Review-Journal reporters Elaine Wilson, Todd Prince and Jason Bracelin discuss the latest news surrounding the Mandalay Bay and a website selling Las Vegas benefit concert tickets.
Months after a mass shooting took the lives of 58 people, Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay still grapples with the effects. Several restaurants and amenities in the hotel are taking longer breaks this holiday season. The spa, which shut for five days last year, will be closed for a month. One restaurant will be closed for lunch for six weeks. A restaurateur says revenue in the six weeks after the shooting was down 30 to 50%. The hotel closed several floors this holiday season, including the 32nd, where the shooter stayed. Hundreds of workers’ hours were cut. Many full-time employees were put on a reserve list. The hotel boosted security, including more undercover officers. Meanwhile, Mandalay Bay’s average room price for December is up 5%.
The Oct. 1 mass shooting that occurred at the Mandalay Bay raised questions about how the hotel would weather the stigma of the shooting. (Nicole Raz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)