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Come and Delight in Fine Italian Dining in West Orange New Jersey

Primavera Ristorante Is an Absolute Must-Try for fine Italian dining in West Orange New Jersey.

  Fine Italian Dining in West Orange New Jersey
There is a certain thrill to discovering new things– particularly a new favorite restaurant. We invite you join us for fine Italian dining in West Orange New Jersey at Primavera Ristorante.

At Primavera Ristorante, located inside the Wilshire Grand, guests can look forward to knowledgeable and professional staff that will ensure that your dining experience is one to remember. Featuring an extensive menu which showcases a fantastic selection of some seriously traditional Italian delights, Primavera has no shortage of choices to satisfy even the most discriminating palate. The restaurant’s private dining room is the ideal venue for social and corporate events of any size – whether you want an intimate dinner with your closest friends or a business meal with associates, we can help you customize the event to meet your unique requirements.

Primavera Menus

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ not only offers fine Italian cuisine in West Orange, but our accommodations and amenities ensure you will enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay with us. Our guests can look forward to a complimentary breakfast every day, complimentary Wi-Fi and even complimentary shuttle service to anywhere within a 5-mile radius. 

Until next week, 

The Wilshire Grand Hote, NJ 


Book Your Spring Getaway in New Jersey

There are plenty of Easter events in NJ to look forward to.

Spring getaway in New Jersey
With spring break just around the corner, you may be wondering what to do with the family. A tropical island trip may not be within your budget, or you may not be keen to fly with the kids. So why not book a spring getaway in New Jersey!

This year there are set to be many fun Easter events in NJ. Visitors will be able to look forward to the likes of Easter Bunny breakfasts, Easter egg hunts, train rides with the Easter Bunny, picnics, brunch cruises and more.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly spring break hotel near NYC, then look no further than The Wilshire Grand Hotel NJ. We offer great budget-friendly packages to ensure your spring break doesn’t break the bank.

The Advanced Planner Package
Plan your trip in advance and enjoy:
● Complimentary parking
● A glass of champagne at check in
● Complimentary WIFI
● Complimentary breakfast during your stay

Parents Delights Package
Bring the whole family for an exciting spring break in New Jersey and enjoy:
● Complimentary parking
● A glass of champagne on arrival
● Complimentary breakfast during your stay
● Complimentary WIFI
● A suite upgrade, depending on availability
● Early check in and a late check out, depending on availability
● A shuttle service to and from Verona Park
● Two tickets to the Turtleback Zoo

Come and enjoy top-class service and ample amenities as well as luxury accommodation this spring break at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. We offer all the comforts of home matched with the luxury of a hotel stay.


Plenty of Easter Events in NJ to Look Forward To

Easter bunnies, trains and cruises: Easter Events in NJ are certainly eclectic!

of Easter Events in NJ


If you’re coming to the east coast this spring, make sure you check out these fun Easter events in NJ.

The Annual Easter Bunny Express
The 24th Easter Bunny Express will be taking place at the Whippany Railway Museum on March 19, 20 and 26. It’s the perfect excuse to celebrate the beginning of Spring on an Easter train ride through the northern areas of New Jersey. During the 45-minute trip, the Easter Bunny and a few helpers will be on board to keep you entertained. The train departs from the museum in Morris County and travelers will get to enjoy heated coaches and a comfortable ride. The rides tend to sell out early, so it’s a good idea to book your tickets well in advance.

Take an Easter Brunch Cruise
Why not do something different this Easter and hop aboard Spirit Cruises for a delectable brunch buffet, complete with DJ and dancing while you take in the incredible NYC skyline. The entire family is sure to enjoy Easter on the water. There are two cruises: Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise, 27 March departing from Chelsea Piers, New York or Lincoln Harbor. The cruise includes a visit from the Easter Bunny and a brunch buffet menu complete with food options for the kids.

Book your Easter weekend stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, New Jersey and delight in top quality service and a full house of amenities to ensure your stay is comfortable.

Until next time,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Plan a NJ Theater Destination Visit

Upcoming South Orange Performing Arts Center Events. 

NJ Theatre Destination

If you love theater, it’s time to plan a NJ theatre destination trip. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, SOPAC, is a regional destination for world-class music, dance, comedy, theater and visual arts in an intimate and modern setting.

There’s always incredible South Orange Performing Arts Center events on and if you’re coming to New Jersey in February, you’re in for a treat. Just some of the shows include:

An Evening with Graham Nash, February 20, 8PM
This legendary singer-songwriter promises guests an evening of incredible musical entertainment. Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as well as being inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. This Grammy Award-winning artist promises and evening of unforgettable entertainment.

Jazz in the Loft, February 21, 7PM
Tommy Campbell grew up completed immersed in a musical environment. Campbell performed with Dizzy Gillespie in the late 1970s through to the 1990s and has been inspired a variety of legendary drummers. This talented jazz artist has performed with a myriad of well-known artists, from John McLaughlin to Jimmy Smith and more. Join us him for a night of exciting, authentic drumming and a whole new generation of Jazz entertainment.

Peter Yarrow and John Gorka, February 26, 8PM
This performance promises guests a double-bill, featuring 1990s singer-songwriter, John Gorka who was popular on the folk music scene, along with legendary 1960s trio member, Peter Yarrow. 

For a full listing of upcoming events beyond February, visit the event website

If you’re coming to NJ for great theatrical entertainment, remember to book your stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. We are located close to the South Orange Performing Arts Center and offer guests exemplary service and a range of convenient amenities to ensure you enjoy your stay with us.

Until next week, 

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

 


Fun St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in NJ

Erin Go Braugh! Enjoy family-friendly fun at St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in NJ.

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in NJ

St. Patrick’s Day – where everyone is Irish! Why not enjoy some festive St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in NJ this year? You may not find a four leaf clover but you will enjoy amazing entertainment, festive music, and parades at a weekend full of fun!

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in NJ are set to be fun for the whole family. The 65th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in West Orange takes place on March 13, 2016 and includes a host of events throughout the day. You can start off with morning mass at 9am, followed by the parade at 12:15. The route starts at the corners of Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Main Street and will run along Main Street. There will be grandstands on Main Street for spectators.

The Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be taking place on March 11th on Mulberry Street and Central. Founded in 1936, this parade committee is made up of delegates from almost 100 Irish, Catholic, Fraternal and Public Safety Organizations.

Of course, there is always the classic - the New York City Parade, arguably the most popular in the city, will be held on March 17 and will march up Fifth Avenue, past the St. Patrick’s Cathedral and up to 79th Street.

Book A Stay at Wilshire Grand

If you are coming to New Jersey (or New York City) for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, book your stay at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. We offer a range of amenities and services to ensure your trip is as comfortable as if you were at home. Take advantage of our high speed Internet access to upload photos of the day’s parades.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to New Jersey and serving as your base for all the fun activities planned this St. Patrick’s Day.

Until next week, 

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Wedding Planning for Spring Brides: A Few Tips & Helpful Hints

Consider these helpful tips & tricks when wedding planning for spring brides.

  Wedding Planning for Spring Brides

A Spring Bride! There is something special about getting married when the earth has just woken up from its long winter slumber. Wedding planning for spring brides can be fun, but there are certainly some things to consider to ensure your event goes smoothly. Check out our tips and helpful hints to plan for whatever the day may bring!

New Jersey Brides should always consider the weather.

April showers bring May flowers! Spring weather can often be unpredictable, but you don't have to let any potential sprinkle ruin your big day. Find some cute umbrellas so you can still take advantage of great backdrops for outdoor photos come rain or shine. Be sure to include keeping your guests in the loop when it comes to the forecast so they can come prepared. Of course, a great wedding and reception site that includes options for indoor/outdoor alternate arrangement can help ensure that no matter what the weather may bring, you and your guests will be comfortable.

You don't have to stick with traditional spring wedding choices.

There is no rule book declaring that every spring wedding must consist of pastel colors and surrounded by thousands of beautiful flowers. A wedding is supposed to be a celebration of a couple and include all of the things that make them unique. Instead of flowers, consider having the bridal party carry delicate bouquets of grasses instead of flowers, make moss creations for your centerpieces and showcase your style with a rich color scheme.

But if you do want traditional, fully embrace the season!

Seasonal food, seasonal flowers (tulips, crocus, bluebells, pussy willows and daffodils), even seasonal favors — this is the best time of year to do it all. Consider personalized packets of flower seeds, small bud vases for spring blooms or miniature bird’s nests to nestle candy in to make for a unique gift that your guests can enjoy long after the last slice of cake is gone.

Good luck and happy wedding planning! After you’ve set a spring date, you’ll want to begin searching for the perfect wedding venue. If you’re planning to celebrate in NJ, we invite you to consider The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. New Jersey wedding planners and engaged couples are invited to see how our venue can be the perfect place to host your dream springtime wedding.

Until next week, 

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Attention New Jersey Meeting Planner – Perfect Spaces Here!

Your New Favorite New Jersey Meeting Venue. 

  New Jersey Meeting Planner
Planning a meeting or event can be overwhelming with all of the necessary decisions, problem solving, and finding the right place. We welcome every New Jersey meeting planner to check out our spaces and amenities designed especially for corporate or social events.

When you are looking for the perfect place to host an event or special occasion, our northern NJ meeting space is a great option. We have over 20,000 square feet of space that can accommodate anything from small department meetings to corporate trainings and special work-related events. Our business services include free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast each morning, a 24-hour business center, business staff to assist you, free shuttle service to nearby places and attractions, and much more.

Catering options are also available if your event happens to warrant some kind of meal or snacks. Our staff can work with you and create menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon breaks, dinner buffet, plated dinner, or a reception. No matter what kind of gathering you are planning, we are the perfect New Jersey meeting venue.

Where Successful Meetings and Fun Events Happen

New Jersey Meeting Planner

Flexible spaces, catering options, and a great location all come together to bring visitors and guests a wonderful place to have a gathering. We are able to accommodate intimate gatherings to larger parties of up to 500 guests. The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ looks forward to welcoming you and your guests.


NJ Devils Home Schedule - Don't Miss a Game!

Prudential Center Events Include New Jersey Devils Hockey. 

NJ Devils Home Schedule

Hockey season is in full swing and now is the time to catch a game. Just in case you've missed most of the action so far, we've got the details on upcoming games at the Prudential Center. Go Devils!

In addition to hosting ice skating shows, extreme sporting events, concerts and more, Newark's huge event center happens to be the home ice for our beloved NJ Devils NHL hockey team. Currently 4th in the Eastern Metropolitan Division, our New Jersey team is doing pretty well this year. You won't want to miss the fast-paced, crisp action of hockey, especially once we get closer to the Playoffs.

So gather your friends and fellow hockey-lovers, don your red, black, and white, and join thousands of other Devils fans as they pack the venue to cheer on the team. Here are some of the upcoming games on the NJ Devils home schedule:

● Thursday, January 21, 2016 @ 7pm vs. Ottawa Senators
● Tuesday, February 2, 2016 @ 7pm vs. New York Rangers
● Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 1pm vs. Washington Capitals
● Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 7pm vs. Edmonton Oilers
● Sunday, February 14, 2016 @ 12:30pm vs. Los Angeles Kings

If you're looking for a Prudential Center hotel, we invite you to consider staying with us because we're minutes from hometown hockey action. No matter where you are, The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ will always welcome NJ Devils hockey fans. 


A Romantic Hotel Package in NJ for the Perfect Couple Getaway

The Perfect Valentine's Day Hotel in New Jersey. 

romantic hotel package in NJ

The holiday season is over and that means that Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. We invite you to take advantage of our romantic hotel package in NJ to help you and your love celebrate a holiday that is all about you.

No doubt your Valentine plans include food, wine, and some quality time together, but have you considered a mini vacation for just the two of you? Our Pampered in Pink package is just the thing when it comes to perfect couples getaway ideas. When you choose us for your Valentine's Day hotel in New Jersey and take advantage of our romantic deal, we take care of the small details to make sure that you can focus on each other and celebrating your life together. Here's what the package includes:


• Luxurious King-sized accommodations
• Chilled pink champagne bottle, chocolate kisses, and fresh pink flower arrangement delivered to your room
Primavera Restaurant dinner for two ($122.00 value)
• Late Checkout (2pm)

While you're here with us, we encourage you to relax and let yourself enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. There are so many ways to enjoy the perfect romantic weekend with your other half.

We're All About the Romance

During Valentine's Day this year, you can be sure we'll pull out all the stops for our guests. Chocolates, flowers, champagne, and anything else we can do to help make your stay a memorable one. Anytime you stay with us, for business or pleasure, we'll always roll out the welcome mat with our top rated customer service and luxurious accommodations. From all of the staff here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we hope to see you soon.


Experience a Bruce Springsteen Concert in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are back in town!

Bruce Springsteen Concert in New Jersey

The chance to see a Bruce Springsteen Concert in New Jersey is just around the corner. With his strong NJ roots, it's nice to see that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are back in our neck of the woods for the River Tour. Now is the time to see one of rock's greatest legends in action.

Help welcome the Boss and The E Street band home by attending the Bruce Springsteen concert in New Jersey. The phenomenal night is set to take place at the Prudential Center, Newark on Sunday, January 31st at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. The band will play the full version of "The River" and delight the audience with many other hit songs from decades of performances. The band is well known for their epic performances and many hits including "Born in the U.S.A.," "Tougher Than the Rest," "Born to Run," and "Jersey Girl." They have been performing and releasing music since the 1970's. The rock legend has stood the test of time and continues to write music that relates to everyone, no matter how young or old they are.

Attending this leg of the River Tour would make a great date night or memorable gathering with friends. Music has the power to move us all, so join in with thousands of other music lovers as the Boss and the band do what they do best.

If you're going to be in the area for the concert, we invite you to stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. We're always happy to welcome visitors and guests no matter what brings them into town.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand, NJ