Caesars Entertainment will be checking its guest rooms every 24-hours, regardless of if they have a “Do Not Disturb” sign dangling on the doorknob or not. The safety measures come after last year’s massacre in Las Vegas where a gunman killed 58 people and injuring hundreds via his hotel room windows before killing himself. The gunslinger, Stephen Paddock, had a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door three days before the attack. Officials believe this gave him enough time to plot the shooting.
The New “Room Occupied” Policy
Caesars will now use “Room Occupied” signs instead of the traditional “Do Not Disturb” signs. Initially, the idea was to have housekeeping to inspect rooms visually after 24-hours. However, the thought was opposed by a casino workers’ union after a lot of pressure from workers. Security will be responsible for the checks.
Speaking to The Associated Press on Friday, Caesars Entertainment said that it would soon implement its new policy at all Caesars hotel casinos worldwide.
Noel Stevenson, the company spokeswoman said: “In light of recent tragic events and to further strengthen security, we intend to check rooms with ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs on the door every 24 hours.”
The entertainment and leisure giant also announced its plan to provide panic buttons to its employees to quickly summon for help should they feel threatened or in danger at inside the resorts.
About Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment owns 47 hotel casinos in five different countries. Eleven are in Las Vegas. The gaming and hospitality company has been in operation for nearly 50 years. Other brands owned by Caesars include Caesars and Horseshoe, London Clubs International and Caesars and Harrah’s.
More so, other entertainment companies such as Disney, Wynn Resorts, Hilton and Boyd Gaming have also updated their room check policies.