Westgate Resorts acquired the former Hilton New York Grand Central and the hotel has been rebranded as Westgate New York City. The 23-floor, 300-room, two-tower property is located in the historic Tudor City neighborhood within the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s East Side.

“It is with great excitement that I announce Westgate has purchased its first urban hotel located in none other than the Big Apple,” said David Siegel, founder & CEO of Westgate Resorts. “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.”

Recognized by Historic Hotels of America, this historic landmark opened in 1931 and was formerly known as the Hotel Tudor, Hilton Manhattan East and the Hilton New York Grand Central. It features gothic-revival architecture and pre-war charm blended with modern luxuries.

Westgate will continue to operate the resort as a hotel while it undergoes an extensive renovation. Hotel amenities include a business center, 24-hour fitness center, casual eatery and valet parking as well as 3,500 square feet of meeting space.