Treasure Island has a similar theme to its neighbor to the south (The Mirage
), of a Caribbean island with pirate influences, meant to appeal to the family market. Originally the hotel staged regular pirate battles in a large, palm tree-lined lagoon at the front, though these contests have recently been replaced with a more adult-oriented show still featuring the pirates but now competing against a group of attractive maidens, part of a rebranding exercise that has also seem removal of some of the other pirate-themed influences, and introduction of the alternative name of just 'ti
'. Most of the rooms have been fully renovated, a process completed fall 2008.
Besides the free Sirens of TI
performances held each night in the lagoon, Treasure Island is also famous as one of the original Las Vegas locations for Cirque du Soleil
, who stage Mystère
, a varied showcase of acrobats, clowns, actors and musicians. A pedestrian bridge over Spring Mountain Road connects the hotel to the 200-store Fashion Center Mall
just to the north, though various other shops are available on-site, together with a 90,000 sq ft casino, six main restaurants, several bars & nightclubs, a wedding chapel, the Spa at TI, and a tropical pool area that includes a 50-person whirlpool - the TI Party Tub.