Oleksandra Spa review at the Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas

Treasure Island Oleksandra Spa hot tub area
The hot tub area in the men’s spa at the Oleksandra Spa in the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The steam room is in the background, although it was not working that day.

Earlier this month, I enjoyed a great stay at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. I wrote about the petite suite earlier, and having such a nice room was a key part of the experience. However, for me a key part of the Vegas experience is getting away to the spa for a couple of hours. The Oleksandra Spa at TI is a great way to do that, although it looks to be in need of an update.

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Treasure Island Petite Suite in Las Vegas, Nevada

Treasure Island petite suite
A view of the Treasure Island Petite Suite at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This shot is from the entryway.

I have spent a lot of time with MLife over the last few years. I wrote last year that I am a big fan of the Bellagio penthouse suite. The lounge access that sometimes comes with it. I have also stayed in the Aria Sky Suites, and I have visited many other MLife properties. For this trip, however, I wanted to do something different. I stayed in the Treasure Island Petite Suite. This room is an amazing value in a good location.

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MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims. Is it time to boycott MGM?

I like MGM resorts properties. A lot. I have stayed at the Bellagio several times over the last few years. I eat at Le Cirque and Heritage Steak and Bruxie and many more places. We have been to Zumanity and the piano bar in the New York New York, and my favorite relaxing spot is the Bellagio spa. I even follow the relationship between MGM and cruise lines since it helps determine cruise vacations. So, I am an MLife guy. MGM’s widely-reported decision this week to sue some victims of the October 2017 Las Vegas shooting, however, leaves me deeply concerned. Suing people who got shot strikes me as deeply wrong, and it makes me ask whether we should boycott MGM. So, let’s walk through the details of the shooting, the argument MGM is making, and whether a boycott is an appropriate response. Continue reading “MGM sues Las Vegas shooting victims. Is it time to boycott MGM?”

Changes to MLife Royal Caribbean benefits

MLife Royal Caribbean benefits. We pulled this chart on 10 May 2018 to show the benefits elite MLife members can expect to receive on Royal Caribbean.
MLife Royal Caribbean benefits. We pulled this chart on 10 May 2018 to show the benefits elite MLife members can expect to receive on Royal Caribbean.

I wrote last year that I wasn’t particularly impressed with the casino on the Liberty of the Seas. Part of that problem was that I was expecting to receive MLife points which never showed up because I failed to read the fine print. My bad. It appears, however, the MLife Royal Caribbean relationship is now more straightforward. Full details are available from MLife, and we have tried to describe some of the key points here. Continue reading “Changes to MLife Royal Caribbean benefits”

HEXX for brunch in Las Vegas

HEXX, located at the Paris Hotel. may offer the best brunch in Las Vegas. The patio seating is definitely worth it.
HEXX, located at the Paris Hotel. may offer the best brunch in Las Vegas. The patio seating is definitely worth it.

I have written a lot about fine dining in Las Vegas, but that is mostly an option for dinner. I am a big fan of buffets for brunch, and the Caesars Bacchanal buffet may be the best. However, sometimes you just don’t want a buffet. For the best brunch in Las Vegas, you should definitely give HEXX a try. Located in front of the Paris, is has a good center Strip location with available patio seating which is great for people watching. Continue reading “HEXX for brunch in Las Vegas”