Saudi Arabia is considered a close United States ally, despite an extensive record of human rights abuses. Since 2007, Saudi's Kingdom Holding Company has owned 45 percent of the stock in the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Another 45 percent of the stock is owned by Cascade Investment Management, a company controlled by Bill Gates. In 2010, KHC and Cascade worked together to make the Four Seasons private.
In Las Vegas, the top six floors of the Mandalay Bay Hotel are owned by the Four Seasons. This hotel became the subject of a deadly terror attack when suspect Stephen Paddock reportedly opened fire out of the windows of his suite on the 32nd floor, sending a spree of bullets down to a crowd of around 22,000 people at a music festival across the street.