Want to put on the Ritz for mom this Mother's Day? The Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island, Fla., is offering an array of champagne-infused spa treatments priced from $85 to $175 for the month of May.
There's also a lavish Mother's Day brunch this Sunday that costs $65 a person, as well as a Mother's Day getaway that includes two nights' accommodations in an ocean view room, champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries on arrival, breakfast for two each morning, overnight valet parking and late checkout. The package starts at $1,139. Call (800) 241-3333 or go to the Ritz web site.
For a few options closer to home...
Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wis., has a "celebrate mother" package that's valid from May 1 to June 30. It includes two evenings' accommodations in a deluxe suite with king bed and whirlpool, dinner at Lola's restaurant ($100 dining certificate), relaxation massage with facial at the spa and a one-day culinary workshop at Jill Prescott's cooking school. Oh yeah: you get truffles and champagne on arrival. The Osthoff is about a three-hour drive from Chicago, and it's a AAA Four-Diamond property. Call (800) 876-3399 or go to the Osthoff's web site.
Even CLOSER to home...the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. A special Mother's Day brunch will take place Sunday in Seasons restaurant. Seatings start at 11 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $105 per adult and $25 for kids aged 5-12. The hotel is also offering credits from $125 to $200 when you book a deluxe or premier room or executive suite. Call (312) 280-8800.
And for moms to be, the Four Seasons has an "expecting you" packages that includes a visit from the ice cream man, who will deliver ice cream sundaes and a side of pickles to the guest room, as well as a copy of the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting," a Four Seasons teddy bear and rubber duck, a free manicure with the purchase of a pregnancy massage, breakfast in bed and discounts at various boutiques. Rates start at $485.