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TI - Treasure Island - The Real Deal :
TI-Treasure Island was a neato place... great layout, great gaming, affordable yet upscale accomodations and a brand new identity crisis. With the end of family era Vegas Treasure Island found itself faced with a dilemma, either we go all the way to Circus Circus family fun or accentuate the Paradise vibe and try and steal some younger clientele from Palms, Rio and the Hard Rock. Who knows if this has worked, but they sure are marketing the place that way... gone is Treasure Island and in is T.I.. Perhaps a midlife crisis? Perhaps doomed to the fate of the wrecking ball? Either way, the pirate ship nonsense inside the casino is just plain tacky these days.
Location of TI - Treasure Island:
TI - Treasure Island is on the West side of the Strip, next to the Fashion Show Mall. TI-Treasure Island is attached to the Mirage on the south side and is neighbors with the Venetian/Palazzo across the street and Wynn Las Vegas on the opposite corner of the intersection.
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TI - Treasure Island History
Opened in October 1993 at a price tag of $430 million dollars, Treasure Island and its sister resort The Mirage are one of the pioneers in the late 80s Las Vegas bulding boom. From its family oriented Buccanner Bay pirate ship spectacular (since replaced by the underwhelming 'Sirens of TI' show) to its more recent shift to sex sells marketing, TI - Treasure Island seldomly fails to deliver on its promise of a good time... except in the casino. More on that on the casino page. MGMMirage sold TI to former New Frontier owner Phil Ruffin in December 2008 for $775m bucks... all bets are off concerning the future of the joint.
The Rooms at TI - Treasure Island
Rooms and the TI range from $79 (Deluxe Suite, weekday) to $299 (Premiere Suite, weekend). Actually, if you wanted a Premiere Suite midweek you can get a decent rate of $219 in the high season. The hotel itself has recently undergone a change. The pirate-themed, family friendly days are gone and in it's place is a slut den. Ok, ok, we're being a bit harsh here, but what they are selling is SEX. Period. The name has not changed, but the connotation has. Treasure Island now insists on being called TI, like the J-Lo of The Strip, forcing it's new moniker on everyone.
The rooms however seems to be very cozy, if not a bit over done. It is setting the mood for romance, with the whirlpool tubs and the high-speed internet access (oh, is that just us?). Anyhow, looks nice, clean and a good place to have sex with someone you snag from Social House, Tangerine or Mist ultralounges.
Restaurants at TI - Treasure Island
Ah, food. Romance just isn't romance without food. You want some steak with that cock? You can get it at The Steakhouse. What about some Tuscan Italian so you can watch her suck the pasta thru her cherry red lipstick? You got Francesco's. Also, shout-out to Cocktails and Dreams, they have Kahunaville, where the bartenders toss and shake the bottles for our amusement. LA folks can get a taste of home at the Star Trek version of Canter's Deli. There's also a semi-decent buffet and casual coffee shop affair if you don't want to get all gussied up.
Did we mention they've got a Starbucks?
TI - Treasure Island Tips
For some good, trippy fun, you can check out Mystére, the Cirque Du Soleil show at the TI. This is one of 5 Cirques currently in Las Vegas. Your best bet for Cirque du Soleil in the immediate neighborhood is LOVE the Beatles approved spectacle showing at Mirage
The family-friendly pirate show has been given the boot in 2005, but now we have Sirens of TI flaunting their scurvy enhanced boobies at everyone, swinging and jiggling from the mast. Oh, yeah, there is also a burlesque show Tangerine ultralounge.