A man from North Carolina has posted footage showing the hotel room where he stayed while holidaying in Las Vegas.
The very same room was later used by Stephen Paddock to carry out his attack which killed 59 and injured over 500.
The four-minute long footage shows Jeff giving a tour of the impressive suite, offering narration as he wanders through the comfortable seating and bar areas.
Tourist Jeff Bridges posted the chilling footage from the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Facebook, alongside the following caption:
Do you want to see what the view was from Mandalay Bay?
Andrea and I stayed in that EXACT same room last year on the 32nd floor! Room 32-135!
The video ironically ends with a view down on the concert area.
Again, we would like to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by this tragedy! ??#LasVegas #PrayingForVegas
Do you want to see what the view was from Mandalay Bay? Andrea and I stayed in that EXACT same room last year on the 32nd floor! Room 32-135! The video ironically ends with a view down on the concert area. Again, we would like to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by this tragedy! ??#LasVegas #PrayingForVegas
Posted by Jeff Bridges on Monday, 2 October 2017
47-year-old pharmaceutical sales rep Jeff and his wife Andrea stayed in the spacious suite 135 on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay in January 2016.
At the beginning of the video, Jeff remarks:
We got an upgrade, and it’s pretty spectacular.
Here he notes two sixty-inch TVs, before moving through to the large bedroom, complete with king-sized bed and chaise longue.
The bedroom is adjacent to a luxurious en suite bathroom, containing a mirror which can be transformed into a television.
Although Jeff was not charged for the room, the usual cost would reportedly be $700 to $900 per night, depending on occupancy.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) October 3, 2017
The video, which has been viewed over 10,000 times, ends on a chilling note, as Jeff walks over to the wall-length glazed glass windows.
Looking out over the striking view of the Las Vegas strip, with mountains clearly visible in the distance, Jeff makes the following remark:
The best thing about this room isn’t that it’s 1,800 square feet, the best thing is the views.
It’s incredible at night.
Paddock would go on to smash two of these window panes to make sniper points.
Details of the arsenal he used have been released by authorities.
Just across the road is the venue where he would shoot 59 people dead and injure over 500 more.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 3, 2017
Writing in the comments section of his original post, Jeff spoke of his shock at the realisation he had slept in the very same room where the mass murderer had committed his crimes:
I thought we stayed on the 36th floor until I went back and reviewed the video.
I knew he was in the Vista suite because of where the room was located. All the rooms on the end are suites. Yes, we were shocked.
BREAKING: Police: Las Vegas shooter killed himself prior to their entry into his hotel room.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 2, 2017
Jeff has now spoken out about his feelings at having stayed in the Vista suite, less than two years ago:
I felt nauseous and got a knot in my stomach.
Knowing that I stood exactly where that alleged killer stood when he shot and killed all those people makes me sick to my stomach.
Jeff has also further discussed how beautiful the view had been from the window:
It was the most incredible view of the Las Vegas strip I’ve ever seen!
My wife and I didn’t want to leave the room. We would just sit or stand at the window and gaze at the strip.
I can see one of the broken windows at Mandalay Bay from my hotel room and I'm kinda shook
— Beans (say-bin) (@sdotpeeler) October 3, 2017
Our thoughts are with all those whose lives have been affected by the Las Vegas attack.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.