Alan Thicke Hawking Las Vegas Time Shares
We came across something very frightening recently--Alan Thicke doing a TV commercial for the Tahiti Village in Las Vegas. Thicke is first lounging on some pool raft drinking a fruity drink in the Mandalay Bay's Wave Pool. Then he stands up looking a little intoxicated and says, "What Happens in Vegas, Should Be Happening to You!"
Good Lord, cheesy to the max. Not to mention, a bit suspicious since the hotel is located about 4 miles south of Mandalay Bay. And the small print at the end of the commercial that was too small to read even on a large TV.
The advertisement offers a three night, two-day stay for free, but after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we realized Tahiti Village is some sort of time share situation. It's owned by a company called Consolidated Resorts who also own the nearby Tahiti Vacation Club.
And that if you take up on this particular offer, you may get free accommodations but you will be staying at another hotel (like the Frontier in one reviewer's case), you have to put down a deposit and then they make you sit through painful talks about timeshares.
We went on the tour the next day, which actually took 3 hours and 37 minutes, including the bus ride to the Tahiti Village, of which approximately 10 minutes were spent in actually showing us the grounds and a typical room.
Most of the time we were cooped up in a conference room with hundreds of other couples being chatted up by company representatives in preparation for the final "kill" when they take you to an office and shut you in with a Sopranos-style "manager" who scribbles illegible numbers on sheet after sheet of paper. We said "no," and "no" again, and "no" again, and finally they got the idea.
Even if you book this hotel without agreeing to a Time Share talk, another reviewer writes that Time Share agents are hovering around the hotel at all times.
Man, Dr. Seaver has fallen a long way from grace.
· Tahiti Village reviews [TripAdvisor]