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flashback: treasure island, vegas, late summer 2001
2004-05-16 - 11:49 a.m.
© 2001 by Elaine Radford and Roger Williams
Note: This review is based on a visit around late August/early
September 2001. This trip represented one of the few times that Roger
was able to join me for a full-blast, no-holds-barred junket with limo pick-up,
unrestricted RFB, and
spa including massage. Our VIP invitation to the grand opening
of the Venetian was another, but I haven't yet told that story online. This
review was originally published on my old Rockin' High Roller website.
Ah, good old Treasure Island, where there are battles (weather permitting) several times
a night between pirates and a British warship, and we get to see a British captain go down
with his sinking ship...and then come up sputtering. This photograph of the battle was taken
from the Buccaneer Bay Club, which is the gourmet room overlooking the pirate battle.
We asked for an early reservation and a window table so that we could take photographs, and
it worked out beautifully. A lot better than fighting the teeming masses
(and the pickpockets!) down below.
Here's our suite at Treasure Island:
I think it's the only suite I've ever stayed in that had only one TV. Come on, guys!
TVs are cheap these days, haven't you heard?
Not a bad view, though.
And great "his" and "hers" bathrooms, with plenty of room to spread out. They
lose points for not having telephones by the toilets, though. Here's the hot tub
in "her" bathroom.
For a giggle we photographed the room rate on the back of the door.
Are we supposed to believe that anyone ever paid this rate? I mean, aren't you guys
always giving out internet coupons for $79 a night? I guess we VIPs are supposed to
be thinking, wow, I lost all my money but I at least a got a thousand-dollar suite.
The host did throw in a nice gift basket and $100 in free spa services, so I better not
laugh too loud.
No alcohol in that super-healthy gift basket, though:
My honest opinion of Treasure Island? This is still one of the best places to get free
RFB, limo, show tickets, spa, and you don't have to put out as much action as you do
at Mandalay Bay or maybe some of the newer places around. As of my last visit, you could use your RFB at Mirage restaurants and bars as well as at Treasure Island, so you have a very wide selection of restaurants to choose from. And
the hosts seem eager to get your business. However, the pit bosses don't
seem comfortable with high rollers. In fact, I get the impression that Treasure Island
is where MGM Mirage Resorts puts the employees who can't keep a poker face and can't stop
from breaking out into a sweat at the sight of real money. With a top-ranked show (Mystere)
and some excellent restaurants (Buccaneer Bay, Francesca's), they have what it takes
to please a high-end crowd if they would just relax. No one likes to feel that the
supervisor's kids will go to bed hungry if you win one bet. If the pit was as classy
as marketing and the hosts, this place would put most if not all of the newer resorts
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