a major problem.”

He mentioned he expects this to be a figuring out issue within the group’s rankings sooner or later.

The scoring system

Luxurious Journey Intelligence makes use of an algorithm to evaluate resort manufacturers, which has a most of 4,663 factors, mentioned Crompton.

This yr, it measured 130 “contact factors,” evaluating components like in-room eating, friends’ pre-arrival course of and a model’s social media engagement, Crompton instructed CNBC Journey. The group makes use of a points-based system to take away “inevitable emotiveness and private opinion” from the rating, he mentioned.

Raffles Doha, Qatar.

Supply: LTI — Luxurious Journey Intelligence

Crompton additionally famous that manufacturers’ investments — both in new motels or within the renovation of present ones — was a significant factor this yr.

Crompton didn’t reveal how contact factors are weighted, however instructed CNBC Journey that “every year we tweak the contact factors and the weighting.”

Different acknowledged manufacturers

LTI additionally highlighted different manufacturers that it mentioned “rated sufficiently” sufficient to be monitored.

The manufacturers are: 1 Motels, Alila, Anantara, Banyan Tree, Como, Dorchester Assortment, Firmdale, Jumeirah, Leela, Oberoi, Park Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La, Soho Home, Crimson Carnation, St. Regis, Taj, The Luxurious Assortment and Viceroy.

Moreover, manufacturers which have fewer than 10 properties — the minimal required to make the listing — however had been rated extremely are: Airelles, Althoff Assortment, Bulgari, Capella, Cheval Blanc, JK Place, La Reserve, Maybourne, Montage, Nikki Seaside, Pendry, Soneva, Ultima Assortment and Virgin Restricted Version.