The highest elevation in Desert Hot Springs overlooking the Coachella Valley is one of the most striking sights in Southern California. In 2002, Maria Lease drove along a hilltop road marveling at the view and the potential of the sleepy desert town. The night before, she had experienced the rejuvenating powers of Desert Hot Springs’ special hot mineral water under the desert’s starlit sky.
That year Maria and her partners purchased a defunct 1950’s “Spatel” transforming it into the celebrated and ever popular Spring Resort & Spa. After developing, loving and nurturing The Spring Resort & Spa for 16 years, The Spring was sold. But the beauty, the potential and the lure of transformative powers of the natural hot springs water brought Maria back. 3 years after selling The Spring, Maria and the same team are carving out another unique hot water mineral spring experience - AZURE PALM HOT SPRINGS.
AZURE PALM HOT SPRINGS will be the only resort of its kind anywhere in California. The dream of creating a special Geothermal Desert Oasis with fresh flowing natural hot spring water is finally coming to pass. While Desert Hot Springs has been a popular spa destination for many years, we are committed to helping Desert Hot Springs expand as a world class health and wellness destination that it is and contribute to its people and its economy.
Seized by the uniqueness of the property, Mike Konrad joined the team as General Manager, bringing his 35 years of expertise in the hospitality industry to AZURE PALM HOT SPRINGS. Richard Lambakis’ combined talents in operations, marketing and technology join the team as Director of Sales & Marketing. We are delighted Yesenia Johnson joins the team as Spa Director, bringing a lifetime of healthy living and her popular juice cleanse program, Vida Cleanse to AZURE PALM HOT SPRINGS.
We closed escrow on Feb 27th just as the pandemic was just becoming a reality for all of us. While we have certainly experienced delays, trials and tribulations, we have been able to design AZURE PALM HOT SPRINGS with the health and safety of guests in mind right from the design stage. Our expansive interiors naturally allow for social distancing but we have also opened up the interiors to the desert air with special cooling that continually flows fresh air through the property.
We are continuing to build our dream and we’ll keep you posted on our progress over the coming weeks and months as we create a special rejuvenating geothermal playground of fresh flowing mineral spring pools - the only Geothermal Mineral Spring Oasis in California – or maybe anywhere in the United States. Please join our email list for news and updates!