Wildwood Hotel
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Artist rendering of a 104-room hotel Cripple Creek's Wildwood Casino plans to break ground on in May and open in late August.

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The Wildwood Casino plans to be the first of Cripple Creek's four major casino operators to begin construction of a new hotel when it breaks ground at 11 a.m. June 6 on its 104-room Wildwood Hotel adjacent to the casino.

The $14 million project is planned for a summer or fall 2020 opening. The casino announced earlier this month an elevation survey had determined the Wildwood is the world's highest at 9,593 feet above sea level.

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Bronco Billy's Casino and Triple Crown Casinos also have announced plans for new adjacent hotels in a bid to solve a shortage of rooms and attract more customers to the Teller County city.

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