With Kaplan as Chairman of Consolidated Resorts, the
company was able to secure a five-acre parcel in Las
Vegas about two miles from the MGM hotel on Tropicana
Blvd. This was a project of 86 condos, which is now
known as Club De Soleil. Additional parcels nearby
were secured, adding another 78 units in a second
phase for a total of 164 condos. It was such a success
that another parcel of land was acquired only a mile
away from the MGM hotel on Tropicana Blvd. The second
Las Vegas Resort called Tahiti was a 93-unit timeshare
project that brought the company more success.
Tahiti resort was followed by The Tahiti Village,
which is located on 26 acres on the south end of Las
Vegas Boulevard. This consisted of a number of small
parcels that were owned by 7 different individuals.
The 26 acres were assembled by Kaplan from individual
owners for the amount of $20 million and then the
value of the property went up to a total of $100 million
at the time just from being able to have that large
of a parcel on the Vegas strip after the land was
consolidated. Kaplan was able to assemble a massive
timeshare project with over 500 condominiums.