Caesars Announces Room Check Policy in Wake of Vegas Shooting
Caesars Entertainment will introduce a new policy to enter guests’ hotel rooms every 24 hours, regardless of whether the occupants have hung out a do not disturb sign.
Caesars plans to implement the policy at all of its 47 properties. The company may also provide staff with ‘panic buttons’ allowing them to promptly summon assistance should they feel threatened, the company said.
Company spokesperson Noel Stevenson told the Associated Press the new policies were a direct response to “recent tragic events,” referencing last October’s mass shooting at an outdoor concert on the Strip that left 58 concert-goers dead. To protect hotel staff from potential harm, Caesars said security guards will conduct the checks on rooms displaying do not disturb signs.
Caesars is the latest casino company to tighten its oversight of goings-on by its guests, including Boyd Gaming, Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts.
MGM’s new policy authorizes hotel security to enter a room if its guest has not interacted in person or over the phone with hotel staff for a period of 48 hours. The Vegas shooter amassed a cache of weapons and eventually fired from MGM’s Mandalay Bay after several weeks in a room with a do not disturb sign on the door.