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This Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of Adventure

Canopy by Hilton Cannes - Rooftop
Canopy by Hilton Cannes

Moms are superheroes, juggling the pressures of modern life while working to raise tomorrow’s leaders. This Mother’s Day, take inspiration from classic gifts like chocolate, wine and flowers, and give Mom something even more impactful: a well-deserved break. Take Mom on the getaway of a lifetime where she can relax and rediscover her passions.  

Travel is the gift that creates memories to last a lifetime, and booking Mom a vacation to one of these unforgettable destinations will take your gifting game up a notch. 

If Mom Loves Chocolate: Visit Costa Rica’s Cacao Farms 

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Chocolate is a classic gift for the one you love, but this year, make this delicious treat even sweeter by taking Mom to the source of this beloved confection. For the ultimate getaway, head for Southern Costa Rica's tropical climate and lush rainforests, which provide an ideal environment for cacao cultivation. Here you can participate in chocolate tours and experiences offered by local farms and chocolate makers, marvel at demonstrations of traditional chocolate-making techniques, and get a taste of artisanal chocolates for a remarkably delicious retreat. 

Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton - Pool Sunset
Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton - Pool Sunset

Where to Stay: Head for where Costa Rica's unspoiled rainforest meets the ocean at Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton. The resort features multi-room suites, pools, a spa, beach access, and an exciting array of excursions, including chocolate farm tours. 

If Mom Has a Fondness for Flowers: Take a Fragrant, Tulip-Filled Trip to the Netherlands 

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In the 17th century, the Netherlands experienced “Tulip Mania,” a frenzy that gripped the nation's economy as the price of tulip bulbs skyrocketed, making them the ultimate symbol of wealth and status. Today, these breathtaking blooms are far more prevalent throughout the region, with the capital city of Amsterdam playing host to several tulip festivals and events throughout the year. Stroll the region’s famous canals and you’ll encounter countless colorful flower markets where you can pick up a bouquet for Mom as you explore this charming destination. 

water, exterior, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Where to Stay: Located in the UNESCO-listed city center, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam spans six 17th- and 18th-century palaces on the Herengracht Canal. Boasting a two Michelin-starred restaurant, Spectrum, and the indulgent Guerlain Spa, this grandeur retreat is the perfect place to pamper the special lady in your life complemented with personalized services signature to Waldorf Astoria. 

If Mom Fancies Jewelry: Explore Thailand’s Beautiful Nielloware

Thailand’s vibrant jewelry is renowned for its unique individuality. In Bangkok, you’ll find skilled craftsmen who produce ornate silver and gold jewelry featuring intricate designs. Floral patterns, Thai symbols, and motifs believed to bring good luck and prosperity are common themes found in these delicate wearables, made using a traditional Thai craft called Nielloware. These elaborate etchings in gold and silver, which are then filled with a black alloy of copper, silver, or lead to produce contrasting patterns, make for a striking keepsake from your Mother’s Day getaway to this charming place. 

Millennium Hilton Bangkok - ThreeSixty Rooftop Bar at night
Millennium Hilton Bangkok - ThreeSixty Rooftop Bar

Where to Stay: Located in the heart of the riverside district next to IconSiam shopping mall, Millennium Hilton Bangkok is minutes away from Bangkok's most iconic temples and historical sites. Here, Mom can enjoy unique dining experiences, an outdoor infinity pool, and a fitness center. 

If Mom Enjoys Wine: Savor the Rich Flavors of Argentinian Malbec 

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Is Mom a red wine enthusiast? Then whisk her away to Mendoza in the heart of Argentina's wine-growing region. The area is especially known for its robust, full-bodied Malbecs, which thrive in Mendoza’s high-altitude vineyards. Mom will also enjoy the area’s pleasant climate, which offers sunny days and cool nights that make optimal ripening conditions for the region’s grapes. Explore the scenic vineyards, learn about winemaking techniques, sample renowned wines, and perhaps bring home a few bottles that will allow you to keep savoring the memories of this amazing vacation. 

Hualta Hotel Mendoza, Curio Collection by Hilton - Winery
Hualta Hotel Mendoza, Curio Collection by Hilton

Where to Stay: Hualta Hotel Mendoza, Curio Collection by Hilton is ideally situated near shopping, city attractions, historic sites, and is located within a 30-minute drive from several wineries, making it the perfect place to base your stay. 

If Mom Appreciates Perfumes: Enjoy the Amazing Aromas of The French Riviera 

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The French Riviera is not only famous for its stunning coastline but also for its association with the perfume industry. Nestled in the region’s picturesque hillside, Grasse, often referred to as “the perfume capital of the world,” has been making perfume since the 16th century. Today, perfume tourism is a popular draw, with many visitors to the French Riviera eager to tour perfume factories to learn about the perfume-making process. For the ultimate experience, sign Mom up for a perfume-making workshop where she can create custom fragrances under the guidance of expert perfumers. 

Canopy by Hilton Cannes - Rooftop
Canopy by Hilton Cannes - Rooftop

Where to Stay: Overlooking the harbor and beaches of nearby Cannes, Canopy by Hilton Cannes is perfectly positioned to explore this glamorous destination. Here you can take in panoramic views from the rooftop bar before strolling the nearby art district and shopping streets. 

If Mom Treasures Tea: Experience a Luxurious Twist on Traditional Afternoon Tea in the U.K.  

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If Mom enjoys a daily cup of tea, treat her to a dream Mother’s Day getaway with a trip to London, where afternoon teas are a time-honored tradition. After a morning exploring famous sites like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, relax and indulge in a classic afternoon tea. Mom will feel like royalty while enjoying her favorite tea with a variety of delicious scones, sandwiches, cakes and more.

InfiniTEa - Afteroon Tea at Conrad London St James
InfiniTEA - Afteroon Tea at Conrad London St James

Where to Stay: Located in the former Queen Anne's Chambers, just steps away from iconic London sites, Conrad London St. James offers luxury services, thoughtful amenities, curated city excursions and restaurants featuring contemporary British cuisine.  

Perfect for a celebration, Conrad London St. James just launched a brand-new afternoon tea concept, ‘InfiniTEA’, offering a luxurious twist on traditional afternoon tea where everything is completely bottomless.  InfiniTEA promises an endless array of delectable sandwiches, sweet treats and scones. But that's not all - guests can revel in the opulence of free-flowing Champagne Bollinger, an exquisite optional addition to this already lavish affair. Get more information and make reservations here.