How to Conduct the Perfect Meeting

The clock is ticking, and your important meeting is right around the corner. You might be planning a team building exercise or a strategic planning session for you and several of your closest colleagues. Regardless of the type of meeting, you’ll want to keep several do’s and don’ts in mind to ensure you pull off a meeting that is memorable for all the right reasons.


Do – Determine the Meeting Goal.

Are you looking to boost your business by rallying the troops? If so, consider whether senior-level leaders can attend your meeting to share information and spawn ideas directly with their teams. Then, tailor the meeting space to comfortably accommodate all attendees.


Don’t – Fail to Plan.

A meeting should be collaborative, but it doesn’t mean you should leave interactions among your guests to chance. Create a checklist and agenda that outlines what you and your team should be working on throughout a series of 30-minute or 1-hour time blocks. Then, provide your invitees with the same agenda so they can self-manage their time and help stay on track.


Do – Select the Right Destination and Venue.

Decide on a destination that makes sense for your event and fits within your budget. Las Vegas is ideal for business meetings, as it is accessible via several time choices for airline flights daily and room rental rates are quite attractive. That, plus the wide range of meeting and event spaces in the city, makes Vegas a top choice. Holding your meeting in a fun environment like Sin City can make the entire meeting experience both informational and exhilarating.

Once you’ve determined your head count, seek a venue that offers plenty of space for you and your guests. A good rule of thumb is 30 square feet per person if conducting a conference, 15 square feet per person for a banquet, 20 square feet per person for a classroom-style event, and 12 square feet per person for a theatre style gathering. Ensure there are plenty of outlets and enough space for any other technical setup required.


Don’t – Forget the Food.

Looking for a way to boost the energy and enhance the atmosphere in the room? Provide attendees with a variety of food and beverages that are easy to eat and don’t require a lengthy sit-down meal process. Finger foods and small plates encourage networking and conversations, so ask your venue to set up an array of small tables around the meeting room to keep people moving. Coffee and tea can help keep guests alert and engaged throughout the event, too.


Do – Ask for Feedback.

Ask questions to learn from your audience, and then use this information to refine future meetings. Business meeting attendees can provide constructive feedback that may serve to steer your future event plans. Create an anonymous survey consisting of a simple list of questions, or assemble an electronic survey that can be emailed out to your team. Either way, ask questions and uncover common threads to help perfect future meetings.

Conducting the perfect meeting is possible when you set expectations upfront, select an appropriate venue in an ideal location, create an agenda, keep people fed, encourage networking and feedback, and above all else, have a little fun. For more information on flexible meeting spaces in Las Vegas, contact the event planning team at Tahiti Village today!

How to plan your time off and boost your happiness

If you overlook your vacation time at Tahiti Village, you won't be able to overlook our beautiful tropical beach pool!
If you overlook your vacation time at Tahiti Village, how will you overlook our beautiful tropical beach pool?

Research proves that Americans who take time to plan how they will use their vacation time in the year ahead are happier than those who do not. Simply having something to look forward to – like a trip to Tahiti Village! – improves your happiness. But nearly half of American households fail to take the simple step of planning their time off, a step that can be made much easier by having a timeshare.

Here are some simple steps from our friends at Vacation Better to make sure that you don’t make the mistake of not using all of your vacation time:

First, confirm your paid time off benefits. Don’t take someone else’s word for it, confirm what you have available by asking your manager or HR director. After this is accomplished, the next important step is to review your calendar for the year to see when you could actually take a vacation.

Now, the fun part: this is where your dreams and goals come in. What are you going to cross off your bucket list this year? Where have you been wanting to travel? What are you dying to try? You don’t necessarily need to know what you’ll do with every vacation day—just plan the days off now. Getting it on the calendar is what matters most.

Finally, it is time to talk with your boss and colleagues about your plans to take time off. But don’t be anxious: nearly all senior business leaders believe vacation time benefits their employees – and the company.

It’s time to stop feeling guilty about trying to take a vacation each year and remember there are many health and wellness benefits that come along with an annual vacation. You work hard all year, you deserve to have some well-earned, time off. With a timeshare you are ensuring that you take a vacation each year since it is already prepaid!

Call 1-800-775-8463 to book your Tahiti Village visit!

Meet drag racer Terry McMillen this Wednesday and have a pink drink for a great cause!

You say you can’t get enough Terry? You say one three-hour appearance once a year doesn’t cut it? You say you want even more?

You asked for it, you got it!

We invite you to meet Terry McMillen beneath the porte cochere in front of the main lobby building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 26, as the NHRA drag racer makes his second of two yearly appearances at Tahiti Village.

You can talk to and pose for pictures with Terry, marvel at (and maybe sit inside of) his awesome 8,000-horsepower Amalie Oil dragster, and enjoy complimentary pink popcorn in recognition of breast cancer awareness month.

You’ll also have a chance to win great prizes, including race tickets to the NHRA Toyota Nationals this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Please enjoy our special Pink Nitro drink at 17° South Booze & Bites. Fifty percent of the proceeds from each Pink Nitro sale will benefit breast cancer support group She4Life, Terry’s favorite charity. So if you’re on property this Wednesday, please join us for a good time and a great cause!

We are proud to host Terry and his crew during the NHRA Toyota Nationals at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway every spring and fall. Good luck, Terry!

Give your heart a start and your sweet tooth a treat at our second annual Haunted Carnival

Trick or treat map

Haunted CarnivalGhouls, ghosts and goblins (not to mention witches, werewolves and warlocks, vampires, zombies and maybe just maybe the elusive spotted banshee) are sure to be out in force when we celebrate Halloween at our second annual Haunted Carnival on Monday, Oct. 31.

The event begins with trick or treating around the property and finishes inside the Island Courtyard, where we’ll have music, games and a costume contest. Please visit the front desk in the main lobby building starting at 4:30 p.m. to pick up trick-or-treat bags, maps and goodies. The costume contest is slated for 6 p.m.

Our Haunted Carnival promises a great time for the entire family, and best of all, admission is absolutely free!

Timeshare Vs. Peer-To-Peer Rentals: What’s the Verdict?

A recent popular trend has become share or peer-to-peer vacations – like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway – where vacationers rent rooms or houses directly from homeowners. For most families a vacation is a once-a-year event, where everything needs to go right to fully enjoy the relaxation a vacation provides. Yet, people are still going on vacations that don’t fully meet their needs, even through these peer-to-peer services.

While this type of vacation can work for some people, a recent survey of over 1,000 vacationers conducted for the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) by research group Leger revealed many drawbacks. Respondents said they least liked the fact that there was no housekeeping (47%), no concierge/front desk (23%), and that it was not a part of a resort (17%).

Now while this survey showed the things vacationers who use peer-to-peer services did not like, it also showed some of the things that they found very beneficial to their vacation enjoyment. Two of the main things respondents cited were the fact that their rented unit had a kitchen and that there were multiple rooms.

So, what offers these in-demand amenities without the downside of the drawbacks found in peer-to-peer rentals? Timeshare resorts like Tahiti Village!

According to a recent article in Hotel Management Magazine, “A quick glance at the media hype surrounding Airbnb, HomeAway and other sharing economy hotel alternatives would lead many to believe that these companies are the founders of a new concept that is revolutionizing the industry. But, in fact, another facet of the hotel industry¬—timeshare—considers itself the ‘original’ sharing economy, and has the facts to make a compelling case.”

Timeshare accommodations offer a large living space that includes a kitchen for when you want to cook your own meals as well as multiple rooms that give you both space to be together as a family or privacy to be alone. And, most timeshares also offer housekeeping, a concierge/front desk and a resort style property. Ultimately, timeshares offer the size and space that peer-to-peer services offer while also providing the key amenities that have almost become expected during a vacation. The last thing you should be thinking on vacation is vacuuming!

Article courtesy of our friends at Vacation Better.


Football is back

You’ve suffered long enough.

The last meaningful football game occurred seven months ago, when the Broncos slobberknockered the Panthers to win that game we can’t mention by name – or else.

In the meantime you’ve had basketball, hockey and baseball to mitigate the withdrawal symptoms, but who are we kidding?

It’s football you want and now it’s football you will get with this Thursday’s NFL season opener, a rematch of Denver’s 24-10 championship victory over Carolina way back in February.

The renewal of another football season – that annual rite of fall so graciously bestowed upon us by the Pigskin Deity – also means the return of great food and drink specials at 17° South Booze & Bites. Game day offerings include $3 Bud and Bud Light drafts, $17 Bud and Bud Light bottle buckets, $4 Jack Daniel’s and Ketel One cocktails, and $5 appetizers and stadium style specials. .

If you’re visiting Tahiti Village in the next four months you won’t miss a minute of the action. We’re showing all the nationally televised pro and college games on our 10 widescreen televisions.

Join us all season for nonstop football action and great food and drink specials!

You never know what you’ll find at the Wiki Wiki, but it’s bound to be something you can’t live without. Like a hula girl shot glass.

These charming hula girl shot glasses can be yours at the Wiki Wiki. Can you resist their charms?
These charming hula girl shot glasses can be yours at the Wiki Wiki. Can you resist their charms?

One of the keys to running a successful resort gift shop is the ability to meet a variety of practical needs while getting you to buy a snow globe. Striking the proper balance between necessities and souvenirs requires insight into what is required and what is desired, a professorial understanding of vacation buying psychology, and a keen eye for inventory presentation.

Las Vegas gift shops satisfy those criteria better than any in the world. In a one-of-a-kind city that attracts millions of visitors, they get a lot of practice. But it’s more than that. They have an uncanny capacity to draw in customers without even trying, acting as a Field of Dreams strewn with dice clocks.

Tahiti Village tiki tumblers

Here at Tahiti Village, the Wiki Wiki transcends the narrow definition of gift shop through its dual function as a minimart and snack bar. We say that with the understanding that, for some of you, a Cup O’ Noodles or a frozen burrito may constitute a gift. Therefore, in the interest of clarity, we hereby consign inventory items to their traditional categories: food, groceries and remedies under Essentials; apparel, costume jewelry and flasks under Novelties.

The ratio of one to the other within Wiki Wiki’s inviting retail space appears roughly 50-50 to the naked eye – a virtual even split between stuff you need and stuff that wages war with your resistance and magically opens your wallet.

Coconut coin bank
Coconut coin bank

You know what we’re talking about:  the myriad alluring items waiting on shelves and hanging on racks for you to discover, some of them loud and verbose (BUY ME! BUY ME!), others quiet and unassuming (buy me! buy me!).

So go ahead and splurge. Grab that coconut coin bank hand-carved as a jungle savage. Take home a Tiki tumbler or two. And what would a trip to Tahiti Village be without a hula girl shot glass? These and so much more can be yours at the Wiki Wiki. And don’t forget about our new online store, where you can purchase a selection of Tahiti Village apparel items that are also available at the Wiki.

As the onsite store for a timeshare resort, the Wiki Wiki’s primary function is to provide you with a facsimile, albeit in miniature, of your home supermarket (minus a meat counter and produce aisle). Any practical human need, want or desire that can possibly arise, be it pharmacological, biological or technological, the Wiki Wiki has thoughtfully provided for.

And that’s a very comforting thought, particularly when you’ve just split the inseam on your favorite pair of pants before a night out in Vegas and could sure use a travel sewing kit.


Vacation ownership at Tahiti Village now an even greater value



An increase in lodging rates in 2015 – up more than 18 percent over the previous year owing to a rise in travel frequency – now more than ever underscores the value of vacation ownership.

Consistency of cost is a timeshare hallmark, and while hotel room pricing rose to an average of $102.64 per night in 2015 from $86.55 in 2014, your vacation club remained unaffected by market trends and subsequent supply and demand economics.

Ownership means you are never subject to the unpredictable pricing practices of opportunistic Las Vegas hotels, whose rates rise exorbitantly with each UFC event, mega boxing match or New Year’s Eve weekend.

Conversely, the cost of timeshare ownership remains steady and affordable, with property upkeep through the responsible application of maintenance fees the primary objective – not the wringing of every last dime out of the consumer.

As you’ve discovered, timeshare ownership at Tahiti Village is a great bet, and as we celebrate our 10 anniversary this year, we are humbled and honored to count you among our thousands of vacation club members. We take seriously our responsibility to provide you with a beautifully maintained property and look forward to helping you make wonderful vacation memories year after year.

Get Eventful at Tahiti Village

We can make your wedding day one to remember. Don't forget the invitations!
We can make your wedding day one to remember. Don’t forget the invitations!

With winter receding in the rearview mirror and triple-digit temperatures still a month or two away, now is the perfect time to hold your event here in the tropical desert paradise of Tahiti Village. Whether it’s a wedding, vow renewal, reunion, birthday, anniversary, banquet, meeting or merriment of your own making, our professional event planners can help you have a wonderful experience.

Our multiple unique spaces are just the right setting for small- to medium-size events, and our features and amenities offer your guests the perfect getaway destination for the celebration of a lifetime. And with Las Vegas temperatures presently hovering near a perfect 80 degrees, you’re certain to enjoy your visit in comfort.

For more information, please call us (702) 639-8330 or fill out a form at the link below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Book your event at Tahiti Village


Easy Meals In Your Vegas Hotel Kitchenette

fresh, in-room prepared garden salad

One of the best ways to save money on a Las Vegas vacation is to get a room with a kitchenette.  You’ll save hundreds by preparing your own meals instead of eating out during every meal.  Hardly anyone wants to spend their entire vacation cooking, however.  That’s why we’ve come up with these easy meals that are simple to make in a small kitchen.

Chef Salad

This is a great meal because it doesn’t require you to actually cook anything at all.  It’s also nice to have some fresh vegetables after eating airport food.  At a grocery store, just buy pre-washed, bagged lettuce, your favorite vegetables and some cold cuts and cheese.  Chop up everything and make a salad.  Best of all, if you buy some bread you can turn your leftovers into a portable lunch for the next few days.

Spaghetti and sausage

All you need for this recipe is the ability to boil water and a pot.  You can make it on a single burner.  Place the sausage in the pot and cook thoroughly.  Leave it in the pot and add water.  As the water boils, add noodles.  Once the noodles are cooked, drain the water and add a jar of pre-made spaghetti sauce.  Turn off the burner, and spoon the warm sauce, cooked sausage and noodles onto plates.

Chicken and rice

Lay 2-3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast.  Cook on med-high for five to ten minutes.  Then, add 2 cups of water to the skillet and one cup of quick-cook rice.  Cook until the rice is ready, then eat.  If desired, add a side salad or other vegetable.

Microwave S’more

This is an easy dessert to make, and the kids can even do it themselves.  Place one marshmallow per family member on a plate and microwave on High for 15-20 seconds.  Marshmallows will get hot and puffy very quickly.  Remove from microwave and use a spoon to scoop each one onto graham crackers with chocolate.


This is a great meal if you’re serving a large crowd.  Brown hamburger meat in a skillet.  Season with a store-bought seasoning packet or just use a blend of chili powder and paprika.  While the meat is browning, chop up lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and cheese.  Have everyone make their own dinner by scooping their own meat and toppings into tortillas.  If desired, serve with chips and salsa or guacamole.  By the way, there are several specialty shops in Vegas that offer spices and hot sauces that you just can’t find anywhere else.  You might want to bring back something special before making this meal.

Hamburger Stroganoff

You can make this meal in one skillet.  Start by browning a pound of hamburger meat.  Season with pepper and salt.  Once it’s cooked, add two cups of water and one cup of egg noodles.  While the noodles are cooking, add a package of onion soup mix.  Serve as soon as the noodles are fully cooked.  If desired, pair this dish with a side salad or vegetable.