Westgate acquires former Hilton New York Grand Central Hotel, marking the Orlando based timeshare company’s first entry into New York City.
The two-tower, 23 floor, 300 room hotel is located in the historic Tudor City neighbourhood, at the heart of Manhattan’s East Side and has been rebranded Westgate New York. David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate resorts said, “It is with great excitement that I announce Westgate has purchased its first urban hotel located in none other than the Big Apple, this puts the Westgate flag proudly in the heart of one of the most visited cities in the world. Located on East 42nd Street – only a few blocks from Times Square, The United Nations and Grand Central Station.”
The hotel is somewhat of a historic landmark in New York. It was formerly known as the Hotel Tudor and opened in 1931. The building itself is said to be full of pre-war charm, fused with modern luxuries.
Westgate will continue to operate the resort as a hotel whilst it undergoes renovation. Westgate are planning to add timeshare villas within the property itself and Westgate timeshare owners will receive exclusive discounts toward guest room stays at the hotel.
Amenities at Westgate include a 24-hour business centre, 24-hour fitness centre, valet parking and babysitting services. The business centre, located in the lobby, boasts high-speed internet access, computers, fax machine, printer and photocopier. The hotel also features 3,500 square feet of meeting and event rooms, which can accommodate up to 150 people and include function rooms, executive boardrooms and state-of-the-art technology.
The fitness centre is outfitted with weights, cardio and circuit training equipment, along with a sauna and shower rooms. The hotel has one restaurant onsite, along with a snack and coffee bar.
Nearby attractions include the United Nations Plaza, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Time Square, Madison Square Gardens, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art and the many, many more attractions which New York has to offer.
Westgate Resorts is the largest privately held timeshare company in the world and one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Founded in 1982 by David Siegel, the company is headquartered in Orlando, with 27 themed destination resorts nationwide and more than 14,000 luxury villas and hotel rooms.
New and exclusive developments are sure to attract many new customers seeking a unique holiday experience. But a word of warning: many of these properties are used to sell the dream and, more often than not, customers are persuaded to purchase Long-Term-Holiday-Products and point based holiday products, which are often non-refundable, non-transferable and with virtually no resale value. In addition to this, you will face mounting maintenance fees, which resorts can increase on an annual basis and this is entirely at their discretion.
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