One day never seems long enough to fully fete all the mothers in our lives. However, when Mother’s Day rolls around, why not make the most of it by celebrating in style? From a Wine Country escape and a girls getaway to over-the-top spa experiences and lavish brunches, here are eight ways you can honor Mom at luxury hotels this year.
This Forbes Travel Guide Recommended resort is all about pampering the most important woman in your life. Its three distinct packages let her enjoy Four-Star Lapis The Spa at Fontainebleau as well as dine in one of its stylish restaurants. Treat her to the Mommy & Me offer (available only on May 11), and Mom can while away the day with a loved one over manis and pedis, followed by brunch at Vida. The Celebrate Her deal (available throughout May) gives her a 25-minute massage, mineral soak and pedicure as well as access to the spa’s Elements rain tunnel and top-notch gym. Mothers can also opt for A Day at Fontainebleau (throughout May), which includes a 50-minute massage and lunch at La Côte. They can fill the rest of their day leisurely indulging in the spa facilities, relaxing on the beach or lounging by the pool.
Celebrate Mom with a luxury getaway at Terranea Resort. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, just 30 miles outside of Los Angeles, has everything she could ask for, including a 50,000-square-foot spa and eight restaurants, bars, cafés and lounges. Kick off her special day with a Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch complete with an omelet and egg station, risotto station, carving station, dessert buffet and free-flowing sparkling wine — not to mention the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.
Whether she wants high tea, brunch or a sophisticated four-course dining experience, your mother will be sated at Four-Star The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland. The weekend begins with Mother’s Day Tea on May 10. Here, Mom can unwind with a selection of signature tea blends while she nibbles on delicate finger sandwiches and pastries. The celebratory weekend continues on May 11, with an indulgent brunch buffet in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, where Mom can dine on delicious items such as made-to-order omelets, fresh seafood and meats from the carving station (be sure to bring her by the bouquet booth, too). For a more refined experience, the hotel’s stylish main restaurant, MUSE, offers a four-course, prix-fixe Mother’s Day brunch full of contemporary American farm-to-table fare.
For the ultimate Mother’s Day getaway, treat Mom to a Wine Country escape. At Napa Valley‘s Four-Star Meadowood, Mother’s Day Weekend is tailored to her. Begin on May 9 with an evening fireside wine reception where she can sip selections chosen by Meadowood’s resident master sommelier. On May 11, Mom will wake up to a complimentary breakfast in bed with a spray of pink roses, sparkling wine, freshly squeezed juices, pastries and more, including a card personalized by you. She can dine leisurely, since she’ll get a late checkout until 2 p.m. The hotel also offers complimentary car service throughout the weekend to either downtown St. Helena or downtown Yountville, where Mom can enjoy dining, shopping and exploring throughout her stay.
Treat Mom like a celebrity at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. Whether it’s a manicure in a poolside cabana or drinks in the stylish Windows Lounge, your mother will feel spoiled with a visit to the glamorous Beverly Hills hotel. On Mother’s Day, celebrate over brunch at Culina, Modern Italian with traditional fare and over-the-top additions such as a sushi and seafood station that includes tiger shrimp three ways, a range of sushi, oysters on the half shell and Alaskan crab legs; dim sum; a special gluten-free station with French toast, grilled cheese and desserts; vegan selections; and a carving station with Pacific snapper Veracruz, roasted prime rib, herb-roasted Sonoma lamb leg, and five-spice and honey-roasted ham.
If your mother prefers a relaxing retreat with a mountain lodge feel, send her to this Park City hotel. Just in time for the holiday, the Four-Star Montage Deer Valley has a special offer for Forbes Travel Guide readers. Throughout May, the Spa Memories deal will give Mom deluxe accommodations, a $50 breakfast credit and a $200 treatment at the Four-Star spa (we suggest getting the Anointing Balance, a hot-oil massage topped off of with an energizing Vichy rinse).
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, send Mom away for a much-needed trip with her best friends. Hotel Vitale’s Just for the Girls Getaway allows her to pick eight of her favorite ladies to spend the night at the San Francisco boutique hotel. The deal includes accommodations in up to two double-queen rooms, 60-minute treatments at Spa Vitale (including a massage and Tension Tamer facial), transportation in a Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid to and from Hotel Vitale for an evening out on the town, late-night snacks from Americano Restaurant & Bar delivered to the rooms, and housemade bath milk and customized Karuna face masks for in-room pampering.
Mom can have it all when she celebrates at Philadelphia‘s iconic Four-Star hotel, situated on Rittenhouse Square. Whether its cocktailing in the luxury property’s two tony bars, where she can sip seasonal cocktails such as the A Moment to Myself (Southern Comfort, passion fruit purée and fresh brewed tea) in Bar 210 and the Blushing Mama (vodka, lime juice, passion fruit purée and a splash of Aperol) in The Library Bar, or dining on a new springtime menu in Four-Star Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, she’ll have no shortage of festive choices.
Photos Courtesy of Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Terranea Resort and Montage Hotels and Resorts