Indulge in Exceptional Dining Experiences and Support a Good Cause: Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Every year, food enthusiasts and philanthropists gather in Las Vegas for an extraordinary culinary event – Las Vegas Restaurant Week by Three Square. This 12-day annual event, held every spring, offers a unique opportunity to enjoy delectable meals while supporting a noble cause. Not only do you get to indulge in exceptional dining experiences, but each meal’s cost from participating restaurants directly benefits Three Square Food Bank, helping combat food insecurity among Southern Nevadans. So, let’s dive into the details of this remarkable event and discover the amazing dining options available.

Three Square Food Bank is a prominent organization in Las Vegas that works tirelessly to provide food assistance to individuals and families in need. Their commitment to fighting hunger in the community is commendable, and Las Vegas Restaurant Week is one of their initiatives to raise funds and awareness for their cause. By dining at participating restaurants during this event, you contribute to the efforts of Three Square and make a direct impact on the lives of those facing food insecurity.

During Las Vegas Restaurant Week, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a variety of dining options. While the participating restaurants may change from year to year, you can always expect a diverse selection of cuisines, from fine dining establishments to casual eateries. This culinary extravaganza allows you to indulge in the city’s culinary delights at a discounted price, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to Three Square Food Bank.

While enjoying the remarkable dining experiences offered during Las Vegas Restaurant Week, you can also discover the tropical ambiance of Tahiti Village Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV. This exquisite resort is a perfect retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation. As you explore the resort, you’ll find two on-property restaurants that add to the overall experience.

One of the restaurants at Tahiti Village Resort & Spa is 17° South Booze & Bites. This unique dining venue captures the serene and adventurous spirit of Tahiti’s tropical island life. The menu at 17° South offers a tantalizing array of food options, with influences from Polynesian and Pacific Rim cuisines. From mouthwatering seafood dishes to flavorful tropical cocktails, every bite and sip will transport you to a paradise-like dining experience. And while you savor the delightful flavors, you can also enjoy the live entertainment that complements the vibrant atmosphere.

Another delightful dining option at Tahiti Village Resort & Spa is Arturo’s Village Pizza. While not a participant in Las Vegas Restaurant Week, Arturo’s Village Pizza emphasizes the significance of supporting local restaurants and giving back to the community. Here, you can savor authentic Brooklyn-style pizza crafted with passion and expertise. What sets Arturo’s Village Pizza apart is their unique double stack concept, allowing you to relish the portability and pliability of two slices of pizza simultaneously. It’s a fun and delicious way to enjoy this beloved comfort food.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is not just about enjoying exquisite meals and discovering new culinary experiences. It’s an opportunity to contribute to the community and make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. By participating in this annual event, you join the fight against food insecurity in Southern Nevada and support the ongoing efforts of Three Square Food Bank.

So mark your calendars and prepare your taste buds for Las Vegas Restaurant Week by Three Square. Experience the culinary wonders of Las Vegas, support local restaurants, and give back to the community. Together, we can make a difference and help combat hunger one meal at a time.

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Las Vegas Is Waiting For You

Las Vegas is bouncing back, and shows are starting to re-open. Occupancy rates for hotels and casinos are on the rise. Restaurants are seeing reservations picking up quickly and regularly having wait times during peak dining hours. Other attractions and entertainment options in the city have increased to 80% by the state Government, and the city is aiming for 100% occupancy rates in early June. All of this means that Vegas is back and ready for your next vacation!

Are you Ready to Come Back?
Join the trend of increasing passenger traffic coming through McCarren Airport. According to their latest data, just over 2.9 million passengers arrived at their terminals in the month of March 2021. That’s up from 2.1 million in March. As airlines begin to adjust their rates, you’ll likely save money by booking your flights sooner rather than later. Airport traffic is always a great indicator of the interest in Vegas, and we love to see things returning to normal.

The Intermission is Over!
Shows like Absinthe and Atomic Saloon Show, by Speigelworld, are now open Wednesday – Sundays, offering safe seating pods. Speigelworld is also diligently working to re-open, Opium, so their trio of wildly popular shows will be here to entertain you during your next vacation. Their shows are perfect for people looking for something a little off-kilter and edgy in the evenings.

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If you prefer the acrobatics and theatrics of Cirque de Soleil, you’ll be able to see Mystère and O in person again soon. Mystère will re-open at TI on June 28th, and just three days later, on July 1st, O is back in business at Bellagio. Cirque shows have been closed since the initial shutdown in March of 2020.

Other shows like David Copperfield, Blue Man Group, and Jabbawockeez have been open and operating for some time now as well. The entertainers and their fantastic support staff have been eagerly waiting for the chance to bring their craft back to the stage, and the time is finally here. Remember that you can get tickets to these great shows and more from our concierge desk during your stay!

Getting around the strip just got easier because, on May 11th, the Las Vegas Monorail started running again. Now visitors can quickly get between all of the stops on the East side of the strip and get to their next destination as fast as possible. Remember that you can buy day passes to the monorail to save some money and get around quickly all day long!

What’s New at Tahiti Village?
At Tahiti Village, we are working hard to ensure that the rooms, sand entry pool, lazy river, and other amenities are clean and ready for you to make us your home base for your next Las Vegas vacation. We continue to follow the strictest CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing our resort. Our team is working on new onsite activities for guests of all ages to enjoy during their stay, be on the lookout for more details. Also, we have recently been able to open our hot tubs again, which we know many guests will be excited for!

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If you haven’t stayed with us recently, you have yet to experience Arturo’s Village Pizza, which recently won the Best of Las Vegas Bronze for Best Pizza in Las Vegas. Be sure to grab a few slices or even a whole pie for the family when you stay with us in the future!

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To keep the tropical vibe strong, the Luau is back in business and better than ever. We have spent the last year looking at ways to make the Luau more immersive, and you’re going to LOVE the changes that we have made. The event space has had a cover added to it to help block out the sun during the early part of the show, and for those arriving early, the new experiences are sure to keep you entertained before the main show.

And if you needed more of a reason to visit us, Mermaid Mondays are back and better than ever! CaySea the Mermaid is upping her showing this year. We will also be offering “Swim with the Fin” classes for children to learn to swim with their own fins! For little girls, they learn to swim in mermaid tails, and little boys will get shark fins. This kind of experience is something your children will remember for years to come!

When you stay with us for your vacation, our goal is to make it your best vacation yet to feel like you are part of the Tahiti Village family. We hope to see you soon.

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5 Ways to Relax and Restore with a Staycation

Staycations are pretty trendy these days as people are looking to re-explore where they live with COVID restrictions easing. Some people say a self-care staycation is just as relaxing as taking off to a spa as it refreshes and recharges you. Others say that their families have as much fun bonding over backyard adventures as they do exploring theme parks and museums.

Did you put off last year’s vacation due to the pandemic? You’re not alone! Travel Pulse reports that travel was down nearly 75 percent in 2020. If you need to kick off the new year with some R&R, a staycation could be the answer to your pandemic prayers. Here are five ways a staycation can help you relax, rest, and restore.

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Use the amenities at a local spa.

No self-care staycation would be complete without a hot tub soak, sauna, or massage — all of which are hard to do with COVID-19 around. However, it’s not impossible. Many spas and resorts are offering services that adhere to the CDC guidelines for safety.

For example, the Mahana Spa at Tahiti Village is a leader in safe and comfortable mind-body wellness. Guests in the hotel can rest easy knowing that rooms, restaurants, and amenities are all thoughtfully cleaned and prepped to keep each and every guest safe.

Dress the part.

Most people enjoy snagging a few new outfits for a special vacation, and a staycation should be no different. Inner and outerwear like a bra that is comfortable and stylish is perfect for the staycationer who wants to look good on the couch or out on the town. Leisurewear can help you relax while you binge-watch Netflix or keep you warm as you explore the great outdoors.

Take a drive.

So few of us take the time to see the interesting sights the city you live in has to offer. You can drive through the areas you know, but why not go beyond? From your car, you can explore your city’s unique architecture and history or get lost in nature on winding country roads. Plus, you can add a self-care element to a nice drive by listening to self-help podcasts, new albums from your favorite artists, or audiobooks to help you cultivate positivity and gratitude.

Go on a food tour.

Even though the pandemic has many restaurants closing their indoor dining, most have begun offering delivery and curbside pickup, as well as comfortable, socially-distant outdoor dining. Take a food tour — not only will this culinary exploration ignite your taste buds, but in the comfort of your own home or hotel room, you don’t have to worry about catching or spreading illness.

Tour museums virtually.

Now you don’t have to be in Paris to explore the Louvre or in Mexico to experience the National Museum of Archeology. Dozens of elite museums across the globe are keeping their doors open virtually — the perfect adventure for a staycation. In addition, several are also offering online classes and programming to complement online tours. Creation is a powerful way to embody self-care, from painting to crafting, so visit a virtual museum or take an online art course during your time off time at home.

Staycations were increasing in popularity long before the COVID-19 crisis. What kinds of staycations does your family enjoy? Adventure, relaxation, self-care — these vacations may seem out of reach with the pandemic, but with a little creative thinking, you can travel the world from your home.

Tahiti Village indulges Las Vegas visitors in self-care vacations that relax the body and rejuvenate the mind. Get in touch to book your vacation today. (855) 386-4658

Best of Las Vegas Winner Two Years in a Row!

Best of Las Vegas Winner Two Years in a Row!

We went for the gold, and we captured it, Best of Las Vegas!

Tahiti Village took a couple of silver awards last year on our first entry into Best of Las Vegas. This year the team came out stronger, and we captured Gold for Best Family-Friendly Resort and Best Strip Pool. We are also happy to announce Arturo’s Village Pizzeria won the Bronze for the Best Pizzeria in all of Vegas!

As you can imagine, we had some great competition in these categories such as Mandalay Bay, Tuscany Suites, CasaBlanca Resort & Casino, Westgate, Brooklyn’s Best Pizza & Pasta, and Evil Pie Pizza.

There is no doubt in our minds that we won the Best of Las Vegas because of our employees, owners, and guests.

In celebration of winning such an amazing award, we want to celebrate with our owners and guests because you make us great! Look for additional information about our Best of Vegas Celebration this Spring and Summer. Next time you are on the property, give our staff a COVID friendly high five for making Tahiti Village one of the Best of Las Vegas!

Thank you for voting us Best of Las Vegas! Check out all the Winners of Best of Las Vegas here.

Best of Las Vegas Voting Has Begun!

Best of Las Vegas Voting Has Begun!

 

It’s that time of year again and we are so thrilled to be nominated for Best of Las Vegas for Tahiti Village the second year in a row. Also, this year our newest addition Arturo’s Village Pizzeria is in the running for the best pizza in all of Vegas!

It is such an honor to be nominated again for the prestigious Best of Las Vegas Awards.

The awards we won would not have been possible without you so we truly thank everyone who voted in 2019!

Now it is time to vote again so the next time you are here, we can be celebrating 2020’s awards with you!

We are nominated for…

  • Family Friendly Hotel 💛
  • Strip Hotel Pool 🏊

Arturo’s Village Pizza is up for Best–

  • Best Pizza 🍕

 

For ease of voting we have set up an all in one voting page for Tahiti Village & Arturo’s, by clicking on the link below:

https://bit.ly/2DiR8TQ

Vote as often as you would like, daily voting is available and we would love it if you could vote daily. Together we can bring The Best of Las Vegas 2020 home for us all to celebrate!

17° South New Menu!

17° South New Menu!

 

We are constantly doing everything we can to place items on the 17° South menu that will make your mouth water and that you and your family will love! For those of our guests that come back time and time again, we always love to hear that every time they come into 17° South; they have to get their favorite dish.

We have done it again and revamped our menu especially for you! We have a refined and delicious menu that is guaranteed to catch your eye! Here are some examples for our Starters, Burgers and Sandwiches and Kids Favorites…

Starters:

We have some classic favorites on the menu along with some others that may surprise you.

No one can go wrong with some good Chicken Wings! You have choices of our signature sauce, lemon pepper, garlic parmesan, or buffalo sauce to go with.

We have some amazing Pub Sliders with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, bread and butter pickle, house spread and (of course) fries.

We also have Chicken Fried Cauliflower, lightly breaded, dusted with parmesan cheese and herbs, with some roasted tomatoes!

Burgers and Sandwiches:

You can’t go wrong with The Porker that includes our slow cooked BBQ pork and house slaw.

Our Mushroom Swiss Burger includes caramelized onions, cremini mushrooms, Swiss cheese and garlic aioli.

For those that like spicy flavors, our Hot Chicken Sandwich is for you! Breaded chicken breast, crisp lettuce, tomato, bread and butter pickle and honey hot sauce to top it off.

Kids Favorites:

We have some great kid-friendly favorites on the menu for those that want something fun!

Tenders and Tots are always a good choice. Our Mini Pizzas are a fan favorite as they get to choose their topping! Grilled Cheese and Tots and Grilled Mini Burgers and Tots are two of our other options for your little ones.

Those are just a few of the items on the menu, there are so many more! 17° South also offers Specialty Pizza, Tossed Garden Greens, Wraps and Desserts!

We hope to see you soon to discover your favorite dish that you love!

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Grab Your Grilling-To-Go Meal Today!

You can never go wrong with good BBQ, especially Grilling-To-Go!

grilling to go17° South Booze and Bites has got you covered with something fresh and new, Grilling-to-Go! From box to BBQ, Grilling-to-Go has everything you need for an authentic summertime BBQ no matter the time of year. Boxes include marinated meat, sides, plates and utensils/condiments. There are two different meals to choose from, Chicken or Beef, each serves two people.

–For the Chicken meal you will receive Marinated Chicken Breast, Seasonal Veggies, Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob and Hawaiian Rolls.

–For the Beef meal you will receive Skirt Steak, Seasonal Veggies, Quartered Red Potatoes, Corn on the cob and Hawaiian Rolls.

The Chicken meal is $25 while the Beef meal is $35. If you choose to do a property tour, the prices would change slightly to $18 for the Chicken meal and $28 for the Beef meal.

Pick up the Grilling-to-go box at 17° South or call head 702.440.1717 to place your order. Stop by the Concierge’s desk to see if you qualify for a discount! We are devoted to exemplifying the serene, adventurous spirit of a tropical atmosphere and we are hoping that Grilling-to-Go does exactly that for you and your family during your stay at Tahiti Village!

 

COVID-19

COVID-19: Tahiti Village Update

covidThe COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed everyone’s lives. That doesn’t stop us from doing everything we can to give our guests and owners the best experience and vacation possible. At Tahiti Village Resort, we care deeply about the well-being and safety of our owners and guests and wanted to provide you with an update on the steps we are taking at the resort to ensure your safety!

Just recently, the Governor stated that in order for Nevada to stay safe and remain open during COVID-19 it is mandated to wear face coverings in all public areas. This Declaration of Emergency Directive was announced on June 26, 2020.

With that, all guests must wear face coverings while indoors, while walking around the property outdoors and while at the pool and lazy river areas. This is for not only your safety but for everyone at the resort. If you have further questions about the new directive, please click here.

Nevada entered Phase Two of reopening on May 29, since then there have been many positive changes in regards to what we can have open on property. After careful consideration of the Phase 2 plan and guidance from the CDC and state directives, we were able to make these further changes–

  • Our pool, lazy river and hot tubs will be open but operating at 50% capacity. Pool admittance will be on a “first come, first served” basis. Wristbands are required to access pool, hot tubs and lazy river.
  • Our gym will officially be opening for use.
  • Wristbands are required to access our pool, lazy river and hot tubs for all registered guests except for children less than 5 years of age. Visit Concierge for these!
  • BBQ area will be open for use.

 

We are accepting reservations at the resort for guests and owners to come and stay with us. We have taken these additional precautions –

  • The Front Desk and Concierge areas will be fitted with plexiglass acrylic screens. Social distance markers are on the floor for everyone’s reference.
  • Keys, lobby access doors, stairway banisters, elevator buttons, desks, door handles, and all other high contact areas will be disinfected regularly by our staff.
  • In your room, we will be placing “Cleaned and Sanitized” stickers in all high contact areas to let you know we got it.
  • Room assignments will be done so in a way that will allow for better social distancing.
  • Enhanced cleaning of the gym.
  • All employees will be participating in ongoing training to ensure health and safety measures are upheld.

 

covidWhile you are at the resort we recommend you only ride the elevator with people in your party. Please continue to practice social distancing between each other and in all public areas on our property. Such as our walkways, hallways, lobby areas, etc.

We intend to operate as set forth for as long as possible; however, please realize that these are dynamic and rapidly-evolving circumstances that require day-to-day decision making with COVID-19.

If you need to adjust retail reservations, please contact our Reservation Team at 1-855-386-4658. Adjusting a retail reservation made through an online travel agency (OTA) or another third party, please contact them directly.

For those who are taking advantage in our Complimentary Stay offer and need to change your dates or cancel, please contact us at 1-877-751-8444.

Rest assured that we will contact you in the event that we are required to further change course due to updated health and safety guidance. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as our team navigates what is truly new ground. This is a fluid situation with local, state, and federal jurisdictions issuing guidance and/or restrictions continuously.

covidWe understand that your vacations with us are not what any of us are used to and we apologize for that. The new rules and restrictions that have been placed upon us from State of Nevada’s Directive 024 are one’s we need to follow so we can get back to the Vegas everyone loves! We are doing everything we can to comply with these rules while still maintaining the level of enjoyment that you have grown to expect. With your help, we can navigate through these unchartered territories together and shed those masks! We would like to thank our owners, guests and employees that have been so understanding and cooperative during these times so we can be the Tahiti Village we all want!

 

Tahiti Village Resort wants to thank you for your continued support and love as we do everything we can to provide you with the best vacation possible!

Chefs4Vegas

Chefs4Vegas: Executive Chef Jason Diaz

Chefs4VegasThis pandemic has been taxing and stressful on everyone, that is no secret. In this time of unknowing, it is nice to shed light on the good happening, as well; especially right here in the Las Vegas community. A beam of light is the creation of Chefs4Vegas.

During the state shut down, there was a surplus of food and products that many chefs and restaurants were sitting on. As a result, many were reaching out to venders and colleagues for advice on where to try and appropriately dispose of the items. Tahiti Village’s Executive Chef, Jason Diaz and other local chefs gathered together on April 18th in a dirt lot off of Tenaya and Warm Springs to find a solution.

After brainstorming, talking, and creating a blue print it was there in that dirt lot that Chefs4Vegas was created. “It even rained on us that day but that didn’t stop us from doing what we felt was right,” said Daiz.

That following week they set up a food bank with the help of other vendors and local chefs, in that day they were able to feed over 300 families in need. “Whenever you can give to your community and provide for them, it is heartwarming,” said Diaz.

This was supposed to be a one-time deal, however the demand grew, the families in need increased and Chefs4Vegas continued helping the community for 10 consecutive weeks. To date, the chefs as a group along with other community partners have provided sustenance to over 10,000 local Las Vegas families.

On June 16th, Chefs4Vegas was awarded a Proclamation from the City of Las Vegas for helping the local community in time of crisis. Chefs4Vegas has now been granted a 501C3, which acknowledges them as a full-fledged nonprofit organization.

“I grew up with not a whole bunch and I relied on food pantries. I know how much that means to a community and I know how much that means to a lot of people. If I could give back and do that, try to do right for them, that’s all this is really about,” said Diaz.

June 24th was another big day for Chefs4Vegas as they traveled to McGill, Nevada to set up a food pantry for that community. “This pandemic really hit hard in that area and there were lots of reports of people not having a lot to survive on. It is very sad times we are in,” said Diaz.

In the midst of all of the sadness, it is heartwarming to know that there are good people in our community that care and are willing to go the extra mile to make sure that everyone has what is necessary during these times.

“The thank you’s and the social media posts from some of these people that really, really needed it is amazing. There is no better feeling then to give back to your community,” said Diaz.

Be sure to give Chef Jason a social distanced high-five or say hello the next time you see him. He and many others have done so much for Las Vegas inChefs4Vegas such a short amount of time. We are extremely proud of our Chef and all that he has done and continues to do every day.

 

We would also like to say thank you to the other chefs and some of the vendors involved in Chefs4Vegas!

  • The President of the American Culinary Federation and the Executive Banquet Chef of Tropicana, Justin Franco
  • The Corporate Executive Chef of Welbilt, Patrick Simon
  • Executive Chef of YourPandas Food Truck, Jonathan Batista and owner, Janelle Batista
  • Executive Chef of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, James Pate
  • Get Fresh
  • Cisco
  • Nicholas and Company
  • And so many more!

Arturo’s Village Pizza Is Open!

The Arturo’s Village Pizza story begins with a boy from Brooklyn; a boy who never forgot the sights, the sounds and especially the pizza. There was something about the elusiveness in the flavor he could never shake, but it seemed to exist to greater or lesser degrees in every family-owned pizza joint running the length of Coney Island Ave.

He was a regular at their storefronts for years, but the pie-tossing proprietors never knew his name and never once bothered to ask if it was Tony or Joey or Frankie or, more to the fact, Artie. The boy’s name is Artie Spector.

Artie always knew what he wanted and that was two slices, always for the road. One of the built-in benefits of Brooklyn pizza is its portability and pliability. Artie had perfected the famous double stack at a young age. An ingenious 2-for-1 intake method in which consumers place one slice on top of the other, allowing them to eat twice as much pizza in half the time.

These are the memories Artie took with him when he eventually left his hometown to pave his way in the world, a decision that took him far from his city roots. He started out and found his calling in Hawaii, by converting condominium units into deluxe timeshare resorts. It was the vacation ownership industry that led him to Las Vegas.

When Artie moved to Las Vegas he built what we know today as Tahiti Village Resort and Spa. Over the years he furnished it with all kinds of desirable amenities, including a restaurant, spa, and lazy river. Although, his dream since boyhood was to have his very own Brooklyn-style pizzeria and that is where Arturo’s Village Pizza was created.

Arturo’s Village Pizza has been entrusted to our very own Executive Chef, Jason Diaz, “One of my very first promotions was taking over a pizzeria and pizza has always held a special place in my heart. I’ve been fortune enough to have good people teach me how to make good pizza.”

The dough is the foundation of any pizza and Chef Jason has given everyone at Arturo’s Village Pizza nothing but the best. “The dough recipe is mine. I reached out to a vendor to help in making the dough and they are making it and shipping it to me, fresh from Los Angeles,” said Diaz.

 

Everyone has heard of Brooklyn style pizza, but not a lot have tasted the real deal. Here at Arturo’s Village Pizza we have specifically picked certain pizzas that are true to Artie’s past.

“We wanted to stay as authentic as possible to what Brooklyn style pizza is. If you take a look at what they do, a lot of what we do is mimicked. I just wanted to try and carry on that tradition and make it so it is New York style,” said Diaz.

All of the pizzas on the menu mean something to Chef Jason and they all have something he likes. He can’t choose just one favorite because he loves them all just the same! However, he did mention that the fan favorite has been the Brooklyn Meat Pie; with Italian sausage, Pepperoni, Bacon and Ham, it is the ultimate pie for a meat lover.

“I know it means something to the owner and all we want is for Arturo’s to succeed. I know he wouldn’t have trusted me with what he did if he didn’t think we could pull it off,” said Diaz. We want everyone to know what Arturo’s is and stands for. No one at Tahiti Village should leave without trying real, Brooklyn style pizza.

“I’m looking forward to what we might be able to do further on. The feedback and reviews from everyone coming in has been amazing… it is a cool ride to be on right now,” said Diaz.

What Artie learned and tasted back in Brooklyn, has been brought back to Tahiti Village, and now – quite ironically – a South Pacific-themed resort is the one and true purveyor of authentic Brooklyn-style pizza in Las Vegas.

Don’t forget to stop into Arturo’s Village Pizza the next time you are at the resort and see how Artie’s dream came true!