Be forewarned—Downtown’s newly opened The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, isn’t your mother’s spa. This is a modern-day Ritz-Carlton experience, one with a slightly younger, hipper feel but with all the service and luxury the brand is known for. You’ll feel like a celebrity when you’re greeted with a glass of bubbly at the entrance of the 8,000-squarefoot space. The theme of “Champagne and Shimmer” is carried throughout the spa—from the décor, with its crystal and mirror accents and serene tones of gold, white and silver, to the decadent menu of treatments. Highlights include the Champagne and Shimmer Ultimate Manicure and Pedicure, which features a paraffin-wax treatment accompanied by a glass of Champagne—naturally. Prior to your pampering, relax in a customized aromatherapy steam room or choose from the coed or single-sex lounges. Our recommendation? The Glowing Gold Facial, a nonsurgical lifting treatment that uses galvanizing currents to remove deep impurities in the skin. The facial is completed with Carita Progressif Perfect Gold Serum, which contains flecks of gold that make your skin literally glow. You’ll feel—and look—like a million bucks. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., LA; ritzcarlton.com.