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

12/03/2013

We have your Holiday Party Venue in NJ!

Holiday Party Venues in NJ

Let us host your next holiday gala. Whether looking to plan an intimate gathering or grand affair, our holiday party venues in NJ can be the perfect fit.

At The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, our event venues vary in size and layouts to ensure that we can comfortably accommodate any type of holiday event in NJ. Whether you plan to dance the night away, sip cocktails or cheers to the New Year, create the perfect evening in one of our holiday party venues in West Orange, NJ.

Let us host your next big occasion and we will tailor any menu to your specifications and provide a number of menu options ranging from cocktail receptions to plated dinners. All budgets are considered. To organize a private tour of our holiday party venues in NJ or for more information regarding packages and pricing, click here or contact us at 973-736-3240.

We hope to see you and your guests this holiday season. For guests traveling far and looking for affordable hotel rates in NJ, we offer luxurious accommodations and welcome you to visit our website to learn more.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

11/26/2013

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Wilshire GrandAll of us here at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday. We hope your day is filled with great company, relaxation and delicious food.

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.  ~E.P. Powell

Traveling to NJ for Thanksgiving? Extend your stay and experience the magic of the holiday season, just minutes away from our hotel in West Orange, NJ.

Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo will light up the NJ attraction the day after Thanksgiving. Enjoy an extended holiday getaway here in NJ and kick off the holiday season in West Orange, NJ.

We invite you to visit our website to book your holiday getaway in NJ today.

11/19/2013

Looking for Hotels near MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl? Check here!

Hotels Near MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl

Football fans, super bowl mania is almost here! All of the excitement of the 2014 Super Bowl is taking place just minutes from our hotel. If you are looking for hotels near MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl, we invite you to check out our hotel discount in NJ.  Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience. We’re the perfect headquarters for your Super Bowl celebration!

With our hotel Super Bowl package in NJ, you can enjoy:

  • 3 nights Deluxe Accommodations (Friday, January 31- Monday, February 3)
  • Complimentary  Full American Breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • In room Coffee makers
  • Shuttle Service

We happily welcome all those looking for hotels near MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl to enjoy a three-night stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Kick back in our cozy accommodations before kick off! Visit our website to learn more about what our hotel has to offer. With our close proximity to MetLife Stadium, NFL practice fields and all of the 2014 Super Bowl events, you are guaranteed a memorable experience. We hope to see you this Super Bowl.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

11/12/2013

‘Tis the Season – Here’s your Holiday Shopping Guide in NJ!

Holiday Shopping Guide in NJ
Black Friday usually kicks off holiday shopping here in NJ! Scour the local malls and shopping centers for the best deals and discounts during your next holiday visit with us. Here’s our holiday shopping guide in NJ.

There are certainly plenty of shopping malls located near us at The Wilshire Grand. Check out Jersey Gardens, the Livingston Mall or the Short Hills Mall for the latest fashion trends and popular department stores. Just make sure you leave enough room in your suitcase for all of your fabulous purchases.

Montclair is home to many shopping centers and plazas including Montclair Center and Watchung Plaza. Located just a few miles from us, you won’t be disappointed with the variety of stores that line the streets of Montclair!

Quaint stores and boutiques are waiting for you in Morristown. If looking for the best places to shop in our NJ area, look no further than Morristown. There are also plenty of eateries to check out after your shopping trip comes to an end.

Use our holiday shopping guide in NJ as a reference during your next visit and discover the best holiday shopping in North Jersey! We hope you’ll enjoy your time here in West Orange.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

11/05/2013

Photos from our ‘Paws for a Cause’ Event benefiting Saint Barnabas ‘Paws for Patients’ Program!

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ would like to thank everyone who came out to support our “Paws for a Cause” event benefiting the Saint Barnabas “Paws for Patients" program on Sunday, October 27, 2013. The charity event right here in our NJ hotel was a huge success and we would like to share a few photos from the Halloween festival and doggie fashion show.

The Saint Barnabas “Paws for Patients” is a hospice therapy program offered to patients of the Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Centers. We partnered with Bandit Rubio designs to present the 2013 “Paws for a Cause” event in NJ:

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Saint Barnabas Paws for Patients Benefit
More photos from the Saint Barnabas "Paws for Patients" benefit can be viewed on The Wilshire Grand Hotel Facebook Page.

10/29/2013

Experience the Magic of the Holiday Season- Visit Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo!

Holiday Lights at Turtle Back Zoo
Begin a new family tradition. Bundle up and head out to view all of the dazzling lights beneath the NJ sky, a wondrous experience here in West Orange, NJ. Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo is one of the top holiday events in our New Jersey area.

Holiday Lights at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be free admission to all visitors. In-kind donations of canned goods and toys are encouraged. Help spread holiday cheer and enjoy a fulfilling holiday experience with your family this winter.

 The Schedule for Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo:

  • November 29th through December 1st, 2013
  • December 6th, 013 through January 1st, 2014

Please keep in mind that the Holiday Lights program at the Turtle Back Zoo will be closed on the following dates:

  • December 24th, 2013
  • December 25th, 2013

On January 1st, 2014, the Zoo will be closed during the day yet it will still feature the Holiday Light display at night. For more important details about the NJ holiday attraction, click here.

Kick off the holiday season in NJ and enjoy the spectacular holiday light display and more during your family’s visit.  We hope to see you this holiday season!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

10/22/2013

Help us Raise Funds & Awareness for Saint Barnabas ‘Paws for Patients’

Saint Barnabas Paws for PatientsAt The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we have two great ways to raise money for Saint Barnabas “Paws for Patients," a hospice therapy program offered to patients of the Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Centers. Keep reading to find out how you can help bring awareness to the cause and plan your stay with us today.

Bandit Rubio Designs and The Wilshire Grand presents, Paws for a Cause!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
4pm to 7pm

Enjoy a Halloween festival and dog fashion show right here in NJ! Admission is $25 per family in advance and $30 per family at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Saint Barnabas “Paws for Patients” program.

Saint Barnabas Paws for Patients 2Also, when enjoying a bottle of William Hill Wine from our in-room service, we will donate a portion of sales to the “Paws for Patients” program.

Central Coast Chardonnay:

Flavors of ripe tree fruit and spice with hints of citrus and notes of vanilla and toasty oak.

$19.95

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon:

Flavors and aromas of dark cherry, ripe plum, and blueberry complemented by sweet vanilla and brown spice notes.

$19.95

Make your travel plans today and help us raise funds and awareness for Saint Barnabas “Paws for Patients.”

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

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