Developer and operator Full House Resorts is set to celebrate the “topping off” of its Chamonix Casino Hotel project on September 21 in Cripple Creek, Colorado. The long-standing tradition will commemorate the placement of a construction beam at the highest point of the construction. The construction team, joined by local dignitaries, will then enjoy a luncheon at the property, inaugurating the still-being-constructed ballroom of the new casino hotel.
“Chamonix will bring a new level of elegance and comfort to Cripple Creek upon its opening in mid-2023,” Full House says. Adjoining and connected to the company’s existing Bronco Billy’s Casino, Chamonix will include “a spacious and exciting” new casino; and approximately 300 luxury guest rooms and suites, “including some of the most lavish high-roller suites in Colorado.”
Bronco Billy's Casino
The Chamonix project will also feature a parking garage; new surface parking lots; extensive high-end meeting and entertainment space; an outdoor, rooftop, heated swimming pool overlooking Bennett Avenue; a full-service spa and beauty salon; and a fine-dining restaurant “designed to offer one of Colorado’s finest culinary experiences.”
The adjoining Bronco Billy’s Casino is also being renovated. Many of such renovations are now underway and scheduled to be completed “by year-end 2022.” When complete, the two casinos will be linked and will share a common frequent player system, meaning points earned today at Bronco Billy’s will be redeemable at Chamonix when it opens.
Construction is underway at Chamonix Casino Hotel
“Chamonix will bring the luxury of the French Alps to the Rockies, combining ‘European Elegance with Colorado Comfort,” said last year Daniel R. Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Full House Resorts. “Our new property takes its name from Chamonix-Mont Blanc, the world-famous French alpine resort and site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. Some five million people visit Chamonix in France each year.”
The company announced last month that some of its anticipated opening dates have “slipped a few weeks,” reflecting supply issues and normal construction challenges. While the Colorado gaming market has shown significant growth since betting limits were eliminated in May 2021, disruptions led the company to post a net loss of $4.4 million for Q2, which includes $1.6 million of preopening and development costs.