A few hotels and resorts are putting a unique spin on Mother’s Day getaways this year, allowing moms to find a quiet space for silence and reflection. Meditation, or even just simple quiet time, can have a vast effect on our lives and no one is more deserving of some R&R than mothers. Whether you’re a mother of a toddler or a teenager, life seems to get in the way of finding “me time” to relax. But mothers should fear not as these hotels and resorts have implemented meditation and technology cleanses into programming in honor of the hardworking mothers out there.
Disconnect From Technology and Embrace Silence at The Dolder Grand Spa (Zurich):
Located between the pulsating city of Zurich and the natural beauty of Switzerland’s unspoiled countryside, The Dolder Grand is an oasis for mother’s this spring as it is home to the expansive 43,000 sq. foot spa. This Mother’s Day, the spa is calling all moms to embrace silence and disconnect from reality by enjoying the iconic “Chill-Out” Room. Just steps from the spa’s outdoor terrace, the “Chill-Out” Room features a neutral color palette and is completed with hammock chairs hanging from the ceiling. Each hammock chair is equipped with headphones that play relaxing music for guests to tune-out reality. Magazines, fresh juices, and hot tea are also available to complete the luxury experience.
Meditation Haven - Gaige House + Ryokan (Sonoma Valley, California):
Sonoma Valley’s recently redesigned Gaige House + Ryokan is situated in the heart of California’s wine country and offers moms a serene setting to quietly reflect while also enjoying the uninterrupted views of the surrounding vineyards. Whether it's relaxing on the Moon Deck while reading a good book and sipping a glass of wine, or just soaking in the beauty of the Zen gardens there is a variety of sinful spaces throughout the property. Moms can also enjoy the Zen rock or “dry landscape” garden, known as karesansui in Japan, which is a miniature, stylized landscape created with a carefully composed arrangement of rocks, water features, moss, pruned trees and bushes. Gaige House’s Ryokan suites also feature a private Zen garden and a pagoda, an excellent focal point during meditation. New to Sonoma, the inn also provides guests with information and prime locals for “forest bathing,” a new trend for mindfulness exploration in nature.
Spa by Night Experience at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa (Venice, Italy)
This spring, moms are welcomed to relax under the Venetian Stars and Venice Italy’s largest spa through the “Spy by Night” experience at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. Offering access toGOCO Spa after hours from 9:00pm-12:00am, moms will enjoy some of the spa’s luxurious amenities including indoor-outdoor swimming pool, saunas and plunges and more. As JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is located on its own private island, Isola delle Rose, in the Venetian lagoon, the Spa by Night experience makes for the ideal getaway for moms looking for a quiet and peaceful escape. Prices start at $176 per person
A Mother’s Day Getaway to Find Your Zen at DUKES LONDON
This Mother’s Day, DUKES LONDON invites sons and daughters far and wide to treat their mother’s to the ultimate escape celebrating the beauty of femininity and motherhood with a stay in one of the 19 Duchess Rooms. These exclusive rooms at the quintessentially British hotel nestled in a quiet courtyard in St. James Mayfair are specifically designed for female travelers and all their needs. The Duchess Rooms are furnished with thoughtful feminine touches including high-end beauty products from Floris London making it the only hotel offering products from the royal perfumer, size-appropriate robes and slippers, and fresh white cymbidium orchids and freesias. While staying in the Duchess Rooms, mothers will be accompanied by a female staff member to handle all housekeeping and room service needs. To elevate the personalized and relaxing experience, each room includes a “Beditation Butler” assigned to help guests indulge in the ideal bed-time wind-down and find their Zen in the heart of the busting capital. Whether enjoying afternoon tea in the elaborate Drawing Room, sipping on one of Alessandro Palazzi’s famed martinis at DUKES Bar, exploring world-class shopping on Bond Street, strolling through the royal neighborhood, or indulging in a relaxing spa treatment, DUKES LONDON is sure to be just the Mother’s Day escape every mother needs.