Okay, I've had enough of their ubiquitous commercials, so let me take a couple of minutes to rant about Tahiti Village, a "five-star vacation property located right on the Las Vegas Strip." They have been hawking their property on radio commercials for a while now, using Tanya Roberts as their spokesperson. In fact, those of you listening to Dodger games on KFWB last year may remember their hokey commercial "conversation" between Tanya and Rick Monday, as Rick called her to ask for fun things to do in Las Vegas (with both people reading a highly scripted conversation).
I am so sick of these commercials, I could vomit. But admittedly I am so curious as to what idiot marketing agency put this plan together, that I did a little bit of research on the resort and their crack spokesperson.
First of all, Tahiti Village is only technically on the Strip, so long as you're counting south of McCarran Airport "on the strip". As far as I can tell, it's farther away from Mandalay Bay than the Fashion Show Mall is from Stratosphere Hotel (which may as well be in Montana). Not exactly walk-friendly, or even accessible to any other relevant casino.
Secondly, the property itself looks a far cry from five-star level. I don't recall seeing a tiki theme or wicker columns at Bellagio or the Wynn.
Finally, and most importantly, I am befuddled over what marketing guru had the brilliant idea to hire Tanya Roberts as a spokesperson. Tanya Roberts is a 52-year old woman best known for her roles in "A View To A Kill" and "Charlie's Angels"--both of which are over TWENTY YEARS OLD. Charlie's Angels has rebooted once since then (and released two movies), and James Bond has rebooted three times since then. Talk about outdated.
And when I think "Vegas fun," I'm not thinking "hanging out with a fifty-year-old woman." What's worse, though I'm sure Ms. Roberts is a nice enough person, but her voice sounds like she is pushing seventy years, making it sound even worse over the radio.
I'm not sure if parent company Consolidated Resorts is trying to position Tahiti Village as a Vegas destination resort, but it sounds more like they are positioning it as a nursing and retirement home. Somebody stop these commercials, please.