Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay will be renumbering the floors of its hotel after a gunman killed 58 people from the 32nd floor of the casino and resort during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1, 2017. According to The Boot, the resort is renumbering the floors from 31-34 and changing them to floors 56-59, in an effort to remove the association of the 32nd floor with the tragedy.
“What [owner MGM resorts] wants to do is move on from the tragedy and service customers without ignoring but without calling attention to it,” Michael McCall, a hospitality professor at Michigan State University tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “You don’t want [the 32nd floor] to become a morbid tourist site.” The 43-floor hotel has an historically unconventional numbering system, as floors 35-39 are operated by the Four Seasons hotel and the floor numbers 40-59 have never been used at the location. Elevators in the resort will now show access to floors 1-30 and 56-63.
Source: The Boot