The Brands That Define Luxury Hospitality

Story by Luxury Society

Image cr. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Taj Hotels & Resorts & Palaces

For some it is simply aspirational. For others, it is an once-in-a-lifetime event. And then there are those that belong to that select club for whom seeking a luxury hotel experience has become a mission.

The top brands in luxury hospitality offer more than just famous names. Primarily they offer reliability and consistency. But that’s not all. Lavishly decorated rooms appointed with expensive furniture, linen, amenities and state-of-the-art technology, coupled with nuanced personalised service, fine dining options, and top-notch spas is what separates the good from the great.

Experts in the luxury hotel industry say that around the world the appetite for such experiences and the price tag attached to it is growing exponentially. A detailed analysis of the trends showed that global consumer interest in the luxury hospitality increased 7 percent in the period January to December 2014 compared with a year earlier. China showed the largest growth in demand for luxury hotels where consumer interest increased 58 percent year-over-year.

Analysts who compiled the data based on 485 million online searches for 70 brands across 20 markets also said the top global chains like Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts continued to be the most searched-for hotel groupings. The Asian-headquartered Shangri La hotel group was the fastest growing luxury hotel in the world as ranked by consumer interest.

The debate on which brand is the best will continue to rage on. Frequent travellers have their own personal favourites, one brand for business, another for a romantic getaway, and yet another for a family vacation. Here is our list of world’s ultra luxury hospitality brands in the world.

LuxeList – 40 Most Luxury Hotel Brands in the world

Alila Hotels & Resorts

Aman Resorts

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts

Capellas Hotels & Resorts

Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Design Hotels

Dorchester Collection

Dusit International

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

GHM – General Hotel Management

Hyatt Hotel Corp

International Hotel & Resorts

Jumerah Hotels & Resorts

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Kempenski Hotels

The Langhams & Rosorts

Las Vegas Sands

The Leading Hotels of the World

The Luxury Collection

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

One & Only Resorts

Oriental – Express

The Peninsula Hotels

Raffles Hotels & Resorts

Regent Hotels & Resorts

The Ritz-Calrton

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts

Sofitel Luxury Hotels & Resorts

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Taj Hotels & Resorts & Palaces

W Hotels

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts

Wynn Resorts