UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Some hotel chains have begun emphasizing safety over privacy.
Several Walt Disney World resorts in Orlando, Florida, recently replaced the traditional “do not disturb” sign with one that says “room occupied.”
Guests are being informed hotel staff reserve the right to enter rooms for any number of reasons — including safety and security.
Hilton recently made a similar move at its hotels, reportedly telling staff to “alert a manager” if they see a “do not disturb” sign up for more than 24 hours.
While neither hotel brand has linked the new policies to specific events, the changes are being made in the wake of last October’s tragedy at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
The shooter killed nearly 60 people and injured hundreds more when he opened fire from a 32nd-floor hotel room.
He reportedly had a “do not disturb” sign on his door for three days leading up to the massacre.