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October 2015

Enjoy Remarkable Stash Rewards When You Book with Us

Stash Rewards help you earn free overnight stays!

Looking for a unique hotel experience but also love the idea of earning points for your stays?  You CAN have both!  Stash Hotel Rewards allow members to enjoy discounts at unique, independent hotels in over 150 cities around the United States and at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ we are proud to be a part of this opportunity!

Stash Rewards

Stash Rewards help guests skip the middle-man and book direct - the Stash site will send you to the hotel site to book direct. Or, pick up the phone and book with a friendly human. Members can earn 5 points per dollar on eligible room rates. Bringing the family? Collect on two rooms in one reservation. Extended stay? Earn points for up to 29 nights in one stay.

Use your points how YOU want. No blackout dates and no expiration dates. Stash redemption rates are dynamic so you can score great deals.

Ready to stay? At The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ we will even extend a sweeter deal – Our Stash Hotel Rewards Package will award 2500 additional Stash Points at check out when you sign up for the rewards card at check-in!

When you visit the Wilshire Grand  in West Orange, you will be whisked away for a charming adventure in savings. We make it easy for guests to enjoy their visit and have the opportunity to invest in reward points!  

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Our Thanksgiving Dinner Planning Guide

Prepare for the holiday with these stress-free Thanksgiving tips.

Thanksgiving Dinner Planning Guide

When the holidays come around, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of planning and preparation that comes with the celebrations. If you are the planner of the family, take a moment to prepare for festive times with these helpful tips.

Using a calendar or planner to schedule out the timeline for Thanksgiving dinner may seem silly, but it will help tremendously. Knowing exactly when and how everything should be done will make the upcoming days feel like a breeze.

Start weeks in advance by ordering and renting items you will need. The turkey, chairs and tables, and cleaning services are examples. Get as much out of the way as you can before Thanksgiving approaches.

Buy nonperishable items a week or so before. This includes food, utensils and centerpieces. Avoid the rush at the stores that typically occurs closer to the day. As it nears, prepare food items that you can freeze or refrigerate ahead of time. Piecrusts, casseroles and gravy are examples.

Remember to thaw out the turkey based on its size. Butterball has a great guide to help. On the day, make an oven schedule for items that need to bake besides the turkey. People always want to chip in, so take advantage and ask for help or have them bring a dish to ease your load.

Creating a schedule using the Thanksgiving dinner planning guide tips that Epicurious, Williams-Sonoma and Food Network offer will make you look like a pro.

Make it even easier and have information ready about a local hotel for your relatives and friends from out of town, such as The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Visit our website to book online quickly and easily. This way, you can rest after the month-long preparations come to an end.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Essential Cold Weather Wedding Tips

Consider our latest guidelines for winter wedding planning.

Cold Weather Wedding Tips
If you are planning a wedding in New Jersey this winter, it's important to consider some cold weather wedding tips to keep everyone comfortable and stylish despite frigid temperatures. The bride and groom, along with the bridesmaids, can be stylish and still make concessions for the weather. Snow or slush in the forecast? Don’t forget to bring along winter gear such as boots and coats if only to travel from the limousine to the wedding location. The comfort of guests must also be kept in mind. Make sure it's not too warm in the reception area which can easily happen at a crowded gathering.

There can be many benefits to having a wedding in winter, such as incorporating the festive mood of the holiday season. It's entirely appropriate to combine seasonal décor with the wedding. Even if the event is after the New Year, you can maintain some winter-themed centerpieces and decorations with snowflakes, winter trees covered in sparkling lights and cool winter colors. If the wedding is taking place in the coldest of months, you might even consider the opposite approach and create a beach or Hawaiian theme complete with palm tree decorations and tropical drinks.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ is one of the most convenient and elegant wedding reception venues for a winter wedding. You have access to more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for the event, including a private reception area and bridal suite. An experienced concierge will help with every aspect of the wedding. The Wilshire Grand Hotel has onsite catering to help make your wedding menu perfect. All weddings are customized to ensure that your winter wedding turns out exactly the way you envision it, so contact us today to get started planning.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Get Ready for Disney on Ice in NJ

Frozen is one of Prudential Center events in November.

The magical world of Arendelle and the heartwarming story of Frozen and more are part of Disney on Ice in NJ, one of the exciting Prudential Center presentations happening November 19th through 23rd. Take the family to enjoy this fantastical tale that is accompanied with ice-skating, beautiful music, enticing special effects and an enchanting story.

Disney on Ice in NJ
You'll be whisked away to a special experience as you'll see this animated tale skated live with grace. Dazzling special effects add to the wonder as the amazing story of the royal sisters, Elsa and Anna, is brought to life through music and movement. You'll hear "Let It Go" and meet up with the snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the gang of trolls as they find out that love is the power to bring the ultimate magic. Surround yourself and your family with the enchantment of this skating program, hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic with some of your favorite characters as they make a guest appearances as well; Disney princesses and friends from The Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney's The Lion King will all be joining Mickey on the ice. This exciting November event is only happening at a choice of daytime and evening performance times on the 19th through 23rd.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ welcomes you to stay with us while you are here for the Disney on Ice Frozen performance. Relax in comfort after a busy day of family fun. Browse our website to learn more about our rooms and amenities. We are less than 20 minutes from the enchanted world of Frozen at the Prudential Center and invite you to savor our hotel while visiting.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ