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Monarch Casino Resort Spa celebrates the grand opening of its $400 million expansion!

Monarch Casino Resort Spa celebrates the grand opening of its $400 million expansion!

Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s investment in a luxury escape just 45 minutes from Denver includes a 23-story hotel, rooftop pool and spa, award-winning restaurants and more gaming space to keep Colorado gaming revenue here at home

The metamorphosis of Colorado’s premier gaming resort destination is complete- the result of five years of planning, building, and uncompromising attention to detail that’s the hallmark of Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s $400 million investment in Black Hawk.

“Guests of the all-new Monarch Casino Resort Spa can expect a high-end casino experience just 45 minutes west of downtown Denver,” said Michelle Shriver, Corporate Vice President of Operations for Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.

Monarch Casino Resort Spa welcomes guests with:

  • 516 mountain modern hotel rooms, 20% being suites
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  • 5 mouthwatering restaurant choices:
    • Award-winning white-tablecloth steakhouse Monarch Chophouse
    • Award-winning Monarch Buffet featuring world cuisine comfort food classics
    • Modern Mexican-Latin fine dining at Bistro Mariposa
    • Crowd-pleasing favorites served all day and night at Twenty-Four 7
    • Light bites, coffee, and gelato at Java Etc.
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  • Rooftop Spa Monarch designed by the same team behind award-winning sister property Spa Atlantis featuring:
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  • An aqua lounge, nature experiential shower, brine-inhalation light therapy lounge, mountain bath steam room, and laconium
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  • Outdoor spas and firepits atop the 23rd-floor pool deck with a breathtaking view of the Colorado Rockies
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  • 5,000 square feet of inspiring meeting rooms and conference space
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  • Nearly twice the gaming space catering to gaming enthusiasts of all interests including:
    • The BetMonarch Sportsbook & Lounge featuring a 22-foot monitor and state-of-the-art sound system
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  • High Limit Gaming Lounge and VIP Lounge
  • 14 tables with red-hot no-limit gaming action
  • More than 1,000 electronic games
  • 40 table games like baccarat, craps, and blackjack
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  • Sustainability right from the start, including:
    • 12 Tesla charging stations and 2 universal car charging stations in the garage
    • Energy-efficient plumbing fixtures and hot water heaters 
    • A water filtration system that eliminates 45,000 plastic bottles each year 
    • Motion sensor LED lighting systems in rooms 
    • Paperless check-in and out of the hotel 
    • Plastic straws by request only
    • Recycling of all cardboard and shredded paper
    • Butterfly habitat gardens on the exterior of the property
  • 1350 parking spaces in a state-of-the-art parking garage with Black Hawk’s shortest walk from car door to the casino door

Guests are invited to explore their own Monarch metamorphosis with a luxurious getaway just 45 minutes from Denver through breathtakingly beautiful Clear Creek Canyon. 


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