X2 Samui joins Design label

X2 Samui, a new resort on Koh Samui island in Thailand, has joined Design Hotels, the German-based sales and marketing company for independent luxury design hotels. Anthony McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of X2 Resorts, said, “X2 Samui is honoured to be a member of Design Hotels with its strategy to only accept the best and the most compatible properties into their collection. With X2 Resort Kui Buri (Hua Hin) opened in December 2007 and more X2 Design hotels and resorts in the planning in Bangkok, Koh Tan, Koh Kood, Phuket and Krabi for next year, we will definitely expand our relationship with Design Hotels in the near future.”

Klaus R. Rauter, Group General Manager of X2 Resorts, added, “We are excited to be part of Design Hotels, certainly because of the fact that X2 Resorts is Thailand’s first chain of Design Hotels. Next year’s agenda, we will also be introducing X2 Residences for sale in X2 Kui Buri and X2 Samui.”

X2 Samui, opened in June 2008, and features 27 beachfront pool villas decorated by famed architect and designer Be Gray. The resort is situated on 5-acres of pristine beachfront on the south-eastern coast of Samui island.

X2 Resorts collection includes X2 Kui Buri and X2 Samui. Other X2 Resorts scheduled to open mid 2010 are at Koh Kood (Kood Island), in Trat Province and Koh Tan (Coral Island), located south-west of Samui in Surat Thani province