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May 2014

Wilshire Grand has successfully achieved Gold Status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program!

We are proud to be a TripAdvisor GreenLeader!

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program

We are delighted to announce that the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ is a TripAdvisor GreenLeader!

We have worked hard to make the necessary changes to reduce our own carbon footprint and our proud to state that we have achieved Gold Status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program.

If looking for green and eco-friendly hotel accommodations in the NJ area, we invite you to book your next stay at our hotel in West Orange, NJ. We have made several changes at our catering center and throughout our hotel. A few of the many changes include:

  • Changing our candle chandelier bulbs to 7w bulbs,
  • Installing “kill” switches for every banquet room to turn off lights and air-conditioning when space is not in use
  • Recycling of cardboard/paper and glass/plastic
  • Use of recycled tissue & paper towel products throughout the hotel

We are proud to have achieved Gold Status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program and invite you to plan your stay with us the next time you are visiting our area. Visit our website to learn more about our eco-friendly hotel accommodations in New Jersey.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Plan your stay & Experience the Montclair Food & Wine Festival!

Treat your taste buds to the Montclair Food & Wine Festival

Montclair Food & Wine Festival

Montclair is the Food Capital of NJ. Plan your stay for the Montclair Food & Wine Festival and experience the exciting events that will be taking place on Saturday, May 31 through Monday, June 2, 2014. Check below for the schedule of events and plan your getaway in NJ today.

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival benefits St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. The events featured at the NJ festival include:

The Grand Tasting

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Montclair Art Museum
General Admission, 7pm, $95
VIP Admission, 6pm, $120

Food meets art at this tasty event at the Montclair Art Museum. The evening will be filled with diverse culinary offerings from many of the New Jersey’s finest restaurants and purveyors. All wines and spirits presented by Gary’s Wine & Marketplace.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Seminar Series taking place at the following locations:

  • The Pasta Show with Lou + Laura at the Commonwealth Club, 11:30am-1:00pm. Program Fee: $45.
  • NJ Aquaculture: Consider the Oyster + The Clam at the Commonwealth Club, 1:15 -2:45pm. Program Fee: $65.
  • Debunking Myths of Foie Gras with Ariane Daguin + Ariane Duarte at Commonwealth Club, 3:00-4:30pm. Program Fee: $65.
  • Latin Vegan Tapas with Sally Owens of SO Tasty Vegan & Leaf Vodka at Designer Appliances, 4:00-6:00pm. Program Fee: $50.

The Gala Dinner

Monday, June 2, 2014
The Manor, Prospect Ave. in West Orange, NJ
$165 per plate, tables of ten available

Enjoy wines paired by Sharon Sevrens, of Amanti Vino and a fine evening of collaborative culinary wizardry!

Click here to learn more about the Montclair Food & Wine Festival in NJ and plan your stay today!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Congratulations, Class of 2014 - Host your Graduation Party at our Venue in NJ!

Graduation Party Venues in NJ

Congratulations, Class of 2014!  We invite you to celebrate your accomplishments at our event venue in West Orange, NJ. Our friendly and attentive staff will ensure your graduation party at our venue in NJ is an unforgettable affair from beginning to end.

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we host a wide range of celebrations, which range from intimate events of 50 guests to extravagant galas of hundreds. The various layouts of our event venues allow us to accommodate any type of event, with all budgets taken into consideration.

If choosing to celebrate your graduation party at one of our venues in NJ, we will tailor any menu to your specifications. We offer a number of menu options from cocktail receptions, buffets or plated dinners. Learn more about Wilshire Caterers on our website or contact us at 973-736-3240 to organize a private tour of our event venues at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

We hope you’ll choose to celebrate your graduation at one of our party and event venues in NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with us in NJ!

Memorial Day Weekend in NJ

Have you made plans for Memorial Day yet? The holiday is fast approaching. Don’t forget to plan your Memorial Day weekend getaway with us in NJ!

Along with the many Memorial Day parades and ceremonies taking place in NJ, there are several family-friendly attractions and activities to visit during your Memorial Day weekend visit here in NJ.

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, the Newark Museum will be open on Memorial Day, May 26th, 2014. It’s your last chance to catch American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell at the NJ museum!

If the weather is nice, you can head to our front desk and rent one of our beach cruises.  Take a scenic bike ride to the local sites, which include the beautiful Verona Park. If looking to relax, take in the fresh air on our back patio featuring a seven-foot professional putting green.

There are plenty of things to do this Memorial Day weekend in NJ! Begin and end your trip with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Visit our website and learn about our cozy accommodations and convenient amenities.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ