PCL Construction tops out Monarch Hotel and Casino

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PCL Construction topped out the 23-story Monarch Hotel and Casino in Black Hawk.

PCL Construction topped out the 23-story Monarch Hotel and Casino in Black Hawk. With completion scheduled for August, the team is working to finish construction of the exterior and interior spaces.

The hotel tower will include five lower levels of casino gaming, restaurants, hotel administration and lounges. Levels six and higher will include hotel rooms and suites, and the top level will be an amenity deck with a spa, pools and recreation space. MBA Architecture and Interior Design designed the project.

Black Hawk is home to the state’s largest number of casinos.

This is PCL’s fourth hotel and casino in the area, including the Lodge Hotel and Casino, Black Hawk Casino by Hyatt, and the Gilpin Hotel Casino remodel. Reno-based Monarch Casino & Resort Inc. bought what used to be the Riviera Black Hawk casino in 2012.

Published in the Jan.2-15, 2019, issue of CREJ.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends in design, construction, interior design, development and more. Kris joined CREJ as an editor in 1998, after serving as editor of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Kris earned her Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When not covering Colorado’s commercial AEC community, she enjoys Pilates, reading, traveling, walking her Golden Retriever and cheering on her hockey-playing son.