Summer, 2023

Azure Palm Hot Springs Main Pool

Compared with larger resort-spas in the vicinity, Azure’s more relaxed, personal vibes stand out.

“Fifteen minutes northeast of downtown Palm Springs is the hamlet of Desert Hot Springs, whose name makes the top attraction clear. There are 40 hotel rooms, but the day-spa experience (available 8am to 8pm) delivers the right dose of tranquility without an overnight stay, with good rates that are discounted with a spa treatment or day package. Expect to indulge in naturally heated indoor and outdoor pools and soaking tubs, all flowing with mineral water that soften muscles and moisturize skin (among them are calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, lithium, and hundreds of other trace minerals). For this geothermal gift, you can thank the subterranean hot aquifer called Miracle Hill, located just under Azure’s site, feeding its pools silky-feeling, odorless sulfur-infused water at 174 degrees”

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January, 2024

Azure Palm Hot Springs Main Pool

Desert Oasis Escapes: 16 Must-Experience Activities in Palm Springs, CA

“I love to soak in the mineral tubs at Azure Palm Hot Springs. I go for half a day, soak in the tubs, lounge in the Oasis, swim in the big mineral water pool, and often doze off looking out at the Santa Rosa mountain range.”

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Southern California Life Magazine

Summer, 2023

Azure Palm Hot Springs Spa Suite Seating and View


“Painstakingly renovated from an old hotel in 2021, the resort encompasses more than one acre and is home to the largest mineral spring pool in Southern California. The oasis features five flow-through mineral pools fed by natural hot springs nestled in blooming desert foliage, a gas-fired sauna radiating healthy negative ions as well as a winding reflexology walk path through desert grasses, fueled by natural warm spring water that stimulates every pressure point on those poor neglected feet.”

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Southern California Life – Summer 2023

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May 10, 2023

Azure Palm Hot Springs Main Pool


“The new Oasis — a sprawling wellness garden — is probably the hardest part to leave. Forming its own informal circuit, it contains a spring-fed, pebble-bottomed reflexology walk; a self-filling warm bucket shower; and a series of 100- to 104- degree soaking tubs, each sufficiently cloistered that hummingbirds may be your only interlopers.”

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June 27, 2022

Woman soaking in Desert Oasis Mineral Tub


“If pure relaxation is what you’re after, you should look into a day pass to a local hot springs retreat.  Experience the natural mineral water pools and soaking tubs at Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis, located in Desert Hot Springs, California, about 15 minutes away from Palm Springs.”

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The Washington Post

June 3, 2022

Himalayan Salt Room


“The only Himalayan salt room in Greater Palm Springs is located within this luxurious day spa. The room is pure Himalayan salt. Following a Korean tradition, guests lay or sit on bamboo mats placed on the floor over small salt chunks in the 110-degree room. The back wall is completely covered with glowing, thermally heated Himalayan-salt bricks. The salt room is available by reservation for overnight guests (rooms start at $229 per night).”

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March 23, 2022


“Desert Hot Springs may only be a short 15 minute drive from Palm Springs and two hours from Los Angeles, it’s effectively its own island of serenity. While the town is humble and down to Earth, it is also the only place in Southern California where a spa purist will find some of the purest and most crystal clear hot mineral springs water. The Azure Palm Resort & Day Spa Oasis opened during the pandemic—taps into the city’s namesake natural resource for its pools, therapeutic spa treatments, and ambiance. While its quick growth and early success with area locals and visitors is miraculous in its own right in a challenging time for resorts (spas in particular), its also a place where health miracles great and small happen. The mineral water powering the Azure Palms experience (which also made Desert Hot Springs the most decorated city in the world for its municipal tap water) soars from the ground at 174 degrees and is packed with beneficial, restorative minerals including calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and lithium. This day spa/overnight resort further sets itself apart with a Modernist aesthetic re-imagined with refined “global” textiles and furnishings that complement the western views of Mount San Gorgonio and Mount San Jacinto. Its breakfast/lunch cafe follows suit with some of the best healthy offerings anywhere.

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Hidden Hills, January 2022

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April 28, 2022

Room Accommodations, Santa Rosa Suite sitting area, couch and mountain view


“A perfect wind-down, surrounded by nature comes courtesy of the Santa Rosa Spa Suite at the Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis. The luxurious suite, in the Sonoran Desert of southern California, wakes you up to stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountain Range and boasts concrete soaking tubs, inviting you to reap the benefits of hot mineral spring water from the privacy of your own suite.”

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March 23, 2022


“Hot mineral water is the star at the 2021-opened, low key Azure Palm Hot Springs hotel and spa on Miracle Hill in Desert Hot Springs (across the Coachella Valley from Palm Springs). Founded by Maria Lease, a former TV pro, the 40-room hotel and full service day spa features outdoor and covered mineral water in-ground jetted spa pools, a Himalayan salt room for total decompression and a full-sized, mineral water-fed pool. The newly completed one-acre oasis adds five soaking tubs, lounging areas and a reflexology river where guests can walk in a flowing river with soft pebbles underfoot for a natural foot massage.

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Variety, 3/23/22

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March 7, 2022

Room Accommodations, Spa Suite King bed and view


“To bring the desert luxury spa resort experience back to earth, just add water and shift the standard paradigm of its location a bit out of left field. This is exactly what film industry veteran Maria Lease had in mind when she looked to Coachella Valley as the prime location for her day spa resort, Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis.

While the surroundings of Desert Hot Springs are a bit more low-key, it makes perfect sense for a spa resort when you consider that a relatively distraction-free space is the best place for self-care, with nature front and center.

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Jan/Feb, 2022

Azure Palm Hot Springs Main Pool


“In addition to the hot springs, the resort offers retreats with a host of wellness
activities including yoga and meditation plus an excellent spa with a menu ranging from restorative massages, detoxifying desert sage clay wraps to facials with citrine gemstones plus antioxidant serums and more. Additionally, guests can experience the impressive Himalayan salt
room, the only one in the area, open 24/7.  I felt the purifying energy within minutes.  As for the cuisine, the café is transforming into a more expansive restaurant with delicious, healthy dishes and fantastic
juice concoctions. Be forewarned – it’s hard to leave this cozy healing cocoon.”

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Destinations by JaxFax, Jan/Feb 2021

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Jan 4, 2022

Coachella valley aerial view


Barron’s Penta says:  “Ranging from urban centers brimming with culture to untouched wilderness removed from crowds, here’s a glimpse at destinations to explore this year:”

Lombardy, Italy, Sweden, Coachella Valley CA, Ecuador, The Maldives, and AlUla, Saudi Arabia.

Of the Coachella Valley: “Desert Hot Springs houses some of the world’s purest hot and cold springs due to an underground aquifer. Many of the town’s properties, such as the recently premiered Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis, feature healing, natural mineral pools. ”

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December 7, 2021

Spa suite views of the Santa Rosa Mountain Range

There Are New Reasons To Go To The Palm Springs Area This Winter

“You come here for the mineral rich springs acknowledged as some of the best in the world and definitely the best in California. If you check into the 40 room Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis which opened in April, there are several ways in which to experience them: five pools of different temperatures between 85 and 104 degrees (the water emerges from the ground at 174 degrees) including a 100 foot long main pool for lap swimming. By day, the view is of Mt. San Jacinto; at night, since the pools are open 24 hours, of the dark desert sky stars.”

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November 27, 2021

Room Accommodations, Santa Rosa Suite sitting area, couch and mountain view

8 Most Luxurious Resorts To Stay At In Palm Springs

“The resort is rather ordinary looking from the outside so I was blown away by this incredibly beautiful property with wonderful spa amenities.  I checked into a Santa Rosa Suite which is just a stunning room. When you walk into the room, the windows come together in the corner to give drop-dead views of the Santa Rosa Mountain Range and the Coachella Valley. The 1000-square-foot suites have a concrete soaking tub that can be filled with the famed fresh, hot mineral spring water to enjoy in the privacy of your room. Additional amenities include a living room with a gas fireplace and a beautifully decorated room.  It is the perfect destination to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit with over 30 spa treatments on the menu and other wellness options throughout the year, including cleansing retreats.”

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November 2, 2021

Spa Suite Mineral Tub Every Spa Suite has an in-room mineral water soaking tub. Relax and enjoy the healing benefits of fresh, silky hot mineral spring water in the privacy of your Spa Suite.

11 Wellness Hotels to Help You Reset + Relax

“Heading to Palm Springs to downshift in the desert is a yearly ritual for many Los Angeles residents. Follow their lead with a stay at Azure Palm Hot Springs, a hip resort known for having the largest mineral water pool in Southern California. After a morning hike in Joshua Tree National Park (or a sound bath at nearby Integratron, if that’s more your speed), slip into the hotel pool and let its mineral waters soften your skin and relax your muscles. Azure Palm Hot Springs also offers a monthly five-night yoga and juice fasting retreat for those who want to up the ante on their wellness break.”

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September 17, 2021

Spa Suite Mineral Tub Every Spa Suite has an in-room mineral water soaking tub. Relax and enjoy the healing benefits of fresh, silky hot mineral spring water in the privacy of your Spa Suite.

Welcome to the Azure, The Only California Hotel With In-Room Hot Springs Tubs

“This hotel was worth the wait. While there are other hot springs-centric and mineral water-focused resorts in the area, Azure’s desire to separate itself from the pack succeeds on a number of levels. Though the private tubs in the Spa Suite are ingenious, the property also boasts a massive main pool; two additional, outdoor hot springs tubs; two indoor hot springs tubs; a sauna; a yoga area; and a Himalayan salt room. If a wellness weekend is what you’re after, this is the perfect place to be.”

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July 27, 2021

Himalayan Salt Room


“The Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort helped me get right into the relaxation zone. Spacious rooms with their own mineral hot spring tubs, views of the mountains and and yoga mats. Five mineral hot spring pools at various temperatures, filled with silica-rich water to soften and moisturize my skin along with calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and lithium to relax my muscles and mind. A zen-ed out Himalayan salt room and an ice room to, well, chill in. Two days here with my bestie helped us get to a deep collective exhale after the last year.”

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Summer, 2021


“To create a look that distinguishes Azure Palm from the other high-end spas in the area, Lease teamed up with decorator Dominique Cady to create an ambiance that riffs on the area’s Mid Century Modern aesthetic. “We wanted to bring in rich, naturally dyed fabric, and the hand-dyed indigo fabric and mud cloths of Africa were a perfect addition, imparting vibrant, yet soothing, natural colors,” continues Lease. “Dominique had been sourcing these fabrics directly from Mali in West Africa, so this was a perfect addition.””

“Another thing that sets Azure Palm apart from other wellness retreats is its food — not because it is high-concept, stylishly austere or created by a celebrity chef, but because it is simple, accessible and, ultimately, inspirational.”

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Taste & Travel, Issue 42

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Summer, 2021

Out & About:  Desert Digs

“You’ll be right at home at Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa Oasis, in Desert Hot Springs, where you can indulge in a mineral springs soak in a tub in the privacy of your own room.  If you can’t spend the night, half-day spa suite rentals with in-room soaking tubs are an option.”

“Guests who venture to the spa will find 30 therapies on the menu, plus [Spa Suite guests have] 24 hour access to the Himalayan Salt Room.”

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June 10, 2021

Montecito Spa Tub

Some Like it Hot! Water. Food. Sun. Art… A travel dispatch from greater Palm Springs

“If you want to get into “hot water,” head to Desert Hot Springs. The new Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa Oasis has a lot going for it (a number of defectors from Two Bunch Palms work here now).”

“The huge, heavenly (not stinky) mineral pool is open 24 hours, which is nice for star gazing.”

“Zen-like rooms are spacious, tastefully and minimally appointed, and blissfully have no TVs. You can book one with your very own concrete mineral soaking tub, which are awesome.”

“There’s a salt room and an ice room should be open by the time you read this!”

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March 26, 2021

Room Accommodations, Santa Rosa Suite sitting area, couch and mountain view

Cool vibes, splash-worthy pools at these 7 new or updated Palm Springs hotels, $114 and up

“Remember back in the day — when you took vacations and weekend trips and stayed in hotels?  Happily, we can do that again. And the Palm Springs area, Southern California’s favorite getaway, is ready for us…”

“Azure Palm Hot Springs is a jazzy new 40-room hotel in Desert Hot Springs, nine miles from PS. Thanks to an aquifer beneath the city, Desert Hot Springs has some of the purest hot and cold mineral springs in the world. Owner Maria Lease has spent a lot of time creating her attractive resort, which has a day spa, cafe, gift shop, [and will soon offer] six landscaped acres of cabanas…”

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May 20,2021

Spa Suite Mineral Tub Every Spa Suite has an in-room mineral water soaking tub. Relax and enjoy the healing benefits of fresh, silky hot mineral spring water in the privacy of your Spa Suite.

Desert cool: Palm Springs’ boutique hotels and other hotspots

Newly opened, Azure Palm is already winning praise.”

“Majestically perched on Miracle Hill overlooking Mt San Jacinto and the Coachella Valley, guests can embrace the breathtaking scenic backdrop from a lounge on the expansive patio.”

“Enjoy healthy dining in the café (the food is truly delicious with the best flour-less chocolate cake ever).”

“The focal point of the expansive, high-ceiling suites are the jaw-dropping concrete soaking tubs.”

“Fashioned as a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, the spacious rooms combine elements of earth and sky, imparting a sense of celestial serenity in aqua accentuated by artisan woodwork and geometric prints.

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June 23,2021

Azure Palm Hot Springs Main Pool


“Overlooking stunning views of Mt. San Jacinto and the Coachella Valley, Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa Oasis is a new spa and wellness destination featuring luxurious accommodations where guests can unwind and enjoy the healing benefits of mineral spring water.”

“Guests can expect a peaceful, restful escape from what causes them stress and tension. They can expect to leave rejuvenated from soaking in the clear, silky, hot mineral spring water under the desert skies.”

“Insider’s tip: The walls of the Himalayan Salt Room are heated with hot water circulating among the walls, releasing negative ions from the salt rocks which contain 84 minerals and trace elements. The calming and detoxifying effects of halotherapy can support the immune, nervous, and lymphatic systems while providing blissful relaxation.”

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Spa Suite Guest Rooms at Azure Palm Hot Springs


Women with spa masks smiling after their facial






One of five desert oasis mineral water tubs


Green Goddess Salad at the Azure Palm Café