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"Business Persons of the Year”


Lane Sarasohn, Judy & Jeff Bowman

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 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 Hawaii.

“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 de-stressing environment.

For information visit or call the resort directly at (760) 329-9988 or (866) 329-9988