WATCH: Eerie Video Shows Inside Of Las Vegas Shooter’s Mandalay Bay Hotel Room
A now-eerie video, posted to YouTube in 2016, shows the inside of suite 32-135 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas — the room Stephen Paddock used to shoot more than 550 people across the street at the Las Vegas Village during the Route 91 music festival Sunday night.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal discovered the video, posted to Facebook by North Carolina resident Jeff Bridges, who stayed in the suite with his wife in 2016. It begins with a shot of the room number and continues as Bridges narrates his way through the suite, which features a bar and living room, and floor-to-ceiling windows that give a now-infamous view of Las Vegas Village.
It’s easy to confirm that this is the correct room; the bathroom Bridges shows in the video’s first segment is the same one covered in police tape in these photos, obtained by ABC News.
The suite is huge, likely one of Mandalay Bay’s famous King Panoramic Suites, which offers an uninterrupted view of the Las Vegas skyline from the 1,450 square foot, two-bedroom hotel room. The windows wrap around the entire suite, giving temporary residents a sightline that stretches from the Luxor, off to the right of Mandalay Bay, to McCarran International Airport, all the way to the left. The room retails for between $99 and $600 per night, depending on demand.
Las Vegas law enforcement believe Paddock knew about the suite’s wraparound windows, and chose 32-135 deliberately for its view of the festival grounds across Las Vegas Boulevard.
Over the course of several days, Paddock moved 10 suitcases full of weapons, tools, and ammunition from his car to his 32nd floor room. According to the FBI, Paddock eventually stockpiled an arsenal of 23 separate guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, two bi-pods for stabilizing his weapons, and a hammer, which he used to break out the glass in two of the suite’s windows.