Although one day each year certainly isn’t enough, Mother’s Day is a time to put everything else on hold and pay special attention to every mom in your life. Whether it’s a delicious brunch with a bottomless glass of mimosa or a well-deserved spa escape, here are luxury properties to consider as you celebrate all that mothers do, all year long.
Brunch is a timeless tradition to celebrate the holiday and this year, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Ritz-Carlton Chicago offers a full spread at Deca Restaurant and Bar. Toast to mom at the Windy City spot with seafood and smoked fish, sushi, omelets and waffles all made to order. Put some seasonal spring in your dish with free-range whole chicken with dried apricot and pecan stuffing, and pan-seared sea bass with artichokes, naval oranges and basil. Top off the brunch ($135) with a taste of something sweet, such as lavender crème brûlée, chocolate dulce cake, red velvet whoopie pies and more.
Celebrating Mother’s Day at the Five-Star L’Ermitage Beverly Hills’ restaurant Livello includes a full-fledged Sunday brunch with some special additions to truly capture the day. In addition to the buffet — featuring prime rib roast, poached shrimp, spice-rubbed roasted leg of lamb and more — an old-fashioned photo booth will be available for you to commemorate the day with a family picture. While you enjoy the meal and strike a pose, live music courtesy of The Shoestring Trio will fill the room, creating a light and fun vibe that sways with manouche, Brazilian samba and jazz notes. Looking to spice up the brunch even more? Pay an additional $25 (on top of the $85 for the meal) for free-poured mimosas, Bellinis or Bloody Marys.
For a truly lavish Mother’s Day gift, Trump Toronto is hosting a full weekend of luxury aptly called the “Ultimate Mother’s Day Experience.” Starting on Saturday, May 11, a chauffeured transport will shuttle the lucky women to the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel where they will be welcomed to an executive-floor, two-bedroom suite (with attaché service). The rest of the day will be all about relaxation and comfort: An in-suite luncheon with a personal stylist will pinpoint the perfect look before heading to a private fitting for a designer outfit by The Room at The Bay; an afternoon at Quartz Crystal Spa complete with two signature treatments; special in-room sweets including a chocolate display, fresh roses; and a dinner for two at STOCK Restaurant & Bar Lounge with champagne and wine pairings. Sunday features more primping with make-up, hair, manicure and pedicure at the spa, a private photographer to capture the special moments and brunch at STOCK. But that’s not all — mom will also take home a necklace from Ivanka Trump’s signature collection, chocolates from the STOCK Chocolate Lab, experience a private, two-hour helicopter tour to Niagara Falls and more. The cost to buy your mother’s love: $16,995.
This Five-Star Beverly Hills hotel is a haven for Mother’s Day festivities, featuring a wide range of special events for moms. Want to make her feel extra special on the big day? Reserve a complimentary mom makeover by a makeup artist who will use Montage’s mineral makeup line, Youngblood. Once she looks her best, enjoy a brunch at Four-Star restaurant Scarpetta ($95 per adult, $35 per child, bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $22 extra), or relax with a rooftop poolside lunch with a free rose and a glass of rosé. The Mother’s Day specials don’t stop there, however. Visit the hotel’s site for a full list of spa packages and other events to show mom your appreciation for all that she does.
It’s all about tea and tranquility at this Four-Star hotel. On May 10 and 11, Brasserie S&P’s Mandarin Tea or Dynasty Tea menu includes specialty sandwiches, currant scones with Devonshire cream, pastries, champagne truffles and bubbly. Adding a half bottle of Ruinart Rosé to the afternoon tea is another option sure to please any mother on her holiday.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco’s Mother and Me package ($1,080) also provides luxe relaxation for mothers and a special tagalong. Side-by-side Time Ritual massages, followed by manicures and pedicures complete with a chilled half bottle of Veuve Clicquot and chocolate-covered strawberries make up nearly three hours of comfort sure to show any Bay Area mother a top-tier spa experience.
We all need a little peace and quiet every once in a while, and for Orlando moms, this sprawling and recently renovated 1,500-acre resort has just the right package (starting at $250) for those looking to escape. Give your special lady a time-out with a hot bubble bath, champagne, in-suite spa treatment, a $50 room service credit and gossip magazines to catch up on the latest Hollywood buzz. When she is ready to come out of the peace and quiet, a Mother’s Day brunch of fresh Florida black grouper with mango beurre blanc, lobster Benedict with béarnaise sauce, prime rib of beef and more will be waiting for her.
Photos Courtesy of Viceroy Hotels and Resorts, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group