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Attending the New Jersey City University Graduation? Stay with us!

If you will be attending the New Jersey City University Graduation or other ceremonies in Newark, we have your overnight accommodations!

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Congratulations Class of 2015! If you are attending the New Jersey City University Graduation, William Paterson University Graduation or the other upcoming ceremonies at the Prudential Center, we welcome you to book your overnight stay with us.

The upcoming graduation ceremonies at the Prudential Center include:

  • New Jersey City University Graduation, Tuesday, May 12th at 9:00am
  • William Paterson University Graduation, Wednesday, May 13th at 9:00am
  • Essex County College Graduation, Friday, May 15th at 11:00am
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey Graduation, Friday, May 15th at 7:00pm
  • Yeshiva University Graduation, Sunday, May 17th at 12:00pm
  • Rutgers University Graduation, Monday, May 18th at 9:00am
  • Seton Hall University, Monday, May 18th, 5:00pm
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Graduation, Tuesday, May 19th at 9:00am
  • Stevens Institute of Technology Graduation, Wednesday, May 20th at 9:00am
  • Montclair State University Graduation, Wednesday, May 20th at 5:00pm
  • Kean University Graduation, Thursday, May 21st at 8:30am
  • Seton Hall University Law School Graduation, Friday, May 22nd at 10:00am
  • Paramus Catholic High School Graduation, Monday June 8th at 6:30pm

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is located near the Prudential Center to ensure a convenient travel for you and your family. Browse our current hotel offers and rest in our cozy accommodations after your ceremony. 

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Celebrate Mom aboard one of these New York & New Jersey Mother’s Day Cruises!

Treat Mom to a special day out on the water! Check out the New York & New Jersey Mother’s Day Cruises, just minutes from our hotel.

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Searching for the best Mother’s Day gift ideas? Mom will love these New York & New Jersey Mother’s Day Cruises. Enjoy a delicious buffet, interactive DJ entertainment, dancing and incredible views of the NYC skyline.

Mother’s Day Cruises departing from Chelsea Piers, NY:

Early Brunch on Sunday, May 10, 2015

  • Departing from Chelsea Piers
  • Buffet-style Brunch Menu
  • Board: 9:30am | Cruise: 10:00am - Noon
  • Price: from $61.90 per adult | $37.95 per child age 3-12*
  • Compimentary juice and soda throughout the cruise
  • Mothers receive a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa (must be 21 or older)

Afternoon Brunch on Sunday, May 10, 2015

  • Departing from Chelsea Piers
  • Buffet-style Brunch Menu
  • Board: 2:00pm | Cruise: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Price: from $64.90 per adult | $38.95 per child age 3-12*
  • Compimentary juice and soda throughout the cruise
  • Mothers receive a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa (must be 21 or older)

Dinner on Sunday, May 10, 2015

  • Departing from Chelsea Piers
  • Buffet-style Dinner Menu
  • Board: 7:00pm | Cruise: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Price: from $92.90 per person*

Mother’s Day Cruises departing from Lincoln Harbor, NJ:

Brunch on Sunday, May 10, 2015

  • Departing from Lincoln Harbor
  • Buffet-style Brunch Menu
  • Board: 11:30am | Cruise: Noon - 2:00pm
  • Price: from $61.90 per adult | $37.95 per child age 3-12*
  • Complimentary juice and soda throughout the cruise
  • Mothers receive a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa (must be 21 or older)

Early Dinner on Sunday, May 10, 2015

  • Departing from Lincoln Harbor
  • Buffet-style Dinner Menu
  • Board: 5:00pm | Cruise: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Price: from $69.90 per adult | $41.95 per child age 3-12*

*Prices do not include taxes, fuel surcharge fees or administrative fees. The administrative fee does not represent a tip or gratuity for our service staff and is used to cover certain direct cruise costs. Click here to learn more about the Mother’s Day events in NY & NJ.

Our Pampered in Pink hotel package is the perfect way to treat Mom! Plan your visit today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Start Earning your Stash Hotel Rewards at our Hotel in NJ - A One-Of-A-Kind Loyalty Program for Travelers!

Start Earning Points - Book our Stash Hotel Rewards Package.

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Have you heard of Stash Hotel Rewards? It’s a one-of-a-kind loyalty program for travelers! Use the stash set to discover some of the best independent hotels in the county, over 150 hotels in 100 cities! With our Stash Hotel Rewards Package in NJ, you can earn additional stash points at check-out!

Here’s how it works. Book our Stash Hotel Rewards Package and earn 2,500 additional stash points when you sign up for the rewards card at check-in! It’s free and easy to use and since they’re your points, you can use them however you want!

To learn more about Stash Hotel Rewards, click here.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is located in West Orange, NJ. We are just minutes away from the hottest events at the Prudential Center and convenient for those guests hoping to make a day trip into NYC. Learn more about our hotel and cozy accommodations on The Wilshire Grand Hotel website.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Check out the Upcoming Events at the Prudential Center!

From Country to UFC, there’s a variety of events to enjoy this spring. Don’t miss the upcoming events at the Prudential Center.

Whether you are a country fan, avid watcher of UFC or simply looking for an event to enjoy while in town, you’ll love the upcoming events at the Prudential Center this spring. Check out our list below and plan your stay with us today.

19825_10153217012399932_3427293423955304128_nThe 2015 spring events at the Prudential Center include:

  • UFC Fight Night, Saturday, April 18th at 4:00pm
  • Eric Church “The Outsiders World Tour,” Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30pm
  • McDonald’s® Gospelfest® 2015, Saturday, May 9th at 3:00pm
  • WBLS Mother’s Day Celebration Maze ft. Frankie Beverly & Toni, Sunday, May 10th at 7:00pm
  • Nitro Circus Live, Thursday, May 14th at 7:30pm
  • Ed Sheeran, Saturday, May 30th at 7:30pm
  • Plus more!

For a complete list of events, click here.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is conveniently located just minutes from the Prudential Center. Browse our current hotel offers and plan your stay today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Easter Cruises in New York and New Jersey - Kids Cruise Free!

Looking for places to celebrate Easter Sunday in our area? Hop aboard these Easter Sunday Cruises in New York and New Jersey.

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Family fun awaits you aboard the Spirit of New Jersey and Spirit of New York Easter Sunday cruises. Hop aboard and enjoy a delicious buffet, DJ entertainment, dancing and unbeatable views of the NYC skyline. Plus, kids cruise free! If you’ll be spending the holiday in our area, you definitely don’t want to miss out on these Easter Cruises in New York and New Jersey.

Easter Cruises departing from Chelsea Piers, NY:

Easter Brunch, Sunday, April 5, 2015

Special appearance by the Easter Bunny
Menu: Lunch Buffet Menu with additional kid-friendly options
Board: 11:30am | Cruise: Noon - 2:00pm
Price: from $61.90 per adult | $37.95 per child age 3-12*

Easter Dinner, Sunday, April 5, 2015

Menu: Dinner Buffet Menu
Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Price: from $92.90 per person*

Easter Cruises departing from Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey:

Easter Brunch, Sunday, April 5, 2015

Special appearance by the Easter Bunny
Menu: Lunch Buffet Menu with additional kid-friendly options
Board: 11:30am | Cruise: Noon - 2:00pm
Price: from $61.90 per adult | $37.95 per child age 3-12*


*Prices do not include taxes, fuel surcharge fees or administrative fees.The administrative fee does not represent a tip or gratuity for our service staff and is used to cover certain direct cruise costs. 

Terms and conditions apply. Click here to learn more.

If you are searching for a hotel in New Jersey for the Easter holiday, we welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


The Easter Bunny Express returns to Whippany Railway Museum!

Hop Aboard! The 23rd Annual Easter Bunny Express at Whippany Railway Museum is ready to depart the station.

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After this harsh winter in NJ, we are all looking forward to the sunshine and exciting events that spring always brings to our area. If looking for ways to celebrate Easter with kids, hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express at Whippany Railway Museum and enjoy a 45-minute roundtrip ride along the Morristown & Erie Railway’s historic Whippanong Trail.

The 2015 Annual Easter Bunny Express will depart the Whippany station on:

Saturday, March 28th
Sunday, March 29th
Saturday, April 4th

at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

All trains run rain, snow or shine!

Fares

Infants On Laps, One-year of age and under : FREE 
Children (Under 12): $9 
Adults (Age 12+): $14

Jersey Coast Club car are $3 each additional.

Once hopping aboard the Springtime Streamliner, you and your family will e joy the comfort of heated passenger coaches as the crew hands out special holiday treats for the kids. Make sure to bring your camera, as the Easter Bunny will be visiting each child.

Celebrate the spring season and enjoy the 10-mile round trip excursion that is fun for all ages! Click here to learn more about this year’s Easter event in NJ.

If traveling far, we welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. Don't forget to browse our current hotel deals!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Stevie Wonder “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour will play in NJ this April!

Due to popular demand, Stevie Wonder “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour will play in NJ on April 14th.

Stevie Wonder has announced an extended run of dates for his 2015 “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour. The critically-acclaimed performance will be making a stop at the Prudential Center on April 14, 2015. Plan your stay to see Stevie Wonder in NJ! Tickets are on sale now.

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Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 8:00pm, doors open at 7:00pm
Ticket prices: $165, $149.50, $89.50, $49.50
Tickets on sale now!

The must-see event at the Prudential Center is produced by Wonder Productions and Live Nation and promoted by Live Nation. Don’t miss Stevie Wonder in NJ and plan your stay with us today.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is conveniently located near the Prudential Center event this April. We welcome all fans to book their stay with us! Don’t forget to browse our current hotel packages before your stay.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


The Wilshire Grand Hotel welcomes 100,000 guest!

We were happy to welcome our 100,000 guest at the Wilshire Grand Hotel this February.

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With the help of Hip New Jersey, we patiently awaited the arrival of Jordan from Alabama, who was welcomed to the Wilshire Grand Hotel as our 100,000 guest on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

The entire evening was memorable and a great memory we will cherish at our hotel in NJ. We wanted to share a few of the photos from the exciting event. We are very grateful for all of our valued guests and we greatly appreciate your continued loyalty to our West Orange hotel.


If you are visiting our NJ area and looking for hotels, we welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Our Pampered in Pink hotel deal is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Come check out our cozy and affordable accommodations in NJ. We would love to welcome you to our property.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey® presents Circus XTREME at the Prudential Center!

Gather the family and don’t miss Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey® at the Prudential Center.

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If you are searching for the perfect night out with your family, check out Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey® at the Prudential Center, which will take place March 12-15, 2015. If traveling far, the Wilshire Grand Hotel is conveniently located near all of the events at the Prudential Center.

The family-friendly event in Newark, NJ promises XTREME fun for the entire family. There will be circus spectacles that you’ve never seen before, extra-ordinary circus artists and magnificent exotic animals.

Dates & Times for the 2015 Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey event:

Thursday, March 12th at 7:00pm
Friday, March 13th at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 14th at 11:00am
Saturday, March 14th at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 14th at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 15th at 1:00pm
Sunday, March 15th at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices: $15-$125. Prices vary by performance.

Purchase your tickets today and enjoy a night out with your family! Browse our current hotel deals on our website.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Looking for Date Night Ideas in NJ? Check out the Valentine’s Day Weekend Cruises in NJ & NY!

Hop aboard one of the Valentine’s Day Weekend Cruises in NJ & NY. It’s a perfect date night idea in our NJ area.

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If searching for date night ideas in NJ, don’t miss out on the Valentine’s Day Weekend Cruises in New York & New Jersey. Enjoy an evening of dancing and dining with the New York City skyline as your backdrop. It’s the perfect destination for your Valentine’s Day getaway in our NJ area.

Cruises departing from Chelsea Piers, NY:

Spirit of NY Valentine’s Dinner on Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Departing from: Chelsea Piers
  • Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price: from $99.90 per person*
  • Includes a rose for each couple and a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older
  • Enhance your experience with Spirit's Gold or Platinum Package

Spirit of NY Valentine’s Day Lunch on Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Departing from: Chelsea Piers
  • Board: 11:30am | Cruise: Noon - 2:00pm
  • Price: from $51.90 per adult*
  • Includes a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older

Spirit of NY Early Valentine’s Day Dinner on Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Departing from: Chelsea Piers
  • Board: 2:45pm | Cruise: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Price: from $89.90 per person*
  • Includes a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older

Spirit of NY Valentine’s Day Dinner on Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Departing from: Chelsea Piers
  • Board: 7:30pm | Cruise: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price: from $129.90 per person*
  • Includes a rose for each couple and a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older
  • Enhance your experience with Spirit's Gold or Platinum Package

Cruises departing from Lincoln Harbor, NJ:

Spirit of NJ Valentine’s Dinner on Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Departing from: Lincoln Harbor
  • Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price: from $89.90 per person*
  • Includes a rose for each couple and a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older
  • Enhance your experience with Spirit's Gold or Platinum Package

Spirit of NJ Valentine's Day Dinner on Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Departing from: Lincoln Harbor
  • Board: 7:30pm | Cruise: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price: from $119.90 per person*
  • Includes a rose for each couple and a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older
  • Enhance your experience with Spirit's Gold or Platinum Package

If planning to attend one of the Valentine's Day Weekend Cruises, we are offering a great hotel package for your Valentine’s Day visit. Click here to learn about our Pampered in Pink hotel offer and plan your stay with us today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ