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Unusual Vegas activities for the adventurous

Finding fun things to do on your Las Vegas vacation doesn’t take a lot of effort or imagination. Just point yourself in the direction of the nearest casino, showroom, shopping mall or celebrity chef restaurant and you’re all but guaranteed a great time.

However …

What if you’re the type whose tastes run towards the unconventional, the unpredictable, the unapologetically offbeat? Can you still have a good time in Vegas?

The answer is a resounding yes. You just have to know where to look. Don’t worry about knowing where to start. Here at Tahiti Resort, a South Pacific-inspired vacation ownership property just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip, we’ve done the research for you. Enjoy!

DIG THIS

Described as a giant sandbox for grown-ups, Dig This lets you live out your heavy equipment-operating fantasies in bulldozers and excavators. Following a 30-minute training and orientation session, guests can dig trenches or build large earthen mounds. There are also skill tests, like moving humongous tires or deftly plucking basketballs from their resting place on top of safety cones. Feel what it’s like to be a real construction worker!

SPEED VEGAS

Tired of living life in the slow lane? Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Corvette at Speed Vegas and put the pedal to the metal. Feel the raw power and precise handling of a fire breathing supercar with a thrilling driving experience on one of Las Vegas’s longest racetracks. What a rush!

SIGNA DERBY MACHINE

Mechanical horse racing machines were once a common site at Las Vegas’ free standing race book gambling emporiums, but now there is only one left in the city. Found on the second floor of the D Las Vegas on Fremont Street, the quarter-operated Sigma Derby Machine allows bettors to book action on five mechanical horses. Betting odds range from 2-1 to 200-1. Once you’ve selected your horse, you have 30 seconds to put in your quarter. Then it’s off to the races!

ZAK BAGANS’ THE HAUNTED MUSEUM

Housed in a Tudor-style home built in 1938 for a prominent Las Vegas businessman and his family, Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum is a storehouse of the weird and macabre the Ghost Adventures personality has acquired traveling the world for his popular Travel Channel show. Take the mandatory guided tour and see Zak’s “possessions,” some of which are allegedly haunted. The collection even includes personal effects once belonging to infamous serial killers. Visitors beware: The once-abandoned house may still harbor evil spirits and was allegedly the site of satanic rituals in the basement. How many times do we have to say it? Don’t go in the basement!

JOHNSON J-BAR-B STABLES

This private horse ranch and equestrian center offers a whimsical visual feast just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Sheet metal cowboys and cowgirls sit atop various structures, bombs and cutout metal flowers decorate the side gate, silhouettes of horses and sunflowers dot the fences and interior buildings, and old farm implements and horseshoes have been repurposed for maximum esthetic appeal. Built in 1961, the once far-flung stables have been reeled in and overtaken by the city. They are a reminder of a time when Las Vegas was not the runaway metropolis it has become, but an open desert with a patchwork population.

SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS

Art to some, painted rocks to others, Seven Magic Mountains is a series of stacked neon boulders that rise some 35 feet above the desert floor 20 minutes south of Las Vegas. Like all public works of art, Seven Magic Mountains is in the eye of the boulder – er, beholder.

KISS MONSTER MINI-GOLF COURSE

Located inside the Rio Hotel and Casino, this KISS-themed mini golf course gives duffers the opportunity to roll a putt up the 15-foot tongue and into the gaping maw of Gene Simmons. Added bonus: a live DJ playing KISS music while you play.

MERMAID SWIM SHOW

If swimming with the fishes isn’t high on your bucket list, perhaps you’d prefer to watch lovely mermaids cavort with our gilled friends in the 117,000 gallon aquarium of the Silverton Hotel’s Mermaid Lounge. The effect is mesmeric and the price is right – free!

TAHITI RESORT LAS VEGAS

Tahiti Resort brings a touch of the South Pacific to Las Vegas. Just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip, Tahiti is a tropical oasis in the desert. A thatch porte cochere is the centerpiece of our entrance, while tropical landscaping and decorations complete the theme. All-suite guest units offer uncommon space, convenience and privacy, and two 24-hour pools, a 24-hour hot tub, putting green, fitness center, and onsite activities will keep you happily occupied during your visit.

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NFL Draft is coming to Vegas! Book your Tahiti Resort hotel room now!

With the conclusion of the Big Game we can now turn our football attention to the NFL Draft, which, like the former Raiders of Oakland, is coming to Las Vegas in 2020.

More than 400,000 people are expected in town April 23-25 to witness the annual rite of passage for college players into the pros. If you’re planning to be among the nearly half million visitors in attendance, please consider that there are 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas. So unless you have Vegas friends with a spare room or couch, it is therefore advisable to book your Tahiti Resort visit now or risk getting locked out of all the fun.

Don’t wait. Book a visit to tropical Tahiti Resort Las Vegas today and ensure you’ll have comfortable accommodations for the NFL draft.

If you’ve never been to Tahiti Resort, you simply must experience Las Vegas’ South Pacific-inspired retreat.

Tahiti Resort brings a touch of the South Pacific to Las Vegas. Just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip, Tahiti is a tropical oasis in the desert. A thatch porte cochere is the centerpiece of our entrance, while tropical landscaping and decorations complete the theme. All-suite guest units offer uncommon space, convenience and privacy, and two 24-hour pools, a 24-hour hot tub, putting green, fitness center, and onsite activities will keep you happily occupied during your visit.

 Tahiti Resort’s 93 guest units include 69 two-bedroom and 16 deluxe two-bedroom suites. They include numerous convenient amenities, including a full kitchen and washer-dryer. We also provide free daily shuttle service to the Strip, a grocery shuttle, and tours to the Fremont Street Experience and Red Rock Canyon. Tahiti is the ideal choice for comfort, convenience and fun.

 Guests enjoy an array of amenities at Tahiti All-Suite Resort, including two 24-hour pools, a 24-hour hot tub, a putting green, a fitness center, onsite activities, a complimentary continental-style breakfast, ground-level covered parking, 24-hour business center and fax service, a complimentary Strip and grocery shuttle, and excursions to Red Rock Canyon and the Fremont Street Experience.

 According to news reports, the NFL Draft will be worthy of a Las Vegas production. Draft prospects will be ferried by boat to a stage at the Fountains of Bellagio and introduced one by one.

The celebration — at the NFL Draft red carpet, main stage and NFL Draft Experience — will include immersive activities, live entertainment and performances, the league said. All events are free and open to the public.

The main stage will be next to the Caesars Forum conference center, where fans can watch the draft selections. The Las Vegas Raiders – how does that sound? – have seven picks in the draft, including picks No. 12 and 19 in the first round and five in the initial three rounds. This is the NFL as only Las Vegas can do it!

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How to bet the Big Game in Las Vegas

The biggest sporting event of the year is upon us.

For fans of the two teams playing for the championship of professional football on Feb. 2, the Big Game is a culmination of a season’s or lifetime’s worth of devotion. Hopes and dreams of vicarious glory are fulfilled or dashed depending on which side of the scoreboard your rooting interest falls.

For everyone else, it’s all about the money.

The Big Game is the most heavily wagered sporting contest in the nation if not the world; people come to Las Vegas from all over to lay down their cash and hope for a bountiful return on investment. While bets on the point spread, money line and over/under commonly cross the sportsbook window, over the years prop bets have gained in popularity among the (especially low stakes) wagering public.

The appeal of prop bets lies in their ubiquity and quirky character. Bettors can wager on hundreds of propositions ranging from the game-centric (which team or player will score first?) to the exotic (will the national anthem take more or less than two minutes?). Please click here to see a comprehensive list of prop bets for this year’s Big Game.

What follows are some of our favorites (and some we would like to see offered). If you’re fuzzy on sports betting terminology and wondering what the plus and minus figures are, they are the money line totals. For instance, plus 300 means you have to bet $100 to win $300 (or $10 to win $30). Minus $500 means you have to bet $500 to win $100 (or $50 to win $10).

OUR FAVORITE BIG GAME PROP BETS

Will the coin toss be heads or tails?

Get your betting day off to a great start with a proposition that gives you a 50-50 chance of success.
Yes (Even)
No (Even)

Will the singer of the national anthem forget or omit a word?

In other words, will 28-year-old Demi Lovato have a senior moment in front 80,000 people at the game and millions around the world watching on television and streaming devices?
Yes (+300)
No (-500)

Jersey number of the first player to score a touchdown.

The two numerals before the decimal point in the 31.5 over-under figure below indicate a player number. Taking the over means you’re betting that a player wearing a jersey number higher than 31 scores the first touchdown. Taking the under means you’re betting that a player wearing jersey number 31 or less than 31 scores the first touchdown. The arbitrarily chosen figure comes at a steep price: The San Francisco player who wears No. 31, running back Raheem Mostert, is a touchdown machine who crossed the goal line four times in his last game.
Over 31.5 (+140)
Under 31.5 (-400)

Will both teams score in all four quarters?

A yes means you think the 49ers and Chiefs will score a touchdown, field goal or safety in every quarter. Even with offenses as explosive as Kansas City and San Francisco’s, this is a lot to ask.
Yes (+140)
No (-270)

Will there be overtime?

Only one previous Big Game has extended beyond four quarters.  That was in 2017, when Tom Brady famously led the Patriots back from a 28-3 third quarter deficit against the Falcons, tied the game in regulation, and won it in overtime.
Yes (+350)
No (-375)

Will San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan blow another 28-3 lead in the third quarter? Shanahan was offensive coordinator of the Falcons in their unprecedented Big Game meltdown against the Patriots. His play calling was widely criticized and largely blamed for Atlanta’s historic collapse.
(Yes +50)
(No -2000)

PROP BETS WE’D LIKE TO SEE

Will a player injure himself in celebration and be unable to continue?

This would be a first in Big Game history, which explains the low odds. Injury owing to excessive celebration, though rare, isn’t unheard of. In a regular season game in 2001, an excitable Arizona kicker injured himself when, after converting a field goal, he jumped for joy and blew out his knee on the landing.
Yes (-400)
No (+120)  

Will the referee tossing the coin to determine who gets the ball first mistakenly call tails if it lands heads or vice versa?

This actually happened during a regular season Thanksgiving Day game a number of years ago. What will it be next, reviewing the coin toss?
Yes (+500)
No (-400)

TAHITI RESORT LAS VEGAS

If you’re planning to spend the Big Game weekend in Las Vegas, book a spacious guest room at Tahiti Resort Las Vegas. Tahiti Resort brings a touch of the South Pacific to Las Vegas. Just three miles from the world famous Las Vegas Strip, Tahiti is a tropical oasis in the desert. A thatch porte cochere is the centerpiece of our entrance, while tropical landscaping and decorations complete the theme. All-suite guest units offer uncommon space, convenience and privacy, two 24-hour pools, a 24-hour hot tub, putting green and fitness center that will keep you happily occupied during your visit.

Tahiti’s 93 guest units include 69 two-bedroom and 16 deluxe two-bedroom suites. They include numerous convenient amenities, including a full kitchen and washer-dryer in select rooms. We also provide free daily shuttle service to the Strip, a grocery shuttle, and tours to the Fremont Street Experience and Red Rock Canyon. Tahiti is the ideal choice for comfort, convenience and fun.

Book your Big Game weekend visit to Las Vegas and Tahiti Resort today. We’re an easy commute to dozens of Las Vegas Strip sportsbooks including the Tropicana and Mirage, where our free Strip shuttle stops once an hour. Please remember: only bet what you can afford to win!

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Vegas Vacation at Tahiti Resort!

Jan. 28, 2020, marks the second annual National Plan for Vacation Day, an idea that encourages Americans to plan their vacations early in the year and take them throughout the next 365 days. The Day is a leisure industry response to a curious trend that has seen Americans forego their vacation days, in many cases out of guilt, to work more often. In a nation of laborers who wear their work ethic like a badge of honor, vacations are well deserved but not often taken.

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Get this:

Did you know 662 million vacation days went unused by American workers last year?

Were you aware approximately 55 percent of Americans do not use their vacation time in a given year?

Can you believe 60 percent of millennials and 40 percent of people 35 and older actually feel guilty for using their vacation time?

Don’t be a statistic.

Our guests enjoy spacious, condo-style accommodations with wonderful amenities, a 24-hour pool and hot tub and easy access to the world famous Las Vegas Strip!

Plan a visit this year to Tahiti Resort Las Vegas by the end of January 2020 and you’ll receive 20 percent off your stay!

Book a visit today to Tahiti Resort, an intimate, island-themed resort in Las Vegas!

Las Vegas holiday attractions

Christmas lights are almost redundant in a place like Las Vegas, the eternally glowing city whose preternatural radiance is visible even from outer space. Nevertheless, the holidays are a festive time in the Entertainment Capital of the World, and the city feverishly celebrates the occasion with seasonal events that are fun for the whole family.

If you’re spending Christmas with us at tropical Tahiti Resort, a South Pacific-themed property just minutes from the world famous Las Vegas Strip, you should take the time to sample the many wondrous attractions throughout the city – attractions that belie the notion of Las Vegas as nothing but an adult playground.

LAS VEGAS STRIP

Bellagio Fountains and Conservatory

The dancing waters outside the Bellagio, just three miles from Tahiti Resort on the Las Vegas Strip, put on a special holiday show featuring classic holiday tunes on the half and quarter hours throughout the Christmas season. While you’re there, step inside the hotel and marvel at the awe-inspiring Christmas display at the Bellagio Conservatory. It’s a spectacular winter wonderland that features abundant lights, poinsettias and a 40-foot Christmas tree!

Cosmo, Mandalay Bay, LINQ

While you’re on the Strip be sure to take in the holiday attractions at the Cosmopolitan, Mandalay Bay and the LINQ. Nothing is more emblematic of the holiday season than the Cosmopolitan’s rooftop ice skating rink overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. You’ll find fire pits, plenty of places to sit, and a menu of warm cocktails, comfort foods and hot chocolate. Snow showers fall every 30 minutes to complement the wintry holiday atmosphere. There is also a 65-foot digital marquee showing holiday movies while skaters navigate the 4,200-square foot rink.

ARIA

Not far from Tahiti Resort Las Vegas, the sweetest holiday attraction on the Strip resides at Aria, in whose lobby resides a 15-foot tall gingerbread house. The three-tiered display is seven feet wide, 12 feet deep and is comprised of more than 400 pounds of gingerbread in addition to more than 60,000 peppermints, 200 pounds of icing, 80 pounds of chocolate and more than 1,000 pounds of candy. It is accompanied by a 5-foot-tall gingerbread man who tips the scales at a svelte 120 pounds. Please resist the temptation to sample. The gingerbread house is for viewing only.

Venetian and Palazzo

These center Strip sister properties celebrate the holidays with thousands of lights, towering Christmas trees and nightly shows.

The Venetian’s 65-foot-tall Christmas Tree is lit with 50,000 programmable LED lights, adorned with more than 5,000 ornaments and weighs more than 12,000 pounds. It takes approximately 12 people nearly three days to install.

The Palazzo’s  winter gardens feature white poinsettias, ice branches and glittering frosted trees courtesy of the resort’s horticulture team. Hand-crafted white and pearl peacock statues overlook the guests.

Wynn

Not to be outdone, the neighboring Wynn celebrates the season with festive activities and events throughout the resort.

CELEBRATE LIKE A LOCAL

Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden

Located in suburban Henderson, about 13 miles east of Tahiti Resort Las Vegas, Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden is one of Las Vegas’ favorite holiday attractions. The three-acre Botanical Cactus Garden, adjacent to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, is a sight to behold during the holiday season and features more than one million lights. Open through January 1, 2020, the annual event is free to attend. Visit us on select nights for choir performances in the garden and photos with Santa.

 

The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

Celebrate the holidays with a cherished Southern Nevada tradition – the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village! The Magical Forest, approximately five miles north of Tahiti Resort Las Vegas, is filled with sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food and endless holiday cheer. Every year through Dec. 31 Opportunity Village’s Las Vegas grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring hundreds of trees lit with millions of bright LED lights and fun activities. Don’t miss it!

Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show

Every year Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, approximately 12 miles east of Tahiti Resort Las Vegas on Boulder Highway, transforms its pioneer-themed Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show into a Winter Wonderland experience. The holiday display gives visitors a peek inside Santa’s workshop, where the elves are busy making toys and loading the sleigh. A nine-minute holiday laser light show features classic holiday tunes and runs daily every hour.

Book a visit to sunny Tahiti Resort, a French Mediterranean-themed timeshare property just three miles west of the world famous Las Vegas Strip.

Let’s talk turkey!

As we prepare for Thanksgiving at family friendly Tahiti Resort, a tropical island-inspired resort near the Las Vegas Strip, we take this opportunity to tell you, ahead of the biggest eating day of the year in America, that select guest suites come with full kitchens and large ovens. So if you’re visiting us over the Thanksgiving holiday and would rather cook your own turkey than eat out, you’re in luck!

In the meantime, here are some interesting and surprising facts about America’s favorite sacrificial lamb, the turkey.

DID YOU KNOW?

Turkeys can exhibit more than 20 distinct vocalizations, including the distinctive male gobble that can be heard a mile away.

Turkeys recognize other turkeys by their distinctive voices. No two sound alike.

Turkeys have their own internal GPS. They have the ability to learn precise details of even the largest habitat.

Wild turkeys (the bird, not the beverage) can reach the old driving speed limit of 55 miles per hour in flight.  Due to selective breeding (for obvious fattening reasons), domestic turkeys are ill-suited for lift-off and unable to fly.

Turkeys can run up to 25 miles per hour. Fast, but not fast enough to evade their dinner table fate.

Founding father Benjamin Franklin is said to have proposed to make wild turkeys the symbolic American bird instead of the bald eagle. Who knows? If he had gotten his way we may have all been eating bald eagles for Thanksgiving.

Male turkeys will attack their reflection in mirrors or windows.

The red dangly appendage under a turkey’s chin is called a wattle. The red flappy thing atop the beak is called the snood, which can change color with the bird’s mood.

Turkey meat in and of itself does not make you sleepy. More likely your post-dinner lethargy is caused by the over-consumption of carbs and alcohol.

Turkeys have two stomachs and no teeth. How did they evolve to have an extra tummy? Lacking the chompers to break down food, turkeys developed an extra stomach to aid in digestion.

There is an organization called the National Turkey Foundation. No one knows what it does precisely, but apparently one of its missions is extracting pertinent turkey data that can be shared with journalists looking for pertinent turkey data. Like this: According to official National Turkey Foundation research, the vast majority of people (88 percent) eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

If you’re staying at Tahiti Resort Las Vegas over Thanksgiving and planning to cook your own bird, we are pleased to share the following tips for a juicy and flavorful turkey from renowned celebrity chef Jason Diaz.

CHEF JASON’S TURKEY TIPS

Chef Jason Diaz 17 South Booze & Bites Las Vegas
Chef Jason Diaz

Brine the turkey at least 24 hours in a mixture of salt and sugar (equal parts), lemons, oranges and herb sachet (I like to use sage, thyme and whole peppercorns).

Rub compound butter made with unsalted butter, garlic and herbs under the skin of the bird and on the skin prior to roasting to infuse flavor and also help to keep the bird moist.

Baste the turkey during the roasting process to help ensure that the bird stays juicy.

One thing most people tend to do is overcook turkey, leaving it dry. Poultry should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. I personally like to pull it out of the oven at around 160 degrees and allow it to rest. The carryover cooking process should take it to 165 degrees.

Thank you, Jason!

And happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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Las Vegas on the cheap

How can you improve on a visit to Vegas and tropical Tahiti Resort, a South Pacific-inspired property just three miles from the world famous Strip? By visiting Vegas – and taking home more than you spent! As the undisputed Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas offers its 42 million annual visitors an abundance of activities unrivaled anywhere on the planet. Unsurprisingly, there is an upside and a downside to this cavalcade of entertainment opportunities. The downside? You can easily break your budget if you’re not paying attention. The good news is, you can enjoy all of Vegas’ infinite variety of treasures, often at a substantial discount, if you know where to look.

HOTEL ROOMS

Let’s start with ways to save on hotel room rates. There is no reason to pay full price if you’re willing to make a few simple concessions. First, consider a midweek visit when room rates are ridiculously affordable at even the high end Strip properties.

Next, consider sharing a room and splitting the cost. Also, make sure to investigate promotions on your hotel’s website. You can often find free buffet passes, show tickets and nightclub line passes in addition to other generous discounts.


RESTAURANTS

You should also join a hotel’s gaming club for immediate access to discounted room rates and exclusive promotions.  If you live in Las Vegas, be sure take advantage of generous rates for local residents.

You can score discount eats at many Las Vegas restaurants through GrouponTravelzoo and DestinationCoupons. Another way to save on food is to take advantage of pre-show dinner pricing. Many Las Vegas hotel restaurants offer a pre-show menu offering great food at a discount price. Patronizing restaurants during happy hour and reverse happy hour is another good way to save on meals.

Buffets, as emblematic of Las Vegas as showgirls and slot machines, can offer great value for the devious. For instance, if you want to attend a dinner buffet and not pay the higher asking price, go to the cheaper lunch buffet and intentionally slow-eat your way toward the dinner hour, when the buffet staff substitutes the lunch items for the high-end dinner fare. You’ll save yourself a lot of dough and give new meaning to the phrase “all you can eat.”

Joining a hotel’s gaming rewards program and eating in a hotel’s food court are two other good ways to save on food during your Las Vegas visit.

 SHOW TICKETS

You can’t come to Vegas and not see a show. Unfortunately, tickets for many of the popular shows can cost you more than $100 per person. Here are ways to save:

Photo source: Tix4Tonight

Stop by a Tix4Tonight booth the day of the show and receive a 50 percent discount! It is advisable to arrive early in order to avoid the typically long lines.

Book online at the show’s official website. It’s where you’ll typically find the cheapest prices. Also, be sure to click on the hotel’s “Offers” tab under its show listing for exclusive deals.

Hotel guests are also eligible for discounted show tickets, so be sure to check what’s playing at your resort.

NIGHTCLUBS

Nightclubs in Las Vegas are as ubiquitous as buffets, and harder to get into. Mile-long lines greet you at the door on any given weekend night, and you can spend a guilt-inducing fortune on admission and bottle service if you don’t know the ins and outs and the ways around. First things first: get a V Card nightlife pass. You’ll avoid the lines and the cover charge and receive VIP access to more than 30 of Las Vegas’ most popular nightclubs and day clubs.

Females are advised to seek out club promoters for free vouchers to Las Vegas nightclubs. Promoters are highly visible on the Strip and typically wear the club’s T-shirt for easy identification. Another savvy move is to Google VIP Hosts in Vegas on Instagram and Twitter. They will get you onto the wait list if you text or call them by 8 p.m. Another effective tack if you are a group of girls is to ask the host if a group of guys with a table is looking for female company. The host will either pair the girls and guys in line to expedite the wait or send the girls directly to the guys’ table. You can also gain free entry into the hotel’s nightclub by eating in the hotel’s restaurant.

ATTRACTIONS

Procuring a Las Vegas Explorer Pass allows you to visit up to seven of the most popular Las Vegas attractions for one low price. The Las Vegas Explorer Pass will grant you discount admission to the High Roller observation wheel, Madame Tussauds, Hoover Dam, the Stratosphere Hotel observation deck, and VEGAS! The Show, and many other popular attractions.

Book a visit to tropical Tahiti Resort in world famous Las Vegas. With spacious condo-style accommodations and a 24-hour pool and hot tub, you’ll love experiencing Las Vegas on a budget that much more.

 

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Meet our Stars of the Industry Awards nominees

Please join us in acknowledging our Soleil Management nominees for the Stars of the Industry Hospitality Awards Gala. The event, sponsored by the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association and held annually in Las Vegas, celebrates exceptional professionalism and outstanding service of top individuals in the hospitality industry. Each of the candidates from our Soleil Management Las Vegas properties – family friendly Tahiti Resort, Tahiti Village and Club de Soleil – has exhibited those requisite qualities in abundance, and we are pleased to nominate them in their respective categories for this prestigious award.

They are:

Monique Makhlouf
Director of Learning and Development, Soleil Management
Learning & Development Professional of the Year

Julian Ross
Director of Owner Services & Revenue Management, Soleil Management
Revenue Management Professional of the Year

Thomas Gardipee
Front Desk Agent, Tahiti Resort Las Vegas
Guest Services Professional of the Year

Dave Campbell
Recreation Manager, Tahiti Village
Emerging Leader of the Year

Michele Kline
Area General Manager, Tahiti Resort Las Vegas & Club de Soleil
Woman in Lodging of the Year

Nominees are chosen based on their length of service, their outstanding service skills as well their community involvement. Many are nominated by their leaders, however many are also nominated by peers. Winners are determined through a voting process and kept top secret until the awards ceremony.

Based on the submitted criteria, a winner is chosen in each of 20 categories. Their identities are kept top secret until the night of the gala.  The program lists every nominee and the slide show also shows each nominee, giving everyone the chance to recognize and thank these extraordinary people for their exceptional service.

The 9th Annual Stars of the Industry Awards Gala (SOTI) will take place on October 17 from 6-9 p.m. at Mandalay Bay.  Best of luck to all our nominees.

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Monique
Stars of the Industry Awards gala Las Vegas Soleil Management Tahiti Resort
Michele
Stars of the Industry Awards gala Las Vegas Soleil Management Tahiti Village
Dave

 

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Thomas
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Julian

Honoring our shining stars

Housekeepers and maintenance engineers are the backbone of any resort operation. Here at Tahiti Resort, a Polynesian-themed property near the world famous Las Vegas Strip, we took the opportunity recently to celebrate their hard work with a day a food, fun and recognition. Nearly 20 of our most valuable team members gathered Oct. 3 on the Tahiti Resort Las Vegas parking lot, where they participated in a series of contests that tested their steadiness, challenged their precision and relieved them of their senses.

“We can’t do what we do without you,” Tahiti Resort general manager Michele Kline told the assembled prior to the competition. “You perform a really difficult job admirably and with a great attitude, so this is the one time we can get together, relax and have a great time.”

Splitting into two teams for each event, the participants competed in what may be termed a Housekeeper Olympics, where the winners earned gold-colored medals, the accolades of their peers and bragging rights for an entire year.

SHAKY TRAY RELAY RACE

 

First to test their skill was the four-person Shaky Tray Relay Race, a nervy balance exercise that required each contestant to carry a tray of wobbly shower amenities from the tennis court baseline to a partner standing at the net. That individual in turn would retrace the steps back to the baseline and hand off the tray to another waiting teammate. If the contents on the tray spilled before each carrier reached the desired destination, the individual was required to return to the original starting point, reset the amenities and try again, meanwhile falling ever farther behind. This was repeated four times until the team with the steadiest gate crossed the finish line first without a spill.

WILD WILD WASHCLOTH

 

Next was the Wild Wild Washcloth, a pressure-packed exercise in fast folding aptitude where the winners were judged to have folded the most towels in three minutes. The catch? Each folded washcloth had to meet a strict set of guidelines as determined by management, which were as follows:

Guideline 1: the label must hidden.
Guideline 2: the fluffy ends must be visible on both sides.

Folded towels that did not conform to these exacting standards were disqualified.

CAN’T SEE SHEET

Lastly, Can’t See Sheet was an object lesson in ocular independence. For this event, two teams of two blindfolded participants stood face to face holding an outstretched bedsheet. The team to fold it neat, fold it fast and fold it first was declared the winner.

Thanks to our valuable guest room attendants and all our team members for their dedication and hard work. We appreciate their efforts and hope to make Housekeeper Appreciation Day a yearly event.

Book a stay today at Tahiti Resort Las Vegas and get to know our shining stars!

 

Tahiti Resort Las Vegas wins TripAdvisor’s coveted Certificate of Excellence!

Tahiti Resort Las Vegas thanks our many visitors for helping us earn the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The award is given by the world’s largest online travel agency to only the most exceptional performers and top ratings earners in TripAdvisor’s global business community.

We are honored to receive the recognition and are proud of our standing in the top 25 percent of TripAdvisor’s Las Vegas rankings. It lets us know we are meeting the high standards we set for ourselves and consistently providing excellent customer service. We will work hard to win another one next year.

We truly appreciate your support and look forward to serving you on your next visit to family friendly Tahiti Resort, a Las Vegas island-themed resort just three miles from the world famous Strip.

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