Mother’s Day gifts are such a nice suprise, but you can make her day the more memorable by planning a special Mother’s Day activity.
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 capture that instagrammable moment at the Dessert Museum with the rest of the family!
Here are 8 ideas that will help you make this Mother’s Day one to remember…
1. SOFITEL MANILA
This Mother’s Day, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila honors the light of the home in a heartwarming gastronomic presentation of beloved household dishes from May 11-13, 2018.
The Spiral Master Chefs heighten the gastronomic experience for the family as they present an expansive selection of dishes featuring family favorite dishes of celebrity working moms Christine Sandejas and Suzi Abrera. Christine teams up with French Master Chef Julien Cosse in showcasing the family-favorite Calamari Fritti, Beef Lasagna and Tiramisu while Suzi Abrera teams up with Japanese Chef Masaaki Ishigawa to create curry salmon maki and California maki as well as the rest of the Spiral artisans to present their favorite Moroccan Chicken Tagine with preserved lemons and olives and the Banana Chia Pudding. Indulge in scrumptious specialties dedicated by Spiral’s Master Chefs to their mothers featuring: Beef Tongue with Pickled Sauce from the French Stove, Yong Tau Fu (vegetables stuffed with minced seafood served with brown bean sauce) from the Chinese Wok, Bengali Mustard Fish Curry from the North Indian Atelier, Flower Pork Belly Shabu-Shabu and Cake Sushi from the Japanese Atelier, Clam Stew with Basil from the Thai Atelier, Fried Fish with Chili Paste Sauce from the Korean Atelier and the classic Menudo from the Filipino Atelier. La Pâtisserie presents delightful desserts in big and small versions for Mommy and her young prince or princess.
From the 7th until 20th of May, the lobby presents a showcase of 12 paintings by artist Jun Sta. Cruz, featuring childhood nostalgia transformed into fine art in celebration of Mother’s Day.
MOTHER’S DAY AT SPIRAL | 11-13 May 2018
Celebrate Mother’s Day and capture special moments with at Spiral’s featured photo booth. Young VIPs are in for a treat as they enjoy colorful interactive programs and animations at the Kids’ Corner. Enjoy live musical entertainment as featured performers serenade Mom on their special day.
May 11 (Friday) Lunch is set at Php2,750 per person while dinner is set at Php3,550 per person
May 12 (Saturday) Lunch is set at Php3,450 per person while dinner is set at Php3,550 per person
May 13 (Sunday) Lunch is set at Php4,655 per person while dinner is set at Php3,550 per person
Exciting prizes from Elizabeth Arden await mothers spending their special day with their children in twinning-inspired ensembles on the 13th of May.
Rates are inclusive of applicable government taxes and service charge. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 551 5555 or email H6308@sofitel.com.
2. I’M ONSEN SPA
A) I’M Onsen Spa – Mother’s Glow Best
Our promotion last year went very well, and we are proud to bring it back this 2018 with several exciting inclusions. This package is valid till May 31st and is over 40% off our retail price!
B) Want to treat your mom to the entire experience, with spa treatments and a hotel stay? The momscapade package will make the perfect gift for your and facilitate precious moments of family bonding
The Momscapade package includes:
An overnight stay at I’M Hotel
1 hour massage treat
45 minute foot spa
free flowing wellness tea in the relaxation lounge
Access to wellness suite
Dinner Buffet at The Common Good
Special Mother’s day gift from I’M Hotel
For MOM and companion
Breakfast buffet for 2 at The Common Good
*Top up P2000 in order for companion to enjoy the same spa inclusions as mom
Room rates start at P7980 only including taxes and service charge. Room categories applicable for this promotion are from the Classic Studio to the 1 Bedroom Executive suite
C) A special buffet treat at The Common Good on May 13
This dinner buffet will feature a delectable international spread. Participants who sign up in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org will also receive a complimentary entry pass to a cooking masterclass held by the Executive Chefs of I’M Hotel. Each masterclass entry pass is valued at P1,500 so sign up now to avoid disappointment as slots are limited. The dinner buffet is from 4pm-10pm at only P1,800 nett per person
3. THE DESSERT MUSEUM
Looking for a place to bring your mom this coming Mother’s day?
TAG ALL THE MOMS NOW cause they are free to roam The Dessert Museum for *FREE on Mother’s day! (*One paying guest per mom)
From the creator of the Inflatable Island comes a new concept–Instagrammable museums! The Dessert Museum is a 12,000-sq. ft. space with 8 mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness.
With the advent of spaces like the Ice Cream Museum in New York and 29 Rooms in LA, it’s about time Manila got its own Instagram haven. What’s a better concept than a dessert museum?
4. CITY OF DREAMS MANILA
City of Dreams Manila pays homage to moms on Mother’s Day with diverse choices, from dining specials at its award-winning restaurants Crystal Dragon and Nobu Manila, to a special treat at DreamPlay, Nobu Hotel staycation packages and pampering treatments at NÜWA Spa and Nobu Spa.
Moms and their loved ones craving for renowned Chef Nobu’s Japanese Peruvian fusion artistry will be delighted with the Nobu Mother’s Day Sunday brunch buffet on May 13.
Nobu Manila Head Chef Mike de Jesus, Sushi Chef Kirika Oi and the culinary team will showcase Nobu hot items such as black cod miso, soy glazed salmon, Nobu style sisig; a selection of sushi and sashimi; yakisoba station with a selection of noodles and condiments; carving station highlighting whole fish lapu-lapu, roasted prime ribeye and vegetable fried rice; robatayaki at the cabana grilling station with various charcoal-grilled meats, seafood and vegetables; and a Mother’s Day themed dessert corner.
As a special treat, all moms will be given a gift of Nobu chocolate petit fours. Nobu Mother’s Day brunch is at P3,880++ per person, with sodas, juices, mocktails, and iced tea; additional of P990++ per person to avail of the standard alcohol package and P1,990++ per person for the premium champagne drink package. Children ages six to 12 years old dine at half price while those five and below are free-of-charge.
Nobu Hotel Manila offers a month-long Nobu staycation package in celebration of Mother’s Day. The package includes an overnight stay with complimentary buffet breakfast for two at Nobu restaurant, P5,000 dining credits valid in City of Dreams Manila-operated outlets such as Nobu Manila, Crystal Dragon, The Tasting Room, Red Ginger, Jing Ting and Café Society. A special welcome amenity awaits moms.
Guests can choose from Nobu Deluxe or Nobu Premier rooms with either city view or pool view, Nobu Executive, and Nobu Suite with the package net price starting at P15,888. The Mother’s Day offer is available until May 31, 2018.
To honor moms and provide them a respite from their busy schedules, the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awardee NÜWA Spa and Nobu Spa offer curated Mother’s Day spa packages for a delightful pampering experience available from May 1 to 31. While gift vouchers are available, bookings can be made directly at the two spas.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, NÜWA Spa has hand-picked a few of the highly-acclaimed holistic spa treatments for an indulgent experience for moms.
The 2-hour One Mom-ent in Time package consists of a bespoke body polish, gold hydration intensive facial and head, neck and shoulder massage at P5,800. For an immersion in Philippines’ age-old healing techniques, traditions and ingredients handed through generations, the 2 hour-and 30 minute Mother’s Day Out comprises Heal-ot massage with Dagdagay foot massage and NÜWA Radiance facial at P6,800 net. An option for Ayurvedic therapy to balance mind, body and spirit is available with the 2 hour-and-30 minute Mum Me-Time which includes Shirodhara treatment, Abyanga massage and OM facial express at P7,800 net. All packages come with a long-stemmed American rose and a signature chocolate bar.
The Nobu Spa situated at the Nobu Hotel Manila offers a fully-immersive rejuvenation in an elegant and contemporary Japanese oasis. The 1 hour-and-30 minute Super Woman Retreat consists of chocolate body glow treatment and Juan Hilot’s Pride massage at P3,800 net. For a more youthful radiance, the 2-hour Flawless Mom package includes pink salt body polish and collagen skin booster facial at P4,200 net. For a total revitalizing experience, the 2 hour-and-30 minute Ageless Beauty package comes complete with a renewal massage, Dr. Babor BTX lifting facial and For Your Eyes Only treatment at P4,600 net. All packages come with a special Ikebana flower token and a signature chocolate bar.
5. SHANGRI-LA AT THE FORT
Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila invites guests to honor mom with staycation and dining experiences in the heart of Bonifacio Global City.
Staycations with the family get even better this summer with Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila’s Stay and Play package. Guests can book a one- or two bedroom Shangri-La Serviced Residence and enjoy an array of child-friendly amenities and activities both inside and outside of the hotel with rates starting from Php 15,000++ or Php 19,500++ for a one- or two-bedroom Residence respectively.
The Stay and Play package includes the following benefits: family buffet breakfast at High Street Cafe for two adults and two children 11 years old and below, all-day access to Adventure Zone for up to two children, all-day access to Kerry Sports Manila, in-room camping set-up with a tent, bean bags and sleeping bags, a variety of amenities including welcome treats, Adventure Zone apparel, Boni the Bull backpack and children’s bathroom items.
Families are free to explore the hotel by participating in two activities from Adventure Zone: Boni the Bull’s Quizzical Adventure trivia tour around the complex and the SNAPventure photo challenge. Families that successfully complete the activities will receive a special gift from Adventure Zone along with a souvenir photo.
The Stay and Play package is available on weekends for the entire year, and available on weekdays from May 1 – August 31, 2018. Room rates are quoted in Philippine pesos, subject to service charge and prevailing local government taxes. For Stay and Play, a two-day advanced booking is required. For room reservations and further information, please call (63 2) 820 0888, email email@example.com or visit http://bit.ly/shangrilafortstaynplay.
What are you most thankful for your mom? Marriott Hotel Manila says it’s because she always, if not most of the time, gets things right. For this reason, Marriott stages a fantastic Mother’s Day celebration as a rightful reward she deserves. If you agree to this, come on down to this lavish fete at Marriott Café on May 13, and choose either on brunch at Php 2,900 or dinner at Php 2,700.
Aside from the sumptuous spread to delight her, Marriott is staging a “Price is Right”-inspired game with amazing prizes from brands she adores. Fittingly named as “Mom is Right”, all dining moms will get a chance to bid their best guess on the value of the items from Doña Elena, the no.1 olive oil Filipino brand in the country, of which its premium products are up for grabs. And when their price is correct or the closest, it is theirs to bring home! Shopping is a top thing that every mom loves or is an expert in, so this is a perfect, no-sweat challenge for her.
Now, let’s talk about the extravagant spread that awaits your family: from organic salad, fresh seafood, prime meat and authentic Japanese and Chinese cuisines, there’s something for that discerning taste. Have a dish that personally hits home for you at the DIY (do-it-yourself) stations for gambas, pasta, noodle bowls and teppanyaki. Moms would be fond of choosing her own sauce, ingredients, cooking style, and sweet or spicy level. Feel at home with Filipino entrees like adobo, sinigang, sisig, bulalo, and even halo-halo that goes around to your tables. Over at the dessert, pour out your creativity and affection. Either you create her a crepe plate topped with gelato, nuts or fruits, or scoop all-you-can a gelato into a bowl with fruits, sprinklers and syrup, or get mini slices of cakes to have a vibrant dessert plate. The cherries on top are the new premium a la carte dishes added to their buffet such as seared goose liver, U.S. Certified beef tenderloin, Atlantic cod fillet and macaraibo lava cake for dessert.
For all the right things your mom has done for you, now is your chance to get it right for her. Don’t second guess; grab a table already to this meaningful and fun celebration at Marriott Café.
Marriott Cafe is located at Marriott Hotel Manila’s G/F and is open from at 11:00am to 2:30pm for Sunday Brunch and 6:00pm to 10:30pm for Dinner Buffet. For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com.
Here at Ascott, we would like to treat the Queens of each and every family to a relaxing weekend at our seven properties in the Metro. Enjoy a weekend of bonding and relaxing from rates as low as Php3,800 nett – inclusive of breakfast for two and 50% off on spa treatments for Mothers on May 13th*. For bookings & enquiries, please visit our website www.ascott.com and use the promo code ASCOTTMOM2018 to avail of this special rate
*Terms & conditions apply. Spa discount does not apply for our Somerset Olympia Makati property”
8. 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 access to the tallest inflatable aqua park in the middle of the Taal Lake.
Make your mom feel special by singing her a song. On May 12, 2018 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Terraza Restaurant. Registration will start on May 11, 2018 at the Front Desk.
A special treat for the most special woman in our lives. Book an overnight stay with your mom, from May 11-13 and get a free massage for 2 and a special treat for mom.
Get P450/per head discounted rate at their famed inflatable aquapark.
Live an Awesome Life,
ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We were media guest of the mentioned establishments. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.