08/19/2014

Book a Romantic Summer Getaway in NJ with our Pampered in Pink Hotel Deal!

Summer is almost over – Don’t forget to book a romantic summer getaway with us in NJ.

Romantic Summer Getaway in NJ

Last chance to book a romantic summer getaway in NJ! At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ we are offering an exclusive romantic hotel deal that is perfect for you and your loved one this summer. Reconnect with that special someone and enjoy our Pampered in Pink hotel deal at the Wilshire Grand in West Orange, NJ.

Our romance hotel package in NJ includes:

  • 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

Plan your stay today and enjoy our cozy and spacious accommodations and convenient location to the many attractions in North Jersey and NYC. It’s not too late to book your NJ summer getaway. Visit our special packages page on our website to check for rates and availability and book today!

08/12/2014

Check out the New York Giants & Jets 2014 Season Schedule & Plan your stay today!

Ready for football? So are we! We’ve listed the New York Giants & Jets 2014 season schedule down below.

New York Giants 2014 Season Schedule

No matter if the color of your jersey is blue or green, we welcome all football fans to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Out hotel is conveniently located near MetLife Stadium to ensure a convenient trip. Check out the New York Giants and New York Jets 2014 Season Schedule down below and plan your stay today.

The 2014 Home Games for the New York Giants:

Preseason

August 22nd at 7:30pm vs. Jets
August 28th at 7:30pm vs. Patriots

Regular

September 14th at 1:00pm vs. Cardinals
September 21st at 1:00pm vs. Texans
October 5th at 1:00pm vs. Falcons
November 3rd at 8:30pm vs. 8:30pm vs. Colts
November 16th at 1:00pm vs. 49ers
November 23rd at 8:30pm vs. Cowboys
December 14th at 1:00pm vs. Redskins
December 28th at 1:00pm vs. Eagles
 
The 2014 Home Games for the New York Jets:

Preseason

August 22nd at 7:30pm vs. Giants

Regular

September 7th at 1:00pm vs. Raiders
September 22nd at 8:30pm vs. Bears
September 28th at 1:00pm vs. Lions
October 12th at 1:00pm vs. Broncos
October 26th at 1:00pm vs. Bills
November 9th at 1:00pm vs. Steelers
December 1st at 8:30pm vs. Dolphins
December 21st  at 1:00pm vs. Patriots

Catch a professional football game in NJ during your next visit, one of the best fall/winter activities in NJ. Visit our current hotel deals before booking your stay.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

08/05/2014

Looking for Cirque Du Soleil Performances in NJ? Check out Varekai at the Prudential Center.

Plan your stay today for Varekai, a thrilling Cirque Du Soleil performance in NJ!

Cirque Du Soleil Performances in NJ

If looking for a thrill, head to the Prudential Center this August and take a journey deep within a forest to an extraordinary world called Varekai. Varekai Cirque Du Soleil will feature only 7 performances in NJ. Plan your stay today! 

All Dates & Times for Varekai Cirque Du Soleil in NJ: 

Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 28 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 29 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 30 at 4:00pm
Saturday, August 30 at 7:30pm
Sunday, August 31 at 1:30pm
Sunday, August 31 at 5:00pm

Paying tribute to the nomadic soul, the Cirque Du Soleil show in New Jersey takes audiences on an unexpected journey to a magical forest populated by fantastical creatures. Discover the world of Varekai and plan your stay at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Our hotel is conveniently located near the Prudential Center to ensure a convenient travel to and from the exciting summer event. Visit our current hotel offers page and book today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

07/29/2014

Embark on a Full Moon Cruise in NJ or NY!

Spend a splendid evening under the full moon with these cruises in NJ or NY.

Whether you are looking for a date night idea or just an evening out with friends, hop aboard the Spirit of New Jersey or Spirit of New York and enjoy a Full Moon Cruise in NJ or NY!

The New York and New Jersey Full Moon Dinner Cruise Series offer spectacular sights of the New York City skyline when the moon is at its fullest. If looking for things to do in NY or NJ, check out one of the upcoming dinner cruises:

Full Moon Cruises in NJ

Upcoming 2014 Full Moon Cruises departing from Chelsea Piers:

  • Sunday, August 10th
  • Wednesday, October 8th
  • Thursday, November 6th
  • Saturday, December 6th

Upcoming 2014 Full Moon Cruises departing from Lincoln Harbor Marina, Weehawken, NJ:

  • Sunday, August 10th
  • Monday, September 8th
  • Saturday, December 6th

Plan your stay today at the Wilshire Grand Hotel and enjoy one of these NY or NJ evening cruises under the luminous full moon.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

07/22/2014

Ready or Not: Summer Exhibit at the Newark Museum!

Discover works by 40 New Jersey-based artists at this summer exhibit at the Newark Museum.

Summer Exhibits at the Newark MuseumThe 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual in Fine Art features the exhibit: Ready or Not, which showcases the work of 40 New Jersey-based artists. Discover the summer exhibit at the Newark Museum now through September 7, 2014 and plan your visit with us in West Orange, NJ.

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique event that highlights the works of visual artists in the state. The NJ exhibit uses a wide range of artistic processes and approaches in color, form, material and content. If looking for things to do in NJ this summer, check out the Newark Museum exhibit this summer.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is conveniently located just minutes from the Newark Museum and many family attractions in the NJ area. The Ready or Not 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Art is at the Newark Museum for a limited time. Book your stay today!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

07/15/2014

Here are 3 Advantages of having your Wedding at a Hotel!

Searching for the perfect wedding venue? Check out these advantages of having your wedding at a hotel.

Advantages of having your Wedding at a Hotel

There are many advantages of having your wedding at a hotel. If you’re planning a wedding and looking for the perfect location for your big day, consider a hotel such as our Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. We host gorgeous weddings at the Wilshire Grand Hotel every year. Check out the many benefits of a hotel wedding:

Advantage #1: Our professionals will make the entire wedding process a lot easier. From the moment your cocktail hour begins, you will receive top-notch service from our butlers passing around hors d’oeuvres to unlimited premium liquors. You can also enjoy complimentary color lighting to help set the mood on the dance floor. 

Advantage #2: We will design your personal wedding package to match your exact specifications and desires. Our wedding concierge will be there every step of the way to ensure that your wedding package best suits your tastes and needs.

Advantage #3: The bride and bridal party will have plenty of room to get ready for their big day, right on our property. You can prepare for the day in one of two brand new bridal salons equipped with expansive mirrors, private restrooms, personal safes and many other amenities. 

If planning a wedding in our NJ area, feel free to Request more Information and one of our event specialists in NJ will contact you shortly.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

07/08/2014

Walking with Dinosaurs – An Action-Packed Family Event at the Prudential Center.

Searching for family events at the Prudential Center? Check out “Walking with Dinosaurs.”

Family Events at the Prudential Center

Travel back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular is an action-packed family event at the Prudential Center arriving this July for a limited time. Gather the family and experience the action-packed event, taking place July 23 through July 27, 2014. 

Walking with Dinosaurs
Wednesday, July 23-Sunday, July 27, 2014
Prudential Center in Newark, NJ

The family show in NJ depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution featuring 10 species from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. Get up close and personal with the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period and more!

Visitors can also experience scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs and discover how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved on two legs.

If planning to attend the NJ event, we invite you to book your family stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Our hotel is conveniently located near some of the best family attractions in Northern New Jersey including the Prudential Center and the Turtle Back Zoo.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

07/01/2014

The 2014 Line-Up for Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum!

New musicians have been added to the line-up for the 2014 Jazz in the Garden Summer Concert Series at Newark Museum.

Jazz in the Garden Newark Museum

The Jazz in the Garden Summer Concert Series at Newark Museum has been entertaining visitors for nearly 50 years. This year promises another memorable season, adding new musicians to the impressive list of performers. Check out the 2014 line-up for the Newark event and plan your stay with us in NJ today.

The 2014 Jazz in the Garden Summer Concert Series at Newark Museum will take place Thursdays from July 10-August 7 from 12:15-1:45pm.

July 10: The Shirazette Experiment Jazztet
July 17: Dave Stryker Quartet
July 24: Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Quartet
July 31: Tessa Souter
August 7: Buster Williams Quartet "Something More"

FEE: Adults $3; Children and Museum members: $1

The Summer Concert Series in Newark will take place rain or shine! Visit the Newark Museum website to learn about each brilliant performance.

If looking for weekday events in the NJ area, head to the Newark Museum and enjoy great performances this summer. If traveling far, we invite you to book your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. We hope to see you this summer.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

06/24/2014

Love Soccer? Check out the New York Red Bulls Home Schedule!

Enjoy a New York Red Bulls Home Game – Here’s the Schedule!

Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ is where the New York Red Bulls call home. If you are looking for things to do during your visit in NJ, plan a day trip to the stadium and cheer on the American professional soccer team during one of their home game this year.

The team kicked off their season against Vancouver in March. We’ve listed the remaining New York Red Bulls home schedule down below.

New York Red Bulls Home Schedule

The New York Red Bulls home schedule:

New York vs. Toronto FC, 6/27 at 8:00pm
New York vs. Columbus, 7/12 at 8:00pm
New York vs. San Jose, 7/19 at 7:00pm
New York vs. Arsenal, 7/26 at 5:00pm
New York vs. New England, 8/2 at 7:00pm
New York vs. Montreal, 8/23 at 7:00pm
New York vs. Sporting KC, 9/6 at 7:30pm
New York vs. D.C. United, 9/10 at 8:00pm
New York vs. Seattle, 9/20 at 7:30pm
New York vs. Houston, 10/4 at 6:00pm
New York vs. Toronto FC, 10/11 at 7:00pm
New York vs. Columbus, 10/19 at 3:00pm

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we are conveniently located just minutes from the sports arena. Enjoy a day of soccer before heading back to our cozy hotel accommodations in West Orange, NJ. We hope to see you this summer! 

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

06/17/2014

Fall Wedding Inspiration – Planning an Autumn Wedding on a Budget!

Enjoy our guide to planning an autumn wedding on a budget!

Planning an Autumn Wedding on a Budget

If you’re planning a fall wedding and looking for the best ways to save money, you’ve come to the right place. At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we understand how essential it is for our brides and grooms to stay on budget while planning the wedding of their dreams. With help from sites such as Celebrations.com and TheKnot.com, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways to save money on your wedding. We hope you’ll enjoy our wedding planning guide for “Planning an Autumn Wedding on a Budget!”

Easy Wheat Grass Centerpieces: We all know that centerpieces can get expensive. When planning an autumn wedding on a budget, there is a way to create that “wow factor” without spending a lot of money. According to Celebrations.com, adding wheat grass to your décor is a nice way to bring a natural element to your event. Click here to learn more about the DIY fall centerpiece.

Dried Leaf Escort Cards: Featured on Once Wed, dried leaves are a beautiful, simple and inexpensive way to create escort cards for your wedding. Celebrations.com suggests that you write each guest and their table number on a leaf with a calligraphy pen to beautifully display your cards for your guests.

Caramel Apples for Favors: TheKnot.com featured caramel apples as one of their 10 Fall Wedding Favor Ideas. If you have the time, you can make and package them yourself and tie them with a ribbon to match your fall wedding colors.

Sunflower Seeds for Favors: Another wedding favor idea from TheKnot.com is sunflower seeds. Display the packets individually or along fresh sunflowers in a vase. Sunflower seeds are ideal for a rustic fall wedding.

We hope you enjoyed our guide to planning an autumn wedding on a budget. If you are in our NJ area and searching for elegant event venues for your fall wedding, we invite you to take a tour of our wedding and event venues at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

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