Fall Foliage Spirit of New Jersey and New York Cruises

Spirit of New Jersey Cruises

What better way to celebrate the changing season than the Fall Foliage Spirit of New Jersey and New York Cruises?

The fall season is just around the corner. Once the autumn season arrives, it will bring beautiful foliage and golden hues that can stop any admirer in their tracks. It is certainly a gorgeous season, especially if you are near the picture-perfect landscapes on the New York Harbor. What better way to admire the scenery than aboard one of the Fall Foliage Spirit of New Jersey Cruises and the Fall Foliage Spirit of New York Cruises?

The Fall Foliage Cruises take visitors on a scenic route up the Hudson River, past the George Washington Bridge. The lunch cruises will not only include amazing views of the iconic NYC waterfront but a signature lunch buffet, onboard entertainment with a live DJ and interactive games.

The Fall Foliage Spirit of New York Cruises will be taking place two separate Saturdays in October. Hop aboard one of the New York lunch cruises on Saturday, October 14 from 12:00pm-3:00pm and Saturday, October 28th from 12:00pm-3:00pm. The Spirit of New York Cruises will depart from Chelsea Pier, NY. Click here for additional information and what to expect during each of the Spirit of New York Fall Foliage Lunch Cruises.

The Spirit of New Jersey Fall Foliage Lunch Cruises will be taking place on Saturday, October 14 from 12:00pm-3:00pm and Saturday, October 21 from 12:00pm-3:00pm. The Spirit of New Jersey Fall Foliage Lunch Cruises will depart from Lincoln Harbor, NJ. Click here to learn more about the Spirit of New Jersey Cruises.

Celebrate the fall season aboard one of the Spirit of New Jersey Cruises and the Spirit of New York Cruises. Turn your day trip into a mini getaway and plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Relax in our Hotel Suites in NJ with a Jacuzzi.

Hotel Suites in NJ with Jacuzzis

Our Hotel Suites in NJ with a Jacuzzi are just what you need after a long day.

Whether staying with us for business or leisure, our hotel suites in NJ with a jacuzzi are the perfect accommodations for any traveler seeking more space and extra comfort. Especially for our guests who have traveled to us after such a long drive, nothing is better than unwinding and stretching your legs in a king size bed.

If you’re seeking the finest experience possible, our King Suites at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ are just what you’ll need. Our deluxe hotel suites in NJ with a jacuzzi offer pillow-top bedding, a 42-inch flat screen television, a micro-fridge combination with a mini refrigerator and microwave unit. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee with our Coffee maker with Wolfgang Puck coffee.

If traveling for business, our well appointed workspace with a desk and chair is the perfect space for catching up on your work while on the road. Plus, you can enjoy complimentary wired and wireless High Speed Internet and we also offer an in-room safe to help keep your personal items and lap top computer safe when you are away.

In your downtime, you can enjoy all of the comforts of home, such as movies on demand and satellite service. Of course, the best feature in our king sized rooms are our jacuzzis. Some of our king suites feature jacuzzis in our bedrooms, while some offer them in our bathrooms. Please feel free to reach out to our reservations team directly at 973-731-7007 for further clarification.

The Wilshire Grand King Suite is reserved for those who seek the finest experience possible. With a unique set of services and amenities, the King Suite ensures an added measure of excellence at every moment during your stay. If looking for hotel suites in NJ with a jacuzzi, we hope you’ll choose the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

New Jersey Devils 17-18 Preseason Schedule

New Jersey Devils 17-18 preseason

Hockey fans, the New Jersey Devils 17-18 Preseason is almost here.

With fall just around the corner, we are excited for many of the events and activities that the season brings. For NJ hockey fans, you’ve most likely been eagerly anticipating the New Jersey Devils 17-18 preseason and regular season. Whether you are a die-hard fan or you’re new to the area and looking for a place to go, a NJ Devils home game at the Prudential Center is always an exciting way to spend a fall afternoon or evening.

The New Jersey Devils 17-18 preseason schedule will consist of two home games and five road matches, as well as one neutral-site "road" contest. The preseason home games will be a match-up against the Washington Capitals on September 18 at 7:00pm, followed by an intense game against their rivals, the New York Rangers, on September 23 at 7:00pm.

You can view the entire New Jersey Devils 17-18 preseason schedule by following this link.

Beat the traffic and spend the night at our hotel. We are conveniently located just minutes from the Prudential Center, home of the New Jersey Devils, and welcome you to stay the night in one of our cozy and spacious rooms after the game. We offer a variety of room types ranging from our Grand Wilshire Double Superior rooms, Grand Wilshire King Superior rooms, and Grand Wilshire King Suites. Visit our website to learn more about our accommodations and affordable rates.

Whether traveling with a large group or solo, our dedicated team can help find the perfect room for your overnight stay with us at the Wilshir Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. Don’t forget to stop by our complimentary breakfast buffet to fuel up before heading out!

Fall Wedding Trends for 2017!

Fall Wedding Trends for 2017

Fall Wedding Trends for 2017 that will inspire you.

If you’re planning your wedding for this fall (or even for next fall), let this week’s blog post inspire you through the planning process. If you find yourself scrolling Pinterest late at night, completely overwhelmed in all of the details, it’s time to focus in on these fall wedding trends for 2017, according to The Knot.

When it comes to fall wedding trends for 2017, it seems as though jewel-toned color palettes, succulents, eucalyptus, and the new naked cake are taking over the autumn wedding scene. Even though you may already be in your final stages of planning your fall wedding, last-minute additions to your wedding decor never hurts. After all, it IS all in the details, right?

For finishing touches to your color combo, consider mixing in metallics, such as copper. How can you do this? It’s simple. Think reflective metal vases for your centerpieces. They will be a nice pop of color underneath your leafy arrangements and will add a touch of sophistication to the table. Plus, they will photograph very nicely.

Everyone loves blackboards and DIY signage for their wedding day. Take it one step further by adding a nice romantic border of eucalyptus or vines of floral. It is a simple add-on that will instantly grab the attention of your guests.

When it comes to the bride and her dress, it seems like long sleeves and two-piece separates are becoming a wildly popular trend, especially for those getting married later in the season. Some brides are even opting for two wedding dresses, one for the ceremony and one for the reception.

For even more wedding inspiration for your fall wedding, click here. If you're looking for wedding venues in New Jersey, we welcome you to tour our versatile event space at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.


Book our Hotel near Montclair State University after New Student Move-In Day!

Moving your new Student into college? Book our Hotel near Montclair State University.

Hotel near Montclair State University

With summer coming to an end, many look forward to the crisp fall air, the smell of pumpkin and the quietness that fall seems to bring. If you have a new student on their way to college, however, this autumn may bring a different feeling. Whether it’s your first time or not, Move-in Day for new students is always a hard time for parents. We welcome you to book an overnight stay with us at our hotel near Montclair State University for this upcoming new student move-in day on September 3, 2017 and move-in day for returning students is on September 5, 2017. Our prime location, on-site dining options and in-room amenities help to create an ideal getaway for parents looking to catch some much-needed R&R after a long day.

No need to worry about the long drive home, our hotel near Montclair State University is just what you need after a long day of moving boxes and helping to get your new student situated into their new home. It’s always hard saying goodbye to your son or daughter, especially if it’s your first time being away from them. Come retreat to our hotel for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Kick up your feet and rest your head. You’ll love our cozy accommodations and the amenities that we have to offer you.

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we are committed to ensuring each of our guests enjoy a home-away-from-home experience. In the morning, fuel up at our complimentary breakfast buffet and grab that much-needed cup of coffee before hitting the road. Visit our Wilshire Grand Hotel website to learn more about our competitive rates and comfortable rooms. We hope to welcome you this September!

Affordable North Jersey Meeting Space for Business Event

Affordable North Jersey Meeting Space for Business Event

Book our Affordable North Jersey Meeting Space for your Next Business Event.

Conveniently located in the center of New Jersey’s most high profiled corporate headquarters and business parks, our affordable North Jersey meeting space is the ideal choice for your next business event. We also are centrally located near public transportation systems, such as NJ Transit, to ensure a quick and convenient travel to and from NYC and we offer a complimentary hotel shuttle within a one-mile radius of our hotel. If you're an event planner looking for the next best spot to host your corporate event, find out what sets the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ apart from the rest.

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ we offer our guests:

  • Over 20,000 square feet of flexible banquet space
  • Outdoor reception area
  • World-class catering & culinary team
  • Dedicated meeting planner to help you with every detail
  • Customized menus
  • Audiovisual equipment and support
  • High-speed wireless internet access
  • Free parking
  • Group room rates

From breakfast to plated dinners and everything in between, we offer a variety of delicious catering menus for you to enjoy at your next meeting. Our chefs are dedicated and truly passionate about providing you, our valued guests, with the finest quality and most delicious options.With a variety of delicious choices, we're certain that your corporate event with us will be satisfying and successful from beginning to end.

Our best kept secret is our intimate wine room, located on our lower level. You don't have to be a wine aficionado to appreciate our unique boardroom in NJ. With so much to offer business travelers in our area, we welcome you to take a tour of our affordable North Jersey meeting space for your next business event.

We look forward to the opportunity of hosting your next meeting or group event at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. For more information, please click here to request a proposal today.

Enjoy Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum!

Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum

Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum.

A fun date idea for adults! If you're visiting and looking for things to do in our area, head to the Newark Museum and enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz at this year's Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum. There are only a few dates left to enjoy this fun, musical event. We've listed the remaining two events that will be taking place for Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum this summer. You won't want to miss out!

2017 JAZZ IN THE GARDEN featuring Stefon Harris on Thursday, August 3, 12:15-1:45 pm. Harris is an educator, vibraphonist and composer and adds four-time Grammy nominations to his expanding awards. Click here to learn more.

An Evening of Jazz with Davell Crawford on Friday, August 11, 6:30-9 pm. Acclaimed the "Piano Prince of New Orleans," Crawford brings equal exuberance to both modern and classical jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, blues, gospel, soul, pop, American folk and touches of country-western. Click here to learn more.
Admission: $5 for adults; FREE for Museum Members, Newark residents and children under 12.
If you aren't able to make the dates above, there's always something fun to discover at the popular attraction. Visit the Newark Museum any day of the week and discover great exhibits, family fun entertainment and more.
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ is conveniently located near the Newark Museum. We invite you to reserve one of our spacious guest rooms here in West Orange, NJ and turn your day trip into a mini getaway! Our spacious rooms offer comfortable accommodations, upgraded Eco- Friendly amenities, and many more comforts of home.
Book one last summer getaway with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ and discover the great attractions located nearby.

The NY Giants & NY Jets 2017-18 Schedule

NY Giants 2017-18 Schedule

The NY Giants & NY Jets 2017-18 Schedule.

While many may be sad that summer is coming to an end, New York sports fans are looking forward to the cooler temperatures, as they gear up for the NY Giants and the NY Jets 2017-18 season. With our convenient location to MetLife Stadium, we love to welcome all football fans to our hotel in West Orange, NJ before and after a game. Check out the NY Giants 2017-18 Schedule and the NY Jets 2017-18 Schedule below and begin planning your Sunday Funday or Monday night visit with us today.

The NY Giants 2017-18 Schedule will start off with Sunday Night football against the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday, September 10 at 8:30pm and the regular season will end with a New Year's Eve match up against the Washington Redskins. We've listed the NY Giants home games below:

  • September 18 vs. Detroit Lions at 8:30pm
  • October 8 vs. San Diego Chargers at 1:00pm
  • October 22 vs. Seattle Seahawks at 4:25pm
  • November 5 vs. Los Angeles Rams at 1:00pm
  • November 19 vs. Kansas City Chiefs at 1:00pm
  • December 10 vs. Dallas Cowboys at 4:25pm
  • December 17 vs Philadelphia Eagles at 1:00pm
  • December 31 vs. Washington Redskins at 1:00pm

Click here for the complete NY Giants 2017-18 Schedule.

The NY Jets 2017-18 Schedule will start off with a match-up against the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo on September 10 @ 1:00pm, ending the regular season with an away game against the Patriots on New Year's Eve. We've listed the NY Jets home games below:

  • September 24 vs. Miami Dolphins at 1:00pm
  • October 1 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at 1:00pm
  • October 15 vs. New England Patriots at 1:00pm
  • October 29 vs. Atlanta Falcons at 1:00pm
  • November 2 vs. Buffalo Bills at 8:25pm
  • November 26 vs. Carolina Panthers at 1:00pm
  • December 3 vs. Kansas City Chiefs at 1:00pm
  • December 24 vs. San Diego Chargers at 1:00pm

Click here for the complete NY Jets 2017-18 Schedule.

Thinking of attending a game? Stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.


Celebrate at our North Jersey Party Venue!

The Loft at 350
The Loft at 350

Discover why our North Jersey Party Venue is the perfect choice for your next celebration.

We're known for providing outstanding cuisine, superior value, and unlimited capabilities. Our North Jersey party venue, The Loft at 350, is an alternative New Jersey event venue outside of the Big Apple, located inside our hotel in West Orange, NJ. The sleek lines and modern design of the Loft, and surrounding LED lighting, create the perfect atmosphere for any celebration and helps set the celebratory mood. In addition to complimentary color lighting, we also offer affordable lounge furniture packages.

We can create any type of event you wish, from birthday parties to gala events. Here's an overview of the events that we've hosted at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ:

  • Fundraisers
  • Gala events
  • Holiday affairs
  • Anniversary party
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen or Quinceañera
  • Milestone birthdays

Our Loft at 350 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel can accommodate up to 200 seated guests and up to 350 guests cocktail style. If you're interested in our North Jersey party venue, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the following:

  • Complimentary LED Color-Wash lighting
  • Affordable Lounge Furniture Packages
  • Brazilian Cherrywood floor
  • Exposed Ceilings
  • Modern Light fixtures
  • Unique Atmosphere
  • Premium Open Bar
  • Mocktails Bar for Children
  • Delectable Cuisine

With his talented culinary team by his side, Chef Matthew Goldman can help you craft a delectable custom menu to please any palette and budget. He will happily tailor any custom menu to your liking!

Along with the Loft at 350, we offer several event space options at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. No matter the size of your event or budget, we are committed to creating the perfect event for you. Request a proposal with us today and our event specialists would be happy to go over your options in greater detail.

Happy Hour in Montclair, NJ - Our Favorite Bars to Grab a Cocktail!

Happy Hour in Montclair

It's 5 o'clock somewhere! Enjoy happy hour in Montclair.

So many great places to grab a cocktail in Montclair, so little time. When 5 o'clock strikes and you're looking to explore our area, head to one of our favorite towns just 10 minutes away to experience happy hour in Montclair.

One visit to Montclair and you will instantly take your Instagram game to the next level. There are many trendy bars that line the streets, each serving up Instagram-worthy cocktails for you to enjoy during your vacation. No matter your drink of choice, add our favorite bars in Montclair to your list of places to visit the next time you're staying with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. See our favorite places below!

Upstairs Restaurant, 608 Valley Road. We love the vibe of this place. The changing, colored lights around the bar area make for a fun environment. Just head UPSTAIRS to enjoy this trendy bar in Montclair. You can sit around the bar and have a blast! There are tables to grab a bite to eat and you can watch the chef cook up your favorite dishes while you wait.

Egan & Sons, 118 Walnut Street. Wine, spirits and ales are being served at Egan & Sons. We love the ambience of this Irish Pub, which also serves up authentic Irish fare if you're in the mood for a bite to eat.

Just Jakes, 30 S Park St.  The lively bar and restaurant is conveniently located in downtown Montclair. Along with daily drink specials, there is also a calendar of events to keep you entertained. For instance, Tuesday nights are Trivia Night and the first Thursday of every month is Comedy Night!

Check out these local bars the next time you're visiting with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.