Celebrate Family and Traditions this Mother’s Day at The DrakeThe Drake Hotel presents a spectacular day for your mother on May 12, 2013 with our annual brunch. The traditional brunch offers three seatings at 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. The whole family, especially your mother, will beam with joy at the elegant spread of sumptuous offerings. "As a mother I realize how precious time with my children is,” explains Ann O'Riordan, Director of Catering at The Drake Hotel. “Being in a setting like The Drake, mothers are able to spend this quality time with their children of any age, be it in the special children’s room full of games or relaxing and conversing over brunch.” On the brunch menu is a dazzling array of lavish culinary offerings including a multitude of hot and cold entrées. Among the selections are carving stations, a domestic caviar bar, and breakfast favorites such as made-to-order omelets and French toast. Sophisticated dessert displays showcase seasonally inspired cakes, pies, pastries and sweets. While dining, guests will enjoy live music provided by the Eric Schneider Jazz Trio. The adjacent Drake Room will be transformed into a children's room to include entertainment such as face painting, a caricature artist, cookie decorating to name a few. Reservations can be made by calling 312 787 2200 or online at OpenTable.com. Costs are $120 per person, $50 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 (all prices are exclusive of taxes and gratuity). In addition, valet parking will be offered for $13 to brunch guests for up to three hours. Also on May 12, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., a special Mother’s Day afternoon tea will be offered in Palm Court. The afternoon tea, $38 for adults and $20 for children under 12, will include a live harpist, a beauty bar courtesy of Mario Tricoci, a fashion show in addition to the famous tea service. What better way to celebrate your mother than at the historic Drake Hotel? For those who wish to gift their mothers with the extraordinary tea or dining experience any time of the year, gift cards are also available. Media can access additional information about The Drake Hotel at news.hilton.com/drake.