Moms always want what’s best for their kids, so don’t saddle her with another generic store-bought gift as a show of your appreciation. Instead, this Mother’s Day (May 13), treat her to an exceptional experience — maybe an elaborate brunch spread at a high-end hotel or a rejuvenating retreat that you can share. Either way, she’ll be sure to feel deservedly spoiled.
From the Statue of Liberty to the Liberty Bell, the ladies of New England have their pick of delightful brunches from Loews Hotels across the region. Manhattan moms can indulge in a classic selection of breakfast bites, including eggs Benedict and blueberry pancakes, at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Loews Regency New York Hotel on May 13. Toast to the day with a menu of bubbles by the half bottle.
In Boston’s Back Bay, a Mother’s Day feast can be found at Precinct Kitchen + Bar. Located within Loews Boston Hotel, this former police headquarters will feature an appetizer buffet followed by a menu of à la carte favorites. For a taste of opulence with less guilt, go for the lobster omelet, a light and fluffy rendition using egg whites, lobster, spinach and cream cheese and served with a side of fresh fruit.
For a mouthwatering brunch in the City of Brotherly Love, make your way to Loews Philadelphia Hotel, where Bank and Bourbon is serving up a buffet of sweet and savory delights just for mom. Enjoy everything from ricotta toast and buttermilk pancakes to coriander-and-herb-roasted salmon and hand-carved prime rib. And be sure to treat your mother to the restaurant’s house-aged spirits — try the signature bourbon barrel punch for the whole table (of adults).
Head for the hills for a memorable May getaway at this Five-Star Rocky Mountain retreat. Take advantage of this classic hotel’s Mother’s Day Celebration, which includes a special discounted rate, a souvenir Broadmoor candy nut tin and a $50 nightly resort credit for mom to use on some sumptuous pampering at the Five-Star spa or on an elegant three-course feast with spectacular sunset views at Five-Star Penrose Room.
Show your special woman a little extra love by upgrading her stay to a suite — she’ll like the spacious digs and you’ll love saving 25 percent off the best available rate.
Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver
Give your mom a taste of the good life with the Sweet Suite Offer from this chic Vancouver property. When you treat her to a suite getaway this Mother’s Day, she’ll take advantage of unparalleled harbor views and you’ll receive 25 percent off her stay and a $50 dining credit to use toward an internationally inspired brunch at the hotel’s Arc restaurant.
While you’re here, take advantage of the Fairmont’s waterfront locale and take mom for a scenic post-brunch stroll along the Seawall, just across the street from the hotel.
The Langham, New York
Giving back never felt so good. This Mother’s Day weekend, gift mom with a muscle-melting massage or an age-defying HydraFacial at this Four-Star Midtown hotel’s Chuan Body and Soul Spa, and enjoy 50 percent off a treatment for you, too.
But don’t let the day of pampering end there. Make a post-spa-day reservation at the Manhattan property’s Four-Star restaurant, Ai Fiori, for an Italian feast featuring exquisite offerings like lobster bisque with Périgord black truffles, roasted beet salad and blue crab spaghetti — and don’t skip the indulgent tiramisu.
Stowe Mountain Lodge
Busy moms deserve some time to unwind and unplug, and this eco-luxe Vermont lodge provides the spot to do just that. This year, take mom to the mountains for some well-deserved rejuvenation with the Four-Star ski resort’s Retreat Yourself offer.
You’ll both benefit from 25 percent off plush accommodations, two-for-one 50-minute massages, daily access to the healing lodge and complimentary fitness classes.
End your weekend on a high note by treating your parent to the chef’s seasonal tasting menu at Solstice, paired with a flight of local brews.
For the mom who just wants to get away from it all (without sacrificing her creature comforts), this Five-Star Adirondack resort offers the perfect hideaway. A former great camp of William Avery Rockefeller, this rustic retreat on Upper Saranac Lake was literally built for American royalty.
From 24-hour dining to elegant antique-filled rooms and lakefront activities ranging from hiking to cocktail cruises, no detail here is too small, making it the ideal spot to escape the franticness of everyday life this Mother’s Day.
A quintessentially Southern escape awaits you and your parent on the idyllic Georgia coast. Kick off Mother’s Day weekend with a Yonder Mountain String Band bluegrass concert on May 11. After you’ve finished rocking out, go for a stroll on the beach before resting your head at the resort’s Five-Star accommodations.
If mom’s ideal vacation includes luxurious lounging and elegant dining, she’ll love a stay at The Cloister, home to Sea Island Beach Club and several restaurants, including the grand Five-Star Georgian Room. But if she’d rather spend her time on the links, book her stay at The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club and put her within arm’s reach of three championship courses.
No matter which stellar address you choose, be sure to send her off to a day of bliss at Five-Star The Spa at Sea Island. With a palatial garden atrium, Turkish and Japanese baths, 26 treatment rooms and a two-story, Olympic-sized indoor pool, this 65,000-square-foot, Mediterranean-inspired oasis is a destination in itself.