Ritz-Carlton Ranks Highest in Luxury Institute Survey

According to the Luxury Institute's 2006 Luxury Brand Status Index survey, Ritz-Carlton was rated the most prestigious luxury hotel brand. Peninsula was rated second followed by Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Four Seasons, who tied for third. More than 500 households with a minimum of $200,000 in gross annual income and a minimum net worth of $750,000 were surveyed nationwide. Nineteen hotels brands were rated, including Crillon, Fairmont, InterContinental, LeMeridien, Leading Hotels of the World, Loews, Mandarin Oriental, OrientExpress, Park Hyatt, Regent, RockResorts, Rosewood, St. Regis, W Hotels and the Waldorf=Astoria Collection.

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