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Your customers can go beyond the flowers this Mother’s Day, and treat mom to a gift she’ll remember forever. Here are some last-minute deals.
For the mom who’s done it all
Moms who soar above the rest can take a helicopter tour of the Big Apple, in a package from Executive Hotel Le Soleil New York. The boutique hotel’s Take Flight package offers free rides with rooms priced at $200 or more. The copter will fly above popular attractions like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Freedom Tower, 9/11 Memorial, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, and Chrysler Building. Family members can come along by purchasing tickets specially priced at $140 each.
For the mom who loves an all-inclusive
Divi Resorts is celebrating Mother's Day with 35% to 40% discounts at select all-inclusive resorts in Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, and St. Maarten. The all-inclusive packages feature suite-sized rooms ranging from one to three bedrooms; they include living and dining areas; private balconies or patios with ocean, pool or garden views; and fully equipped kitchens. The Mother's Day Sale runs through May 8.
For the adventurous mom
Take mom scuba diving in the clear waters of Fort Lauderdale at the Marriot Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. The "Discover Scuba" package includes an introductory lesson, two ocean dives complete with rental equipment, and beachfront accommodations. It can be used through Sept. 1; rates start $249 a night.
For the over-worked mom
The Rosarito Beach Hotel in Baja, Mexico, is running a month-long "Mom’s Spa Escape" package in May. The deal includes an oceanfront room, dinner for two, a 30-minute Swedish message, and 30-minute body exfoliation. The package starts at $149 a night for standard rooms, available Saturdays through Thursdays.
For the mom who needs a day of pampering
At the Grand Velas Resort in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit, treat mom to the Mother’s Day Spa Package. At the property in Riviera Maya, the package include suite accommodations, breakfast in bed, dinner on the terrace, a $50 spa credit, and a Velas Fish Therapy Pedicure—an ancient treatment where tiny fish exfoliate your feet by nibbling at the dry skin on the soles. In Riviera Nayarit, it includes a dinner on the suite terrace, a 60-minute detoxifying hydrotherapy treatment, and an exfoliating treatment. Prices start at $377 per person, per night at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $539 at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
For the mom who needs to decompress
Moms who have a hectic schedule can unwind with Round Hill Hotel’s “Rest and Renewal Yoga Retreat” weekend. From May 14 to 17, master yoga instructor Sharon Feany will lead restorative yoga sessions. Guests can also enjoy farm-to-table dinners, a gourmet vegetarian lunch, and a private spa brunch. Rates for the weekend start at $1,649 for single occupancy and $2,429 for double.
For the mom who loves the arts
With the “Art and Soul” package in New York's Gansevoort Meatpacking District, your client can spend quality time with mom exploring the Whitney museum, followed by a night of wine and painting at the Highline Ballroom. Package rates start at $545, and include accommodations, two tickets to the museum, paint class, a 20% discount on spa services, continental breakfast for two, and a late check-out.
For the expecting mom
Suggest that expectant mothers might like the Borgata’s “Babymoon” package in New Jersey. During an overnight stay in either the Grande Room at Borgata or Vista Room at The Water Club, couples can enjoy chocolate-covered strawberries and breakfast-in-bed. They also have their choice of a 50-minute Prenatal or Swedish massage, a 50-minute Spa Mama or Microinfusion body scrub, or a 50-minute Hydrasurge or organic rejuvenating facial. Prices start at $399.
For the mom who’s a foodie
At the Radisson New Rochelle, guests can attend a special Mother’s Day Brunch at NoMa Social restaurant featuring a menu prepared by Executive Chef Bill Rosenberg. At $38 a person, it includes mimosas and champagne.