Some are saying this is a difficult decision. It shouldn’t be. At the very least, they should *re design* the entire floor, and certainly block off that corner, eliminating it completely. So the issue isn’t whether they should do something, it’s what they should do and how much should the venue change, perhaps the entire floor. Eliminating that floor as a guest floor would be a good move.
I’m curious to see what you think!
As far as the concert ground across the street, the city should make that a park and memorial.
What will become of the now-notorious Las Vegas hotel suite that a 64-year-old retiree used to stage the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history?
That is the difficult decision facing the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino a week after Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at an outdoor concert from Room 135 on the hotel’s 32nd floor, killing 58 and injuring more than 500.
The suite’s shattered gold-tinted windows are now discreetly covered over. The resort, owned by MGM Resorts International, has yet to say what it will do with the space.
The challenge is particularly difficult for a hotel in Las Vegas, a place where visitors go to escape everyday lives and real-world problems.
“How do they navigate the fact that this happened in their hotel?” said Andrea Trapani, managing partner at Identity, a Detroit-area public relations firm that provides crisis communications for hospitality brands. “A lot of challenging tough questions and decisions are going to be made.”
The hotel might want to consider sealing up Room 32-135, or even the entire floor, to avoid becoming a destination site for gawkers fascinated by its macabre history, some experts have suggested.
Officials facing similar decisions at the schools, churches and other places where mass shootings have taken place in recent years have gone in a variety of directions…