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3 Reasons to plan your Romantic Getaway in NJ with us!

Planning a romantic getaway in NJ? Plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. How are you planning on celebrating the special day? If you are searching for the perfect romantic getaway, we invite you to book your stay with us in NJ. Here are 3 quick reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day at our hotel.

Pampered in Pink Hotel Deal: Our exclusive romance hotel package in NJ includes superior king room accommodations, a bottle of chilled pink champagne with chocolate kisses and an arrangement of fresh pink flowers, dinner for two at Primavera Restaurant and a 2:00pm late check-out.

Primavera Restaurant: If searching for the best NJ restaurants for Valentine’s Day, come visit our Primavera Restaurant at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Our Zagat-rated Italian restaurant and bar offers a wide array of selections to please any palate.

Our convenient location: At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we are conveniently located near many of the top places to celebrate Valentine’s Day including all of the tourist places in NYC and the Spirit of NJ & NY cruises.

We hope you’ll visit us this Valentine’s Day.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Book our Valentine’s Day Hotel Package in NJ!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us & book our hotel package in NJ.

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Trying to figure out how you can make this year’s Valentine’s Day memorable in every way? Pack your bags and surprise your loved one with a romantic NJ getaway with us. Our Pampered in Pink hotel deal is the perfect Valentine’s Day Hotel Package in NJ.

Indulge in our Pampered in Pink package and receive:

  • Superior King Room accommodations
  • Bottle of chilled pink champagne with chocolate Kisses and an arrangement of fresh pink flowers delivered to your room
  • Dinner for two at Primavera Restaurant ($122.00 Value)
  • 2:00pm late check out

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ is centrally located near many romantic things to do in NJ including the Spirit of NJ & NY cruises. We are also located near NYC for a memorable day trip! Head to our hotel, enjoy our cozy accommodations and Valentine’s Day dinner at our Primavera Restaurant in NJ.

Book your stay today!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Planning a wedding this season? Check out these Winter Wedding Do’s and Don’ts!

Read these Winter Wedding Do’s and Don’ts and avoid a wedding disaster.

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Even though the weather may be cold, winter weddings are becoming a hot trend. Avoid a wedding disaster and read up on these Winter Wedding Do’s and Don’ts.

With the help of TheKnot.com, we’ve compiled a Winter Wedding Checklist:

Winter Wedding Tip #1: Create a cozy reception but make sure it’s not too hot. When planning a winter wedding, including candles, pillows and throws in the room will create a more inviting space and allow your guests to feel comfy in the frigid winter months. Keep in mind that your guests will be dancing so make sure the room isn’t too hot and if possible, keep the temperature a few degrees lower on the dance floor.

Winter Wedding Tip #2: Keep your bridesmaids stylish yet warm. TheKnot.com agrees, it’s okay to choose any fabric you’d like when shopping for bridesmaids’ dresses in the winter just keep in mind that you don’t want them to freeze. Consider adding a pashmina or fur shawl to their outfit.

Winter Wedding Tip #3: Be kind to your guests but don’t leave them out in the cold. If you are looking for creative guest favors for your winter wedding, consider personalized ornaments or hot cocoa mix or cookie mix. Remember, it will most likely be chilly so plan ahead and hold your receiving line indoors.

For more winter wedding inspiration, visit the Do's and Don'ts of Winter Weddings on TheKnot.com.

If you are planning a winter wedding in NJ, we invite you to celebrate your wedding at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Our wedding venue is located in West Orange, NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Wishing you health and happiness in the year to come from the Wilshire Grand Hotel!

Warmest wishes for a wonderful New Year from all of us here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Wishing you joy, health and happiness in 2015! From all of us here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we hope your New Year is filled with peace, love and laughter.

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If you will be celebrating New Year's Eve in NJ, we welcome you to plan your stay with us and enjoy our conveneint location to all of the exciting events taking place this NYE in New Jersey.

Our favorite New Year's Eve events in NJ are the New Year's Eve cruises aboard the Spirit of New Jersey and the Spirit of New York. The NY New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Chelsea Piers, New York and the NJ New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey. You can learn more here.

Click here to view our special offers on our Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ website and plan your New Year's Eve visit with us!


Best Wishes for a wonderful holiday season from the Wilshire Grand Hotel!

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season from all of us here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Wishing you and yours all of the happiness this holiday season. Wherever you may be celebrating, may the peace and joy of the holidays be with you throughout the New Year. If you will be celebrating the holiday season in our area, there are many exciting things to do in NJ this holiday season.

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Our favorite holiday event in NJ includes Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo, taking place now through January 4, 2015. The event is free and open to the public but in-kind donations of canned foods, toys and pet food are encouraged.

If you are looking for hotels in NJ this holiday season, we welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Browse our current hotel offers on our website and book your visit with us today.


Here are our Top Things to do in NJ this winter!

There are many exciting things to do around our hotel in NJ, don’t forget to plan your stay this winter.

Things to do in NJ this winter

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we are conveniently located near the best attractions in Northern New Jersey. If visiting with us this holiday season, check out our top things to do in NJ this winter.

Located just a few minutes from Newark, we are always excited to let our guests know about the upcoming events taking place at the Prudential Center. Whether you are a sports fan, music lover or just looking for a little excitement during these winter months, check out these Prudential Center events:

  • New Jersey Devils Home Game: Click here for the upcoming schedule.
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Live Debut of “The Christmas Attic:” on Sunday, Decemeber 21, 2014 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters 2015 Tour: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

If looking to get into the holiday spirit, there are many events and attractions to visit this winter. Our favorites include:

Plan your stay with us and celebrate the holiday season in NJ. 

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Ring in the New Year at these NY & NJ New Year’s Eve Cruises!

The ultimate NYE Party is aboard one of these NY & NJ New Year’s Eve Cruises.

Ring in 2015 in style. The Spirit of New Jersey and the Spirit of New York know how to throw a NYE Party. If you will be celebrating the holiday in our area, don’t miss one of these NY & NJ New Year’s Eve Cruises.

NYC New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Departing from Chelsea Piers, New York
Boarding: 11:00am Cruising: 11:30am-1:30pm
Price: from $44.90 per adult, $26.95 per child age 3-12*

The New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise in NYC features a freshly prepared buffet, DJ entertainment, a countdown to noon with NYE décor, party favors and a complimentary champagne toast for adults only.

The Spirit of New York and the Spirit of New Jersey New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruises includes:

Four-Hour Event on the New York Harbor
Premium Open Bar (Must be 21 or older with ID to consume alcohol)
Spirit's Dinner Buffet
Rockin' DJ for Dancing the Night Away
Party Favors & Festive Decorations
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Stunning views of the illuminating fireworks display, co-sponsored by Spirit, as synchronized music accompanies the show in perfect harmony

The NY New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Chelsea Piers, New York and the NJ New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey. Click here for more important details.

NY New Year's Eve Cruises

NY New Year’s Day Lunch Cruise
January 1, 2015

Menu: Lunch Buffet
Pricing: from $49.90 per adult*
Board: 11:30am | Cruise: Noon - 2:00pm
Departs from Chelsea Piers, New York

NY New Year’s Day Dinner Cruise
January 1, 2015

Menu: Dinner Buffet
Pricing: from $89.90 per adult*
Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7:00 - 10:00pm
Departs from Chelsea Piers, New York

Whether you are looking for family-friendly NYE Events in NYC & NJ area or hoping to ring in the New Year with that special someone, the Spirit of NJ & NY cruises won’t disappoint. Plan your stay with us today.

*Menus, prices and time subject to change. Prices do not include taxes, fuel surcharge fees or administrative fees.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Planning a Holiday Party? Check out these tips!

Enjoy our Stress-Free Guide to Planning a Holiday Party.

Planning a Holiday Party

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! No matter the occasion, we all want to be the hostess or host of the year. Throw a party that your guests will be raving about through the New Year and enjoy our stress-free guide to planning a holiday party.

Here’s your holiday party planning guide:

While planning a stress-free holiday party, make sure to keep the food impressive yet simple. Think of adding finger foods and grab-and-go selections. These choices are ideal for large gatherings since they don’t require any utensil and your guests can mix and mingle while eating comfortably.

Don’t forget the music! Make a party playlist beforehand and have festive music playing in the background all night. You won’t be able to throw a stress-free party if you are constantly worried about managing the mood. Plan ahead and create a playlist that will feature enough songs to get you through the party. Then, just press play and enjoy your night.

Make your own coatrack: If planning a holiday party in NJ, you can almost guarantee that your guests will arrive in gloves, hats and oversized coats. Don’t stress over where to put the outerwear. Create your very own coat check by putting a coatrack by the door and purchasing a few hangers. 

Now you know a few easy tips for planning a holiday party but if you need more inspiration, take a look at the Holiday Survival Guide by Real Simple. Happy planning!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving from the Wilshire Grand!

May your Thanksgiving be filled with warm moments and cherished memories. Happy Thanksgiving from the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ!

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey

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If you are extending your Thanksgiving visit in NJ and looking for weekend events in our area, be sure to check out Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo. The holiday event is taking place throughout the holiday season and is one of our top events for families in NJ.

If you are hitting the road this Thanksgiving and looking for hotels in NJ, we welcome you and your family to spend your holiday with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. If you are staying home and hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time, check out our Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist.

Wherever you may be this holiday season, we hope your holiday is filled with laughter, love and joy. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here in West Orange, NJ!


Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo - Returning for another memorable season!

Your family will love Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo!

Beginning November 28th, the 2014 Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo will transform the Essex County attraction into a winter wonderland. Enjoy the dazzling holiday light display with your family and plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

 

The 2014-15 Schedule includes:

Starting November 28th, Friday Saturdays and Sundays only.
December 12th through January 4th, open 7 days a week.
December 24th – Holiday Lights will be closed.
December 25th- The Zoo will be closed.
January 1st – The Zoo is closed for the day but will feature Holiday Lights at night.

Holiday Lights will take place 5pm to 9pm.

The holiday event in NJ is free and open to the public but in-kind donations of canned foods, toys and pet food are encouraged.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ is conveniently located near the holiday attraction. Book your stay with us and enjoy our cozy accommodations and close proximity to the Essex County zoo.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ