NEW YORK — The Westgate New York Grand Central hotel is opening Tuesday, June 22 with a $20 million renovation. Located at 304 East 42nd Street in the Tudor City neighborhood of Manhattan, this Midtown East NYC hotel was previously known as Hilton NY Grand Central and before that Hotel Tudor. celebrates the art deco period of the 1930s with a comprehensive period-specific renovation of its 299 Luxe guest rooms and suites, along with a completely reimagined lobby and a brand-new European inspired Tudor City Tavern.
Westgate Resorts is one of the largest timeshare operators in the country and this hotel is the company’s only property in NY.
Each of the newly renovated and redesigned guest rooms at Westgate New York Grand Central feature Herringbone wood flooring, refreshed painting, all-new, period-specific art deco furniture and artwork throughout, as well as updated lighting. The legs of the in-room desk are even made to look like an old radiator. The goal of the renovation was to provide modern amenities while maintaining the charm of Tudor City circa 1930. A true rarity in the city, the Luxe King Balcony rooms allow guests to step outside for fresh air and experience unparalleled views of the city and Manhattan’s East River.
“The goal of the comprehensive renovation of this historic hotel was to modernize the property’s amenities while staying true to the art deco design and paying homage to the rich history of Tudor City, Manhattan,” said Mark Waltrip, Westgate’s Chief Operating Officer. “By incorporating industrial design elements, the property maintains a timeless and classic aesthetic that is newly revitalized with a modern touch of luxury.”
To commemorate the grand reopening of Westgate New York Grand Central, Westgate has invited back as its first guests a couple who honeymooned at the property in 1945 to help them celebrate their recent 75th wedding anniversary. After meeting in Brooklyn, Maurice and Sally Goller tied the knot at a NYC delicatessen in 1945, and enjoyed their honeymoon at the legendary Hotel Tudor (now Westgate New York Grand Central) that same year. The hotel bill was $6.25 per night – a rate that Westgate will be honoring each year the couple returns to celebrate their nuptials.
Additionally, Westgate is extending the opportunity to experience Westgate New York Grand Central for the 1945 rate of $6.25/night to twenty (20) guest parties, for stays (up to three nights) and parties of up to two guests in a Luxe Queen Room by entering the official NYC: A Love Story Contest. Entrants will also be eligible for a special grand prize of a 4-day/3-night stay, including a $200 resort credit, to Westgate New York Grand Central.