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Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay to renumber hotel floors after October shooting

Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay to renumber hotel floors after October shooting
A #VegasStrong banner is displayed on the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino in Las Vegas. (John Locher / Associated Press)

Mandalay Bay's 32nd floor is about to disappear. The number of the floor, from which gunman Stephen Paddock used an arsenal of rifles to kill 58 and wound more than 500 concert-goers on Oct. 1, will be eliminated, MGM Resorts confirmed Thursday.

MGM Resorts media relations manager Brian Ahern said in an email the hotel's floors will be renumbered in mid-February. Floors 31 through 34 will be designated as floors 56 through 59.

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The company last year said room 32135 where Paddock stayed would never be opened to guests.

The renumbering of floors may confuse guests because Mandalay Bay has only 43 stories. Floors 35 to 39, which won't change in the new numbering plan, are used by Four Seasons Las Vegas as a hotel within a hotel. The top four floors 60 to 63 will remain the same.

Ahern's email said floors 31 to 34 will "better align with the already numbered floors" at the top of the tower.

The hotel has displayed a #VegasStrong banner as the city continues to heal from the mass shooting. The Las Vegas Healing Garden, an impromptu community-built shrine, will be planting daffodils Saturday at the 1015 S. Casino Center Blvd. site.

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