We’ll Soon Have Another Points Hotel On The Las Vegas Strip


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There was a time, not all that long ago, when the Las Vegas strip was pretty much devoid of any properties at which the mainstream points currencies could be “earned and burned”.

There was a Westin just off the strip (opposite Harrah’s) and then Marriott built its “Grand Chateau” timeshare property on Harman but, other than that, there weren’t really any other options.

Then Hyatt went into partnership with MGM and the landscape changed. Suddenly a well-known (and highly collected) points currency could be earned and burned at a whole host of well-known Vegas properties.

IHG also got involved in Vegas though its partnership with the Venetian and Palazzo properties, Wyndham partnered with Caesars Entertainment, Marriott added the Cosmopolitan, Hilton took over the Mandarin Oriental (and rebranded it as a Waldorf Astoria) and now, in a recent press release, Radisson has announced that it’s joining the Vegas points party.

Image courtesy of Radisson

From “later this year” Radisson will be adding the Treasure Island property to its portfolio and it will be rebranded as “Treasure Island – TI Hotel & Casino, a Radisson Hotel” (not exactly a name which just rolls off your tongue is it?)

I haven’t set foot in Treasure Island for years so I can’t really give an opinion on its current state but hopefully, it’s had a makeover in the recent past as it definitely needed one the last time I visited!

Radisson’s press release describes the property as having almost 3,000 rooms and a “contemporary style and high-energy atmosphere” so, as that’s definitely not the TI I remember, I’m going to assume it’s had a makeover 🙂

Bottom Line

So far there hasn’t been any mention of how many points a night at Treasure Island will cost, but considering Vegas hotel prices are rarely particularly high (for entry-level rooms), this will probably be a property where booking with cash and electing to earn points (rather than burning them) will be the better way to go more often than not.

I’ll update this post as and when Radisson adds TI to its website and the Radisson Rewards program.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve drastically curtailed my Vegas trips since resort fees because so prevalent. Add in much tighter comps, and it’s just so tough to find value.

    • Me too. Between the horrendous resort fees and the obnoxious parking charges, Vegas has become a lot more expensive in the last 5 – 10 years and, as someone who used to visit 5 – 6 times a year, it’s now not a place I visit very often anymore.

  2. Is it true in Vegas – as it is in Atlantic City – that Caesars Rewards members who are Diamond level and above don’t get charged for parking nor resort fees (just taxes)?

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