One look at the Treasure Island (heck, even upon hearing its name) and you know this Las Vegas hotel was built during the heyday of the "themed hotel." Those times are over, but Treasure Island (or as those more savvy say, the "TI") is still holding its own.
Beyond the kitsch, business professionals will find a mix of the pleasure and business that makes Las Vegas one of the top convention cities in the world.
1. Treasure Island Overview
Despite the pirate ships docked in front of this hotel, this Vegas resort is for adults.
From the over-sexed pirates and sirens that engage in mock battle nightly in its self-described "cove" to the rowdy fun of Gilley's, a popular bar and restaurant for folks looking to release their inner cowboy (or cowgirl), the TI is usually a must-visit for Las Vegas tourists.
Business travelers, though, will find a more serious side to the hotel (when they want it) through 18,000 square feet of convention space and restaurants that can double as event spaces.
2. Event Space
Event professionals will find an entire floor dedicated just to groups at TI and business travelers won't have to journey far to find it.
Both meeting space and the hotel's guest rooms are based off the same elevator core making it quite convenient for guests. (Trust me, it's ridiculously easy to get from your room to your event.)
TI offers three main meeting spaces, the Treasure Island Ballroom and the Mediterranean and Caribbean Rooms, that can be broken up into nine smaller spaces. Another great feature is that the Banquet Offices and Banquet Kitchen are on the same floor making for quick service and attentive care. Event space decor is dated in terms of modern aesthetics, but is lovely nonetheless.
3. Guest Accommodations
Just like almost every Las Vegas resort, thousands of guest rooms can be found within TI.
Standard accommodations are about 400 square feet (a bit on the low-end for Vegas, but the price is, too!) and come with the now-expected standard hotel amenities of flat-screen TVs, high-speed Internet access and pillow-top beds.
Thanks to a room renovation, accommodations are pleasingly modern. A soothing design decor, free of any theme, provides both leisure and business travelers with a more-than-comfy stay. Look for crisp white sheets on the bed and a mostly muted neutral palette, with the occassional pop of color. Suites range in size from the 630-square-foot Petit Suite to the 1,800-square-foot Penthouse Suite.
A word or warning, though, not all the suites have been remodeled. The Luxury, Premier and Penthouse Suites are still waiting for their moment in the sun.
4. Formal and Casual Dining
Treasure Island offers ten dining options, three of which are fining dining.
For upscale eats, guests may choose from the Asian-inspired Khotan to Phil's Italian Steak House (named after owner, Phil Ruffin).
On the more casual end, Gilley's (mentioned earlier in this story) provides down-home fun with a country vibe (and a mechanical bull!) and, of course, you'll find the requisite Vegas buffet (which hasn't impressed me in the past, but then I readily admit that I'm not a buffet fan).
Event professionals will be interested to hear, however, that many of the hotel's dining spots are available for private lunches. (Most are only open for dinner service). Presentations can either be plated or buffet-style. Many dining venues also offer private or semi-private dining spaces as well when they are open to the masses.
Planner note: a retractable glass wall at Gilley's makes dining especially fun for groups during Las Vegas' more temperate seasons.
5. By The Numbers
Resort fee: Yes
Group size: 15 to 1,100
Meeting rooms: 3 total, able to breakdown into 9 independent spaces
Alternative spaces: Yes, ranging from restaurants to the hotel's pool
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Phone number for event queries: 702.894.7711 or 800.944.7711
Phone number for room reservations: (800) 944-7444
Downloadable property map: Click here
Facilities map: Click here (scroll down once page opens)
Website: Treasure Island online