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Hot List 2011

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles, California

Tel: 213-743-8800
Massages, $120-$390

What: A cloudlike second-floor spot in downtown Los Angeles's LA Live hotel, cinema, and arena complex.

The look: Separate women-only and coed relaxation rooms have opalescent leather chaises, silver-on-white wallpaper, and pale patchwork pony-skin carpets. (The coed room butches things up with a flat-screen TV.)

Who goes: Hollywood bigwigs primping for awards shows, and singers and athletes prepping for performances at the nearby Staples Center and Nokia Theatre.

The treatment: The menu hews to the effective: The Renovator Body Polish starts with a sunflower seed scrub, followed by a body wrap designed to firm and detox, a shoulder and scalp massage, and a silky Carita body lotion rub.

P.S.: Nosh is minimal here, so walk to the JW Marriott lobby for snack bar panini before your treatment.

Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.

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