Vegas Hotel Shuts Rooms Amid Safety Worries

10th October 2007 (Last Updated October 10th, 2007 10:10)

A Las Vegas hotel has removed guests from 20 percent of its rooms amid concerns remodelling work was undertaken without proper permits. Guests were removed from 600 of Harrah’s 3000 rooms as a voluntary measure to allow building inspectors access, Associated Press reports. Har

A Las Vegas hotel has removed guests from 20 percent of its rooms amid concerns remodelling work was undertaken without proper permits.

Guests were removed from 600 of Harrah’s 3000 rooms as a voluntary measure to allow building inspectors access, Associated Press reports.

Harrah executive Jan Jones says the company is investigating whether proper permits were obtained for remodelling at Harrah and at the Rio hotel-casino, where rooms were closed last week to allow for post-renovation safety inspections.

The move at the Rio’s 21-floor Ipanema tower came after the Las Vegas Review reported it received complaints from an electrician and some workers told the newspaper the project took shortcuts that could jeopardise public safety.

The displaced guests were moved to other rooms in the hotel or other properties owned by the same company.