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Economic Development Roundup

Posted by City of Desert Hot Springs on Apr 13, 2021 1:38:29 PM

Welcome to this edition of the Economic Development Roundup, your resource for the latest news on business growth in our City.


Azure Palm Hot Springs

The newly renovated 40-room Azure Palm Hot Springs opened its doors on March 25th. Accommodations include hotel rooms with plush amenities and 22 select rooms that include an in-room mineral tub with water heated underground to 174 degrees and then cooled before being delivered to the mineral tubs. Amenities also include 24-hour access to a Himalayan salt room and a view of their rooftop zen garden. The hotel includes a retail gift shop with unique items, a café for dining, and will soon offer yoga classes. The next phase of the redevelopment will include new construction on the six-acre site of cabanas and soaking mineral tubs. You can find more information on the Azure Palm Hot Springs website or a recent L.A. Times article here.


Azure Palm Room

Guest room


Azure Palm Tub

In-room mineral tub


Azure Palm Salt

Himalayan salt room


Azure Palm Pool


Photos provided by Azure Palm Hot Springs website



Take a Tour at Agua Dulce

You can now take a tour of three professionally decorated model homes at Agua Dulce, by GHA Companies, one of the largest privately owned homebuilders here in the valley. The homes offer 4 & 5 bedrooms, 2-3 baths and optional 3-car garages. Homes start in the mid $300,000’s. Agua Dulce homes are artistically designed with rich, contrasting color pallets that enhance all the finer details. Each home sits on a large homesite that range in size from 7,000 to 12,000 sq. ft., with plenty of room for a pool and various outdoor entertaining options.

Three distinctive plans are available ranging in size from 1,706 to 2,238 sq. ft. of living space

GHA is known for their environmentally friendly features, and Agua Dulce will include solar panels to help reduce the cost of electricity.

Please see the current homesites image below for available homes and visit their website here for more information.


USDA Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants

Homeowners in Desert Hot Springs meeting income level maximums can obtain low interest, long-term home repair loans as well as grants (if 62 and older) from the USDA.  

The USDA will be hosting an informational pop-up session about this program at City Hall on Saturday, May 8th from 9:00 am – 3:30 p.m. Coordinators will be on-site to answer questions and receive applications. Please see below for further details:

  • Maximum loan is $40,000
  • Maximum grant is $10,000
  • Loan interest rate fixed at 1% interest
  • Loan can be repaid over 20 years
  • Grants available for those ages 62 or older with no loan payment ability



For more information, contact Denise Hamet at

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