Security measures should be a top priority for hotel operators. Continuous assessment and updates to your security program are all too important to the livelihood of your business. Hotel guests have high expectations of luxury and expect excellent hotel safety and security. No matter how luxurious the hotel, no matter how much a guest pays for safety, all hotels are potentially at risk of being held liable for injuries sustained by hotel guests. If inadequate security is a direct cause of guest injury, you may find yourself in a very expensive lawsuit. There are clearly security holes surrounding Paris Las Vegas. ABC 13 Actions News, Rebecca Lewis & Christopher King report.
No one, not police, not hotel security even knew about it until now.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department say the climbers did not appear to be a threat.
But 13 Action News asked our Crime and Safety Expert, retired LVMPD Lt. Randy Sutton: What if someone had bad intentions? Would the thousands of people who walk up and down the Strip every day be at risk?
Sutton says the video exposes a hole in the hotel’s security.
“This was just pointed out in a really dramatic way that there’s a problem,” Sutton says.
The sniper who gunned down 5 police officers in Dallas shot them from a building well above street level.
But Sutton tells 13 Action News someone with bad intentions, perched on a tower like the one at the Paris hotel-casino, could cause mass chaos and casualties.
“Tower shooters, as we have just seen in Dallas, can be devastating to the community and police. They can command a field of fire that is truly frightening,” Sutton says.
We forwarded the video to Caesars Entertainment.
Spokeswoman Jennifer Forkish says, “We do not condone trespassing and this dangerous stunt. We are working with authorities and thoroughly reviewing this incident.”