What happens when Westgate Resorts acquires a midtown Hilton hotel near Grand Central Station in NYC? Great things happen! The history behind Westgate New York Grand Central is a long and fascinating timeline, most recently punctuated by the purchase of (what once was) a Hilton hotel in Midtown Manhattan's East corridor, that previously was part of the Hilton family of hotels, under various monikers. Learn more about this stage in our hotel's history below and discover the storied history behind this amazing, iconic building!
This former Hilton hotel in Midtown Manhattan has origins that date back even further. Jump in time back to the 1920s when prominent developer Fred F. French planned out the surrounding Tudor City complex, a small skyscraper 'city' within Manhattan that featured everything from community centers to public gardens and even a golf course. Now sporting about 300 rooms with private balconies and unfettered views of NYC, the hotel became a part of Hilton's collection, with vintage photos in the lobby that transported visitors back to “Old” New York. Located just east of Grand Central Station, this midtown Hilton hotel may have served as lodging to longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, famous pianist Lady Beatrice and New York City restaurateur legend “Slim Carol.” The hotel has gone under several Hilton brand names during its time with them, including:
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