Steve Lockhart, a Belfast-born hospitality expert, brings almost two decades of experience to Thailand’s eastern seaboard. His impressive career has taken him to destinations as diverse as Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, China, Laos and Malaysia, where he demonstrated a unique ability to manage multinational teams and drive strong results.
Lockhart moves to Pattaya from X2 Kui Buri, the design-led resort on Thailand’s golden gulf coast, just a short drive from Hua Hin, where as general manager he delivered the property’s most profitable year in a decade of operations. X2 Resorts is part of BHMA Hotels & Resorts distinctive portfolio.
Scheduled to welcome its first guests this February, X2 Pattaya Oceanphere will become the first all-pool villa resort in Pattaya. Situated 450 m off an idyllic stretch of sand at Na Jomtien, the resort will offer 59 one-bedroom pool villas and spacious two-bedroom duplex pool villas, each of which comes fully equipped with tropical living space, a kitchen, bathrooms, an outdoor garden, terrace and private pool.
X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere is already delighting guests with its award-winning design and bright seafront vibe. Nestled close to the beach in Na Jomtien, just a few minutes from downtown Pattaya and two hours drive from Bangkok, the stylish four-star hotel is ideal for relaxing couples escapes, friends weekends and family vacations.