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03/11/2014

Take the Family to see Stars on Ice at the Prudential Center!

Stars on Ice at the Prudential Center

The U.S. Olympic Bronze Medal Figure Skating Team is coming to Newark, NJ for Stars on Ice at the Prudential Center. Tickets are now on sale! Don’t miss this exciting spring event taking place just minutes from us in NJ.

USA’s golden couple Meryl Davis and Charlie White along with their bronze medal teammates will headline the 2014 cast of the Emmy-award winning Stars on Ice® at the Prudential Center on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 7:00pm. This will be the first time ever the U.S. Olympic figure skating team will headline the annual nationwide tour!

In addition to Gold medalists Davis and White, two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner, 2014 U.S. champion Gracie Gold, four-time and reigning U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott, 2014 U.S. silver medalist Jason Brown, and two-time reigning U.S. pair champions Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir will join the Stars on Ice 2014 Tour at the Prudential Center.

Doors will open at 6:00pm. Ticket Prices: $129.75, $79.75, $49.75, $29.75. Learn more about the 2014 Stars on Ice Tour in Newark by visiting the Prudential Center website.

If traveling to our area for Stars on Ice at the Prudential Center and looking for overnight accommodations, we invite you to plan your stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. Visit our website and book your stay today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

02/18/2014

Check out these St. Patrick’s Day Parades in NJ!

St. Patrick's Day Parades in NJ

At The Wilshire Grand Hotel, we are looking forward to the St. Patrick’s Day parades near us in NJ! If you are planning to visit us this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, you can enjoy two great St. Patrick’s Day parades taking place just minutes from our hotel in West Orange, NJ.

Make your calendar! The 79th Annual Newark Parade is on March 14, 2014 and the 63rd West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on Sunday, March 16, 2014.

The Newark Parade is NJ’s First and Finest Parade!

Keep the Tradition alive on March 14, 2014 and join the many visitors and residents who will come out to witness this historic St. Patrick’s Day event in NJ. The festivities will kick off at 1:00pm and feature the 2nd Annual High School Band Competition, which will be sponsored by USBands and The Star Ledger.

Click here for more information regarding the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Newark.

The 63rd West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This St. Patrick’s Day parade is taking place on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 12:15pm. Don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day festivities on Main Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue in West Orange, NJ. Grand Stands will be located on Main Street across from Community House and in front of Dugnan House.

Click here for more information regarding the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in North Jersey and plan your stay today. We hope to see you this St. Patrick’s Day weekend in NJ!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

02/11/2014

The Original Vince Lombardi Trophy is on display at the Newark Museum!

Newark Museum

The Super Bowl in NJ may be over but residents and visitors can still view the original Vince Lombardi Trophy at this incredible winter exhibit at the Newark Museum!

Did you know that the Vince Lombardi Trophy was first handcrafted in Newark in 1967 at Tiffany & Co.’s silver factory? In honor of Super Bowl XLVIII, which was played in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, the Newark Museum is displaying the original Vince Lombardi Trophy, now though March 30, 2014.

The original Vince Lombardi Trophy is no doubt one of the most recognizable of the objects produced by Tiffany & Co. Visit the Newark Museum this winter to view the original trophy won by the Green Bay Packers along with more than 100 objects documenting the rise of the city’s gold and silver industry.

Learn about how the City of Newark was the center of the precious metal industry in our country and home to many famed jewelry goldsmiths and silversmiths. Visit the City of Silver and Gold from Tiffany to Cartier featuring the original Vince Lombardi Trophy during your next visit to NJ. We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibit in Northern NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

01/28/2014

Gather the family and don’t miss the Harlem Globetrotters at the Prudential Center!

Harlem Globetrotters at the Prudential Center

It’s a slam-dunk! The Harlem Globetrotters are performing at the Prudential Center this February! Gather the family, plan your trip to NJ and don’t miss the biggest family show in America.

Harlem Globetrotters at the Prudential Center
Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm
Ticket Prices: $189.75, $109.75, $64.75, $47.75, $37.75, $29.75, $21.75
Tickets on sale now.

The Harlem Globetrotters will be taking the court in a whole new show, “Fans Rule.” The Harlem Globetrotters show in NJ will let fans decide which new rule they’ll add to the game such as 6 on 5 or the Trick Shot Challenge.

Click here for more details, as well learn about a once-in-a-lifetime experience before the game.

The Harlem Globetrotters show at the Prudential Center promises hours of endless fun for any age! If searching for the best family events in NJ, don’t miss the Harlem Globetrotters this February.

Extend your family getaway at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. Our hotel is ideally located near the Prudential Center and our spacious accommodations promise a comfortable night’s rest for you and your family. Visit our website to learn more and plan your stay today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

01/21/2014

Planning a Valentine’s Day Getaway? Book our Pampered in Pink Hotel Package in NJ!

Searching for the best Valentine’s Day hotel packages in NJ? Pamper your loved one this February with our Pampered in Pink hotel deal at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Valentine's Day Hotel Packages in NJWith our package, you will receive:

  • Superior King Room accommodations
  • Bottle of chilled pink Champagne with Chocolate kisses and Arrangement of fresh pink flowers delivered to your room
  • Dinner for two at Primavera Restaurant (122.00 Value)
  • 2:00pm late check out

Reconnect with your loved one and plan the ultimate romantic getaway for two, right here in NJ. Settle into our spacious king-sized accommodations before enjoying fine dining in our Primavera Restaurant.

Our central location in West Orange, NJ is just minutes from the best attractions in NJ and only a train ride away from all of the romantic spots in NYC. However you choose to celebrate your Valentine’s Day getaway, take advantage of our hotel package in NJ and let us provide the perfect romantic setting for your getaway.

Click here to learn more about our hotel deals and specials in NJ.

01/07/2014

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Music of the Beatles: Classical Mystery Tour!

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Classical Mystery TourThe New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is paying a tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles and if you’re a fan of the band, you won’t want to miss out on the musical event this winter in Newark, NJ. If staying at our hotel and looking for things to do in our NJ area or searching for the perfect early Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other, check out this event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) presents Music of the Beatles: Classical Mystery Tour
February 8, 2014 at 8:00pm
Prudential Hall

The evening will be jam-packed with your favorite songs from The Beatles, performed just as they were written. Listen to the familiar sounds of “Penny Lane” accompanied by a live trumpet section and head “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet. To learn more about the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra - Music of the Beatles: Classical Mystery Tour, click here.

At The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we are conveniently located near the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. We invite you to plan your stay with us this February and enjoy a convenient travel to and from the NJ attraction.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

12/31/2013

Wishing you Health and Happiness in the New Year!

All of us here at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ wish you a very happy and prosperous 2014! We hope your New Year is filled with joy, love and happiness.

Wilshire Grand

If you'll be hosting a New Year's Eve party and looking for last minute ideas, don't forget to check out our previous blog post for Creative Tips for Planning the Perfect New Year's Eve Cocktail Party. If celebrating New Year's Eve in NJ, don't miss Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo, taking place now through New Year's Day in West Orange, NJ.

Unwind in our cozy accommodations and start the year off right at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Visit our website for our rates and availability.

Safe travels to all this holiday season.

12/24/2013

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season from The Wilshire Grand!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.  We hope you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season with your loved ones.

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If you'll be visiting the West Orange area, don't forget to check out Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo. The holiday event in NJ is perfect for any visitor looking for the best holiday events in Northern NJ. For important information regarding the holiday attraction, click here.

If looking for overnight hotel accommodations in NJ, we invite you and your family to book your holiday visit with us.

Visit our website to learn more.

12/17/2013

Attending a Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball Home Game? Stay with us!

Seton Hall Home Games

No matter the color of your jersey, all sports fan can agree on one thing: nothing beats a live sporting event. Whether you’re heading to the Prudential Center to cheer on the New Jersey Devils or Seton Hall Pirates it’s always exciting to offer our guests a convenient location to and from all of the live action at the NJ sports arena.

The 2013-14 Seton Hall Pirates basketball season is underway and if you’re a parent, family member or friend of a Seton Hall athlete or one of our valued guests looking for the best winter events in our area, a Seton Hall home game is a great choice this season. The upcoming Seton Hall home games include:

  • Seton Hall vs. Eastern Washington on Sunday, December 22, 2013
  • Seton Hall vs. Creighton on Saturday, January 4, 2014
  • Seton Hall vs. Villanova on Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  • Seton Hall vs. DePaul on Saturday, January 25, 2014
  • Seton Hall vs. Butler on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Click here for a complete list of the 2013-14 Seton Hall Pirates Basketball Schedule.

Looking for the perfect hotel near the Prudential Center? We have your overnight accommodations right here in West Orange. Visit our website and book today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

12/10/2013

Creative Tips for Planning the Perfect New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party!

Create the ultimate celebration with these creative tips for planning the perfect New Year’s Eve cocktail party.

Creative Tips for Planning the Perfect New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party

Host a party that will impress your guests so much, they’ll be talking about it well into the New Year. Adding flair and colors that pop can turn any ordinary celebration into the party of the year. Follow these creative tips for planning the perfect New Year’s Eve cocktail party and you’ll feel like you’ve turned into Martha Stewart over night.

How do you plan the perfect New Year’s Eve party? You’ll have to begin, as you do with any party, by establishing the dress code. Your decorations should always mirror your guest’s attire. Are you planning an elaborate, black tie occasion or a casual and cozy evening?

If guests are dressed to the nine, then consider colors such as gold and silver with a touch of sparkle. Glitter can go along way, especially on New Year’s Eve and there are always ways to make it look chic and sophisticated. You can find many DIY tutorials on how to add glitter to champagne bottles. They will be the focal point of the table! Think small portions of food such as appetizers guests can pick up and eat with just a napkin. You want your guests to be able to mingle without the worry of spilling something on their clothes.

If opting for a more cozy and casual evening with friends, you can still make your table pop with candles, balloons and banners. Keep the drinks and food simple by setting up a bar so guests can help themselves. When hosting an intimate New Year’s Eve cocktail party, playing a game with your guests is a great way to break the ice and get everyone talking! Think of a few games you can break out before the clock strikes midnight.

What’s a New Year’s Eve party without the champagne toast at midnight? If planning a small New Year’s Eve cocktail party, consider buying plastic champagne flutes and writing the name of each guest on each one, including the date. They will not only feel extra special during the toast but they can also leave with a party favor to cherish.

Do you have creative tips for planning the perfect New Year’s Eve cocktail party? If you’re in NJ, we hope you’ll take a moment to check out our elegant party venues at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. We would love to help you plan the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration for you and your guests this year.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

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