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Climate-conscious features incorporated into Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s $400 million expansion

Climate-conscious features incorporated into Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s $400 million expansion

Every day is Earth Day thanks to Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s high-efficiency fixtures, smart technology, water conservation tools, and butterfly habitat!

It’s easy to see how the beauty of nature-inspired almost every aspect of the new Monarch Casino Resort Spa, so it’s no surprise that behind-the-scenes environmental features were built right in to reduce the property's carbon footprint during the construction of its $400 million resort expansion. The result?

  • Eliminating nearly all single-use plastic waste by installing a state-of-the-art Vavreau water filtration system, resulting in 45,000 fewer water bottles consumed each year
  • Installing energy-efficient water fixtures
  • Using smart LED lighting systems including occupancy sensors to turn off lights in empty rooms 
  • Offering electric vehicle charging stations
  • Making plastic straws by request only with a transition to paper straws underway
  • Checking in and checking out paperlessly at the hotel desk

That’s what guests get to see inside. Outside, Monarch’s resort expansion team created something extra special for the property’s beautiful inspiration. They planted the monarch butterfly’s favorite snack, milkweed, and other flowering favorites abundantly throughout the grounds, offering monarch butterflies a place of respite during their migration and a steady source of food for other butterflies, bees, and birds. 

Guests can feel good booking their experience today at one of Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s 516 hotel rooms and suites. With more than 1000 state-of-the-art electronic gaming machines, 40 tables with the liveliest dealers in Black Hawk, the most helpful sports betting team, Black Hawk’s most well-appointed poker room, the always relaxing and rejuvenating Spa Monarch, and a sustainable mindset, there’s something for everyone at Colorado’s premier gaming resort destination. 

Jordan Sherman M&C Communications | On behalf of Monarch Casino Resort Spa


About Monarch Casino Resort Spa


Monarch Casino Resort Spa is Colorado's premier gaming resort destination. Located only 45 minutes from downtown Denver at 488 Main Street in historic Black Hawk, Colorado, guests who choose to stay, play, and dine at Monarch's award-winning resort can expect the ultimate experience. In 2023, Newsweek readers voted Monarch Casino Resort Spa the 4th “Best Overall Casino Outside of Las Vegas.” Gaming: More than 60,000 square feet of wide-open, red-hot, no-limit gaming space houses 1050 electronic games, 43 table games (including baccarat), a poker room featuring 14 tables including, and a well-appointed self-serve beverage lounge. Dining: Award-winning, elevated dining options include the flagship Monarch Chophouse, Bistro Mariposa, Twenty-Four 7, Buffet, and Java Etc. Lodging: 516 mountain-modern luxury hotel rooms and suites can be found within Monarch's 23-story hotel tower. Spa Monarch: Recognized as a 2023 USA Today 10 Best Hotel Spa finalist, Spa Monarch is a full-service luxury spa available by appointment only. Parking: Monarch has a free enclosed 1,350-space parking garage (including EV chargers), which features hi-tech technology alerting people how many collective and individual spaces are available on each level.

About Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI), was incorporated in 1993 and, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns and operates the four-diamond Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, and the Monarch Casino Black Hawk (formerly the Riviera Black Hawk Casino) in Black Hawk, Colorado, approximately 40 miles west of Denver. For additional information, visit

Monarch Casino Resort Spa
488 Main Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422