Hong Kong-based Mandarin Oriental is the best luxury hotel brand in the world, according to the latest annual ranking by LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence, and two other brands in Hong Kong feature in the top 12. LTI is a global members-only organisation that provides digital reporting for affluent travellers “based on our honest and detailed intelligence”. Each year, the organisation assesses luxury brands that own or manage 10 or more properties according to a number of touch points relevant to the luxury hotel sector.
Rosewood, owned by Hong Kong-based Rosewood Hotel Group, didn’t fare so well, dropping from third to tenth, with 72.1 per cent of the total. New entries, in 11th and 12th place are Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels’ The Peninsula brand, and Raffles, which is synonymous with Singapore. After three years in the top spot, Six Senses is now fourth, while Viceroy and COMO drop out of the top 12.