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Monarch Casino's new hotel & spa adds a story this week in Black Hawk

Updated videos and photos: concrete work adds second story of 23-story hotel

It was a big week for the future of Black Hawk: you can see the new 23-story hotel and spa at Monarch Casino Resort rising by the day!

Crews poured concrete for the second floor over the last few days. They're working on the base of the hotel and spa building, between the new parking garage and the current casino. By the numbers, the concrete work involved:

  • 370 Cubic yards of concrete
  • 7600 LFT of conduit within the slab
  • 1 Forklift
  • 1 Articulating Boom Lift
  • 1 Track Hoe
  • 1 Mini Track Hoe (MEP Contractors)
  • 1 Mini Excavator
  • 2 Tower Cranes
  • 3 Skid Steers
  • 1 Backhoe
  • 1 Dewatering System
  • 1 Sheep’s foot roller compactor
  • 1 Gas Powered Tamper
  • 1 Chipping extension for Backhoe or Trackhoe
  • 63 contractors, consultants and workers on site

That's a lot of activity for the mountain town of Black Hawk, located just 45 minutes from downtown Denver in Clear Creek Canyon above Golden!

The new construction includes approximately 500 guest rooms and suites, an upscale spa and pool facility, a total of four restaurants and several new bars. From the beautiful steakhouse restaurant, to the rooftop pool, to the retail space, this resort is sure to rival any major US casino property.

The casino has also undergone a recent renovation, including construction of a nine-story parking structure with state-of-the-art lighting. When coupled with valet parking spaces, the property has room for more than 1,500 vehicles.

Monarch Casino Black Hawk is hiring new Team Members to staff all of the newly-created positions. Excellent job opportunities are open to get in on the ground floor, with more than 1,000 openings in Food and Beverage, Spa and Valet services during the next two years.

In addition, the resort will also be hiring professionals in finance, engineering, and management. Job seekers are encouraged to apply now for current openings. The company offers competitive, comprehensive benefits packages. Visit Monarch Casino’s career page to view job openings, benefits and application procedures.


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About Monarch Casino Resort Spa

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. acquired the Monarch Casino Black Hawk, the first casino encountered by visitors arriving from Denver on Highway 119, in April 2012. The first phase of the property’s expansion occurred in November 2020, including the opening of the first 8 floors of a brand new 23-story hotel tower, featuring 200 hotel rooms. The expansion now pushes Monarch’s casino space over 60,000 square feet, featuring over 900 slot machines, table games (temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions), a 350 seat buffet-style restaurant, a 24-hour restaurant, grab and go coffee stand, 5,000 square feet of conference space and a parking structure with approximately 1,350 parking spaces. Once completed, the Monarch Casino Resort Spa expansion will include a 23-story hotel tower with 516 guest rooms and suites, an upscale spa and pool facility, five total restaurants, additional bars and associated support facilities.

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