Colorado: Wildwood Hotel celebrates grand opening in Cripple Creek Wednesday night Tony Keith, KKTV · July 15, 2021 at 2:44 pm The people behind a 101-room hotel in Cripple Creek celebrated its grand opening Wednesday night. The doors to the Wildwood Hotel were opened to the public for the first time on June 25. On Wednesday, city leaders joined others from across the state and country for a Grand Opening Celebration at the newest hotel in Cripple Creek. The hotel is the first standalone hotel built since casinos were approved back in 1991. “Like many mountain towns, Cripple Creek’s economic well being depends heavily on tourism. Opening a new, modern hotel that’s affordable will encourage more people to come and visit our beautiful town and enjoy all the area has to offer,” owner Joseph Canfora said. The hotel’s general manager, Matt Andrighetti, believes the new hotel will attract more out-of-state guests to the small mountain town.