La Oferta

May 23, 2024

Alluring Grand Celebrations of Mother’s Day 

By Lina Broydo

Founded in 1908 by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia,  Mother’s Day was given federal recognition in a signed proclamation in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson announcing Mother’s Day as a national holiday that was to be celebrated on the second Sunday in May – a date that holds true to this year’s day of May 12 and is honoring motherhood and family life throughout the United States. Whether you plan to send flowers (and the most popular flowers to give for Mother’s Day are carnations, followed by roses, hydrangeas, sunflowers and tulips) they will symbolize your sign of love, appreciation and beauty.

One thing is for sure: your Mama deserves the best and with the creative and delicious assistance of the Bay Area Grand Hotels her dream and yours will come true.

Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco 

An Elegant Mother’s Day Brunch At Top of the Mark 

Perched atop the elegant InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, your Mom and her family will enjoy a lavish Mother’s Day brunch featuring a delectable buffet, unlimited bubbly and Bellinis, live piano music, and stunning panoramic views of the City, Bay and beyond. This fun-for-the-family feast includes buffet stations overflowing with delicacies such as Carvings of Slow Roasted Angus Prime Rib Au Jus with Horseradish Cream and Cedar Plank Salmon. Chef’s Specials feature Grilled Chicken in a Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce, Blackened Shrimp with Sweet Corn Hash, Roasted Lamb Loin with Chimichurri, and more.

There will be a and Nob Hill Breakfast Station, with made-to-order Omelets, a North Beach Station with Cheeses and Charcuterie, a Fisherman’s Wharf Station featuring Local Oysters, Dungeness Crab, and Assorted Caviars with traditional accompaniments, a Dim Sum Station, an assortment of Salads and Soups, and many more treats on offer. Sweets for the sweet include a make-your-own Pavlova station (starting at 1:30 PM) and an assortment of desserts from the Mark Hopkins Pastry Kitchen. Wow! This sounds like something I want my kids to treat me to! Can you hear me, Mark and Leora? 



Top of the Mark at InterContinental Mark Hopkins SF

999 California Street

Seatings: 4 seatings at 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

Price: $189 per adult, $70 per child (ages 4-12), children under 4 free

Bring your camera to capture the Photo-Op with Mom by the decorated with fresh flowers wall setting located in the hotel’s lobby. 


The Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco 

A Flower-Filled Celebration for Mother’s Day Featuring Thousands of Florals, Elegant High Tea Experience on the 32nd floor Overlooking the City Skyline

Your Mom and her guests are invited to immerse themselves in a floral wonderland in the Tower Lobby, curated by Bay Area Florist Edgar Martinez. Marvel at beautiful displays of fresh and silk flowers, complemented by blossoming cherry trees. Capture precious family moments against a vibrant floral wall adorned with pops of pink, purple, and yellow. Don’t forget to bring your favorite camera to make your Mom smile. With the assistance of Diosa Blooms, a local women-owned floral business, moms can craft their own fresh bouquet to take home, while children will receive handcrafted floral crowns.

The High Tea High Above The City Continuing the Mother’s Day festivities, a High Tea Experience will take place on the breathtaking 32nd floor hospitality suite from 1 to 3 p.m. As guests partake in an exquisite tea service accompanied by live music, they’ll be treated to sweeping views of iconic landmarks such as the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower, and the glittering waters of the San Francisco Bay. The tea service offers a selection of fine artisan teas from Mighty Leaf Tea, accompanied by delectable tea sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, and seasonal berries served with Devonshire-blend cream, preserves, and assorted petit fours.



The Westin St. Francis Hotel at Union Square

Price: Adult tickets at $145 and includes a glass of champagne; Children ages 2-16 can join for $95. Children under 2 are complementary.


Happy Mother’s Day!

P.S. From my personal experience:  if you plan to travel next year to England, where they celebrate Mother’s Day on March 30, 2025, enjoy an absolute must!

Afternoon Tea Experience in the stunning town of Bath’s at “The Pump Room” located in the historical Roman Bath Spa. Its beautiful surroundings and delicious treats will make it an extra special memorable celebration for your Mom. A train ride from London will get you there….   (but plan in advance!)