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LIVING WATERS SPA OWNERS HONORED AS
"Business Persons of the Year”
FROM DESERT HOT SPRINGS
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
DHS Chamber President Lane Sarasohn, Judy and Jeff Bowman
Desert Hot Springs, CA – Jeff and Judy Bowman, owners of Living Waters
Spa, “A European Style Clothing Optional Mini-Resort” in Desert Hot
Springs, California, has been honored with prestigious ‘Business Persons
of the Year – 2006’ from the Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Receiving the award before a sell-out crowd during the Chamber
installation and awards banquet, Jeff and Judy expressed their love for
the city and the people who reside within its boundaries. Building a
business from scratch is one thing, but acquiring a run down business
and its real estate, then turning it around to become a top-end five
star Spa with international recognition in less than 3 years is nothing
short of miraculous.
In 2003 the couple acquired the “Kismet Lodge Spa-Tel” on Mountain View
Rd and has poured their heart and soul into the restoration and creation
of a unique “European Style” spa that offers its guests “more than a
vacation.” They are passionate about customer service, quality
accommodations and providing their customers a unique clothing optional
experience in a safe environment.
“We opened our doors in the fall of 2003 and since then have had guests
from 45 different states, all providences of Canada, and major countries
in Europe” said Jeff. “They come for three main reasons: first would be
our unique clothing optional experience; second, our pure hot natural
mineral water; and third, our massage – we are one of the rare places in
the Palm Springs area that offers couples a “couples massage” and even
rarer, one that is done by a couple!”
Prior to owning Living Waters Spa Jeff spent many years in the computer
industry working for notebook computer maker, Toshiba America, in charge
of customer service / product support. Jeff, assisted by Judy was also a
minister in several non-denominational churches from 1978 until 2003.
“People have always been our business” said, Bowman.
In January of this year Living Waters Spa was also recognized by
TripAdvisor.com. In the category of ‘Top 10 Hidden Gems in the World,”
Living Waters placed ninth, in the company of hotel properties in
Greece, England, Italy, France, Mexico, Spain and the United States.
In the category of ‘Top 10 Hidden Gems in the United States,” the
property ranked second in the company of hotels in South Carolina,
Florida, Massachusetts, Arizona, New Hampshire, Colorado, California and
“This is an enormous thrill for us and speaks to the level of quality
that we strive to provide for each and every guest,” said Living Waters
Spa Owner Jeff Bowman, who lives on-site at the property with wife Judy.
“That no other property in the Palm Springs area or Coachella Valley
made the list speaks highly or our commitment to customer satisfaction.”
The spa has nine-rooms and six condos and is located in the city of
Desert Hot Springs. The resort lies just north of the Palm Springs area,
which includes the major resort cities of Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage,
Indian Wells, Palm Desert and La Quinta.
Living Waters Spa offers people a chance to get away, get in touch with
life, and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit. It includes two natural hot
mineral water pools, non-smoking rooms and condos, unique spa treatments
and massage, king size beds, custom mattresses, fine linens, free
wireless LAN internet connection, couples massage workshops, morning
breakfast and afternoon hors d'oeuvres, early check-in and late
check-out, complete privacy, great people and a relaxing, romantic and
For information visit www.livingwatersspa.com or call the resort
directly at (760) 329-9988 or (866) 329-9988