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Ameristar Casino Project in Black Hawk, CO

Ameristar Casino Project in Black Hawk, CO

Ameristar Themed Casino Design

Ameristar is an exciting new casino resort spa in Black Hawk, Colorado Ameristar is an exciting new casino resort spa in Black Hawk, Colorado

When Pinnacle Entertainment planned to open their Ameristar Casino, Resort and Spa in one of western America's most beloved historical districts, it was important to get the look just right. Various styles of our beams helped make that happen.

Black Hawk, Colorado, is a former gold-rush town that's become one of the most historic districts in Colorado. It's also home to one of the most exciting casino resorts to open in recent years - Ameristar.

With over 1,400 slot machines, 536 luxurious hotel rooms and a world-class spa, Ameristar is an incredible venue nestled right in the heart of Black Hawk - and to make sure the casino was in keeping with his historic neighborhood, developers Pinnacle Entertainment made sure to design it with a rugged, western look in mind.
Sandblasted beams accent a tray ceiling above Ameristar Casino's gaming tables Sandblasted beams accent a tray ceiling above the gaming tables Faux rustic wood beams installed in a spider web pattern on Ameristar's gaming floor in Blackhawk, CO Rough Sawn beams form a bold spider web pattern

That's why the casino and spa features floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, towering skylight ceilings and elegant state floors - resembling a mountain lodge more than a modern resort casino. Timber also serves as a signature design element - and that's where Pinnacle decided to team up with

Ameristar Casino's pool room with faux wood trusses below the skylight. Ameristar's stunning pool room outfitted with trusses built with Woodland beams

A significant number of wood details in the hotel don't actually use authentic wood, but were created with our beams instead including Rough Sawn, Woodland, Timber and Hand-Hewn. Molded in high density polyurethane foam, and expertly colored to resemble real wood, the beams enabled Pinnacle to add a rustic look for a fraction of the price of using real wood, and enjoy the flexibility of running cables, lighting and more through the hollow beams if they need to.

Faux hand hewn beams installed outside a Merk & Tyler store at the Ameristar Casino Hand Hewn beams criss-cross outside the casino's Merk & Tyler store

Once installed, the beams fit the decor seamlessly - and it's impossible to tell them from the real thing. More importantly, they perfectly capture the atmosphere of a rocky mountain resort; and ensure guests to the hotel and spa feel like they making an escape from the everyday.

Faux timber beams installed at the Centennial Buffet at Ameristar Casino, Blackhawk CO Faux timber beams add casual elegance to Ameristar's Centennial Buffet

Have you visited Ameristar Casino, Resort and Spa? If you, let us know if you spotted our beams!