MGM Grand in Las Vegas Implements New Security Policy

MGM Grand in Las Vegas Implements New Security Policy

A leaked MGM Grand memo posted by Vital Vegas states that beginning Feb. 4, "All guest elevators at MGM Grand will be modified only to allow access to the floor to which the guest is registered."

The MGM Grand in Las Vegas has a new security policy, KTNV reports.

A leaked MGM Grand memo posted by Vital Vegas states that beginning Feb. 4, "All guest elevators at MGM Grand will be modified only to allow access to the floor to which the guest is registered."

Guests will only be able to access the floor on which their room is located and will not be able to take the elevator to other floors.

An MGM spokesperson told KTNV, “Our processes and procedures are always evolving as part of our focus on providing the best possible service and keeping guests and employees safe."

The spokesperson said that the security change is not in response to any specific incident.

However, security and safety on the Vegas Strip remains on peoples’ minds following the Oct. 1, 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, in which a gunman killed 58 people and injured 851. The shooter was staying at the Mandalay Bay hotel and had stockpiled weapons in his hotel room.

Last year, there was also an incident in which two tourists were stabbed to death inside of their hotel room at Circus Circus. Police said the suspect was able to walk into the room just by pushing the door open.

"With all those things that have happened in the past here, like 1 October and all the security things that people are thinking about being safe - I understand why they're doing it," said Richard Strader, the former Vice President of Security at the Hard Rock hotel-casino.

“Unless you stay on top of it, the bad guys, they’re always thinking,” Strader said.

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Jessica Davis is the Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media.

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