October 04, 2017

After the shooting in Las Vegas left 59 dead and hundreds injured, some local hotel executives say they are reviewing their security policies to make sure they’re prepared to handle all types of attacks. Bruce McIndoe, president of iJET International, which does international security audits at hotels, said metal detectors and body scanners aren’t cost-effective for hotels. They require at two people to operate them, and most hotels are open 24/7, he said. McIndoe said it’s more realistic for hotels to make smaller changes to their security policies. “There are things that hotels could do to reduce the likelihood of something like this happening,” McIndoe said. “And it’s not so much checking bags.” For example, McIndoe said hotels should frequently check visitors’ rooms to make sure there are no weapons or illicit activity, like the Palacio del Rio does.