A shooting this week in Las Vegas in which the gunman fired down on a concert crowd from his guestroom on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has raised countless questions for law enforcement, legislators and the public at large.
For hoteliers, the questions are: Could it have been prevented? And what can be done to make it more difficult for something like this to happen again, at another hotel?
Attacks in and around hotels in the U.S. are difficult to predict, legal and security experts said in a story by Hotel News Now, but there are steps hoteliers can take to make their properties safer for employees, guests and neighbors. Some of those steps, however, create their own sets of challenges.