Plan a day doing what she loves best--Pamper her with a day at the spa, take her on a luxurious staycation, take her on a lovely brunch, enjoy the summer heat sliding into the tallest inflatable aqua park in the middle of Taal Lake, or put your brains together and solve a mystery room with the rest of the family!
Here are 10 ideas that will help you make this Mother’s Day one to remember...
1. Onsen Spa
Surprise the special woman that has been with you throughout the seasons of your life with a blissful spa treat without breaking your bank! Our mothers glow best package will have your supermom glowing from head to toe.
Pamper your mom at the first authentic Onsen thermal bath in the Philippines. I'M Onsen Spa is the biggest Urban Spa in the metro, spanning 3,800 sqm across 6 storeys. It has its own entrance along Kalayaan, separate from the I'M Hotel entrance.
We tried the romantic spa couple suites. The masseuses are trained well in the use of strong pressure and proper technique.
You can also relax in the Mezzanine 2 (M2) Relaxation Lounge or have a foot spa in the Foot Therapy Zone. The Mezzanine 1 (M1) houses my favorite VIP Spa Suite, where you can have a spa and even sing karaoke while on a team building session with your team.
The 2nd Floor of the Onsen Spa houses the iconic acrylic-bottomed swimming pool, wellness suites, sauna facilities, steam room, and an "Onsen", which is Japanese for hot spring, using proprietary technology that mimics the mineral composition of hot springs in Japan.
2. Makati Shangri-La
Makati Shangri-La promises a Mother’s Day staycation indulging moms and the entire family with the grand weekend “Makati ShangCation”.
On all weekends of May, Makati Shangri-La will treat mothers to a Makati ShangCation filled with heartwarming surprises to spoil her like a queen and create new memories for the family.
The Makati ShangCation offers early hotel check-in at 10 a.m. and late check-out at 4 p.m. to maximize the family’s weekend stay. Mom will also be welcomed with a luxe beauty gift from Rustan’s.
A memorable family weekend also includes a dining feast throughout the staycation. Upon arrival, the family will receive a welcome hamper filled with snacks and goodies for the perfect movie marathon in their cozy room. The next morning, they will eat breakfast like a king at Circles Event Café with a buffet good for two adults and two children aged 12 years old and below. Guests will also get to enjoy P1,000 in-room dining credit for a sumptuous snacking in their pajamas.
The family will spend a lazy afternoon by turning it into an elegant surprise for mom. They can treat her to afternoon tea at Lobby Lounge with a special jewelry box tea set worth P1,200 net. This offer is available from May 8 to 14, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Calories don’t count on Mother’s Day so the family can indulge moms in a lunch and dinner buffet on May 14 at Circles Event Café for P2,600 net per person or at the hotel’s Japanese specialty restaurant, Inagiku, for P2,890 net per person. A chic brunch buffet with Sage Bespoke Grill’s premium menu plus a glass of champagne cocktail may be enjoyed for P2,400 net per person. For a special dim sum experience, guests may visit Shang Palace during lunch for the Premium Dim Sum Plus menu at P2,070 net on Mother’s Day.
Guests may call (63 2) 813 8888 or send an email to reservations.SLM@shangri-la.com for room reservations and further information or to firstname.lastname@example.org for restaurant reservations.
3. City of Dreams Manila
City of Dreams Manila pays tribute to moms with a variety of indulgent dining choices at its award-winning restaurants and special treats at DreamPlay, the DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space, in celebration of Mother’s Day.
Families can opt for a fun-filled Mother’s day celebration at DreamPlay where one complimentary ticket is offered to moms if with at least two kids, and 50% discount on one ticket if with one child.
DreamPlay also offers a Mother’s Day VIP Package at P1,500 per person, which includes a DreamPlay Pass, DreamPlay t-shirt, complimentary souvenir photo, VIP access to all the attractions, and activity passes to create-your-own heart-shaped gingerbread with dedication for mom and Dreamworks-inspired Mother’s Day card to be displayed on a special wall. A special dance number of Fiona with the Dreamers also awaits guests.
For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 8008080 or e-mail email@example.com or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.
At Nobu Manila, the entire family can indulge in a lavish Sunday brunch buffet on Mother’s Day, highlighted by a Japanese Spice-rubbed Steamship round of Wagyu Beef, Lobster Miso Sinigang, Baked Salmon, Nobu-style Kare-kare, and Seafood Fried Rice. As an added treat, moms get a chance to win a Nobu spa for two in the Mother’s Day raffle draw.
Nobu Mother’s Day brunch, inclusive of sodas, juices, mocktails, and iced tea is at P3,880++ per person. For an upgraded beverage package, P990++ and P1,990++ will be added for alcoholic drinks and premium champagne, respectively. Children ages six to 12 years old dine at half price while those five and below are free-of-charge.
CITY OF DREAMS MANILA
Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard,
Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines
4. Taal Lake Aqua Park at Club Balai Isabel
She has given you the world so many times; now is your chance to show her how much you love her. Club Balai Isabel in Tanauan, Batangas offers a sumptuous family lunch, an invigorating massage, and one hour access to the tallest inflatable aqua park in the middle of the Taal Lake.
5. Ibiza Beach Club BGC
IBIZA BEACH CLUB is one of the trendiest beach clubs today, located in Mövenpick Hotel, Mactan Island in Cebu. It's by the Manny O group, which finally decided to bring Ibiza Beach Club (or IBC for short) to BGC.
IBC offers their popular Balearic-inspired, signature 15-course grill that includes a variety of grilled meat and seafood and features their very own Ibiza Beach Club Show team, providing nightly performances (except on Tuesdays).
Make sure to stay around after dinner since the nightly performances by the Ibiza Beach Club Show Team starts around 9:00 PM.
Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while but their hearts forever.
As a tribute to these lovely ladies, all mothers get 50% off on food and beverage orders when they dine at Ibiza Beach Club BGC on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017.*
Call +63917 633 7499 or +632 755 1777 to reserve. Available for lunch and dinner.
*Mothers should be accompanied by at least one (1) immediate family member, husband, partner, or child.
*All other accompanying guests pay in full.
*Spirits in bottles are not included.
IBIZA BEACH CLUB BGC
6th Floor, W City Centre, 7th Avenue cor 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Phone: +632 755-1777
Mobile: +63 917 633-7499
6. Sofitel Manila
This Mother’s Day, Sofitel Philippine Plaza pays homage to mothers who have instilled a happy and healthy lifestyle as their legacy to their children in a weekend celebration from May 12 to 14, 2017. Join top sports and fitness celebrities Gretchen Ho and Hidilyn Diaz and their inspiring mothers as the Spiral Master Chefs present colorful and nutritious specialties, treating moms to a sumptuous journey of taste. Spiral takes you to the households of Gretchen and Hidilyn in a sensory voyage on inspirations by their moms as they push their limits to be celebrated personalities and winners.
The Spiral Master Chefs are offering their recipes for a healthy lifestyle in honor of all mothers starting with a Detox Bar, the French-style Verrine Detox, and a special sushi bar. As a collaborative effort with the athletic celebrities, Spiral Master Chefs came up with an interesting line up of healthy dishes.
Spiral’s Japanese Chef proposes a selection of fresh maki, namely Toro Taku Maki Roll, Rainbow Maki Roll, and Cactus Maki Roll for Hidilyn’s Olympian high protein diet. From Spiral’s French Stove, the culinary masters present a colorful salad of edible flowers, asparagus, quinoa pomegranate, calamansi, and vinaigrette. The Korean atelier suggests Chicken Ginseng Soup as ginseng boosts energy needed for her rigorous workouts. As Hidilyn is a national icon, the Chinese Chef will prepare Lapu-Lapu, steamed in Brown Bean Sauce.
For Gretchen, who loves everything spicy, the Chefs suggest the Avocado Prawn with Wasabi Delight Mayonnaise and the Thai Chicken Green Curry. The Chinese Chef will serve Braised Chicken with Black Mushrooms and Fresh Ginseng. And for meals shared with family, our French master chefs present the tasty yet healthy Spring Chicken Tagine.
Zara will be awarding the most stylish Mom for Mother’s Day Brunch on May 14, 2017. Mothers may also enjoy instant prizes from Nuxe Paris.
Spiral lunch on May 12, 2017, Friday is set at Php2,650 net for adults and Php1,720 net per person for kids; dinner is set at Php3,550 net for adults and Php1,781 net per child.
May 13, 2017, Saturday lunch at Php3,450 net for adults and at Php1,720 net per child; dinner is set at Php3,550 net for adults and Php1,781 net per child.
May 14, 2017, Spiral Sunday Brunch is set at Php4,655 net for adults and Php1,965 net per child; dinner is set at Php3,350 net for adults and Php1,781 net per child.
Enjoy live musical entertainment as featured performers serenade Mom on their special day.
For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.
SOFITEL LUXURY HOTELS Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard Pasay City 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines
Facebook: Sofitel Manila
Telephone: +632 832-6988 or 551-555 Loc. 6988
7. Bambike at Intramurous
Go Green and Healthy this mother's day by going on an educational eco-tour with Bambike Ecotours in Intramuros! Found in the heart of Manila’s old walled city of Intramuros, guests will be riding through the streets on bamboo bikes that have been handmade by Gawad Kalinga villagers here in the Philippines.
You'll be led around the area, getting to cover more ground than if on a walking tour, and having a more enjoyable experience than if going around on a kalesa. This eco-tour will both teach visitors about Philippine history and make the tour more exciting for kids!
8. Resorts World Manila
There are a few things more challenging than finding a meal worthy of the woman who not only gave you life, but also cooked up the best dishes of your childhood. To celebrate the first love of everyone’s life, Maxims Hotel at Resorts World Manila is serving up a trifecta of Mother’s Day feasts for the whole family.
Impressions, RWM’s multi-award winning French fine-dining restaurant, serves up a little taste of Paris to mothers. Treat mom to a culinary journey care of Chef Cyrille Soenen, who holds the distinction of being the first and only resident Maitres de Cuisiniers de France (Master Chef of France) in the Philippines, with a premium set dinner fit for royalty.
Aptly named the Queen’s Dinner, the four-course meal starts with Seared Scallops with Spinach Puree and a rich Carrot Soup with Sweet Pea Ravioli.
For the main course, a Soy Butter Glazed Salmon with Seaweed Risotto is a masterful creation that will make her close her eyes in pure pleasure as the mouthwateringly tender pink salmon with its lightly crisped skin, comes alive with the flavors of miso foam, sautéed edamame, and asparagus spears in a symphony of textures and taste.
Ending the dinner with sweet flourish is a serving of Royal Mango Bar with Butter Pecan Gelato, a dessert especially created for the occasion.
Queen’s Dinner is available all evenings of May from 6PM to 12 MN. Impressions is located at 3F, Maxims Hotel.
For families who take their feasting seriously, The Terrace at Maxims Hotel is the place to be for Mother’s Day.
Set to the relaxing sounds of a live acoustic band serenading mom with her favorite songs, Especially for Mom is a true feast for the senses. Featuring contemporary Filipino fusion dishes that combine familiar flavors with sophisticated touches, this bountiful buffet will leave the whole family’s taste buds tingling.
Especially for Mom is available from 6PM to 10PM on May 14 (Sunday). The Terrace is located at 5F, Maxims Hotel.
Resorts World Manila
Newport Boulevard, Newport City. Pasay 1309, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 (2) 908-8888
9. Breakout PH & Mystery Manila
Get your kids excited with the many stories they could tell about the types of challenges they had to solve to escape. Add the Mystery Rooms to your family bucket list of activities and put your family's teamwork to the test!
It's great to have two competing pioneers in BreakOut Philippines and Mystery Manila, who continue to elevate this live game genre in the country. We tried most of their Mystery Rooms--my personal favorites are Rebecca's Room by Mystery Manila and HUSH by Breakout PH.
It's very addicting and a great, challenging bonding session with your friends and family. Give it a try this Mother's Day!
10. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Any woman can be a mother, but it takes someone special to be called a “mom”. As Mother’s Day comes, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila honors all mothers for the selfless love that they have always provided the family, with a line-up of privileges to enjoy this coming Mother’s Day.
Spend a special and intimate weekend getaway with mom, and create meaningful journeys. Book a Premier room on May 13 to 14, and let her enjoy a 90-minute relaxing spa, on us. This comes with the breakfast buffet for two adults, and two kids from 6 years old to 12.
A gift can't thank our mothers enough for their unconditional love, but it's a start. Show your love and affection over a lavish buffet, fit for a queen, at the signature outlet, Cucina. Enjoy a diverse showcase of live action stations featuring a symphony of flavors from the world’s different culinary capitals.
Show appreciation and gratitude with a spread of authentic Cantonese offers featuring the signature dishes of Lung Hin’s Executive Chinese Chef. Celebrate this special moment with family and friends on May 13 and 14, for only Php 23,600 for 10 persons.
A remarkable day, for the royal queen of everyone’s life. Delight her inner royalty with a luxurious afternoon tea at Connect Lounge. Relish a wide selection of sweet and savory treats, with a free flow of coffee and tea, and special gifts, with our compliments. This royal treat from May 1 to 31, 2017.
Give these gifts to mom, with love at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. To know more about the hotel, visit www.marcopolohotels.com.
Live an Awesome Life,
ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.
P.S. Grab something sweet for mom on her special day!
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