Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Langham Hotel is set to host The Grandest Mother`s Day Afternoon Tea in the Land, prepared by Chef Volker Marecek, the man who got grumpy last week at all the NZ Masterchef contestants!

The Langham, Auckland has proclaimed that mothers will reign supreme at their grand Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea being held next Sunday 8th May.

The five-star hotel, in partnership with MiNDFOOD magazine is hosting an afternoon of civilised frivolity with an afternoon tea banquet that will stretch as far as the eye can see – well at least down the length of The Great Room! Michael McHugh, the Editor–in-Chief of MiNDFOOD will be the Master of Ceremonies and Rachel Smalley, TV3’s Firstline presenter, will be speaking about what it means to be a mum in 2011. The Langham’s official charity The Hearing House, which helps children to hear and speak, will benefit from the proceeds of the event.

The spectacular afternoon tea will be a combination of the hotel’s Signature, Royale and Chocolate Afternoon Teas and will feature live cooking stations with chefs creating delectable treats in front of guests.  The Langham’s Executive Chef Volker Marecek (pictured), who is a familiar face due to MasterChef New Zealand, is already working hard to create culinary delights – with a few royal touches to ensure every mother is made to feel extra special.

There will also be 10 hair and beauty stands for guests to receive complimentary mini makeovers and advice courtesy of Estée Lauder, Schwarzkopf and Morgan and Morgan hair salon. A jazz quartet will perform throughout the afternoon and there will also be live entertainment with a fairy princess in attendance for the children and of course a handsome prince – for the mothers!

In addition there will be a range of gorgeous spot prizes drawn throughout the event and a luxury goody bag will be given to each guest on departure. The event runs from 1.30pm – 4pm.

Tickets are $65 per person which includes a $10 donation to The Hearing House www.hearinghouse.co.nz  as the hotel’s charity of choice.  Children aged 5-12 years are half price and under 5 year olds are free. Bookings are essential and can be made on: 09 300 2809 or [email protected] or refer: www.langhamhotels.co.nz

The Langham’s luxurious Chuan Spa also has a delightful Mother’s Day offer with its Chuan Mama package:
Chuan Mama – Chuan Spa Mother’s Day Special
Delight your mother with a blissful Mother’s Day treat that includes a Thalgo Algomega Facial or Oxygen Facial followed by a luxurious back, neck and shoulder massage.
This facial is the perfect winter pampering facial as it is both nourishing and comforting. It incorporates a mask that offers soothing warmth with bio-marine extracts which will help those with dry and very dry skins who are looking for nourishment and repair. Suppleness, softness and the restoration of the skin’s auto defence mechanisms will be the main results from this treatment.
Those enjoying Chuan Mama will also be served a delicious chocolate treat at the conclusion of their treatment.
In addition, purchase a course of three or more Algomega or Oxygen facials and mum will go in the draw to win one of two beautiful Thalgo gift packs valued at $400. Book any course of four Thalgo Warm Mask Treatments (Algomega or Oxygen) and receive a gift of either a Melt Away Mask $90 (Algomega range) or Cryodetox Mask $81.90(Oxygen range).
The Chuan Mama treatment is available up until Monday 9 May 2010. The treatment is 75 minutes and costs $160. Bookings are essential and can be made at [email protected] or
Tel: 09 300 2960 or www.chuanspa.co.nz
Gift vouchers
Gift vouchers for all experience at The Langham are available for purchase for Mother’s Day and can be placed by contacting: [email protected] or tel: 09 300 2809 www.langhamhotels.co.nz 
Rachel Smalley
TV3’s Firstline presenter, Rachel Smalley is the guest speaker. Whilst she still considers herself ‘a new mum’, Finn has just turned two. Rachel is negotiating her way through all the delights and dramas that mothering a toddler can engender.  The birth of Finn was a life-changing event on many fronts for Rachel, not least because it brought her closer to her own mother and left her in awe of what her mother and her grandmother achieved themselves as parents.
The Hearing House – The Langham’s official charity for 2011
The Hearing House started in 1998 after parents and cochlear implant surgeons recognised that children who had received a cochlear implant were not learning to listen and speak like their hearing peers. While an implant enables a child to access sound, it cannot teach the child what this sound means. A child who has missed out on months or even years of language development before receiving the implant needs expert guidance to catch up. The Hearing House provides specialised Auditory-Verbal Therapy to teach deaf children who have cochlear implants or hearing aids how to listen and speak naturally, and relies on charitable donations to provide this therapy free of charge to all deaf children and their families.

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