Hotel Alex Johnson and Vertex Sky Bar to host Halloween party; haunted room packages available

The Hotel Alex Johnson in downtown Rapid City is hosting a one-of-a-kind Halloween party on Saturday, October 27, 2012. As one of the most famous and historic hotels in the Black Hills, the Alex Johnson has long been rumored to be haunted—what better place to spend Halloween night?

For $15 per ticket, guests are invited to enjoy all the festivities for “A Haunting in the Alex.” Party-goers will enjoy drink specials, hors d’oeuvres, and live music by DJ Mike Malone of Tiki Man Entertainment. The party begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Ballroom at Alex Johnson. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

“Shot Ghouls” will be selling two different types of shots or you can try a “Death on the Beach,” served in black goblets with glow sticks ($5 for the first drink and $3 for refills in the same goblet). The hotel will also be holding a costume contest on Saturday night, with a top prize of $500 for best costume. Second prize is a Vertex Membership and third place will receive a Mug Club membership at Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub.

Then, for an even more thrilling night, register for one of the haunted packages at the hotel. The $149.99 package includes a room at the Alex Johnson, two tickets to the Halloween party, and an amateur ghost hunt. The Deluxe Haunted Room Package includes the two party tickets and ghost hunt, but for $229, you can actually stay in one of the five paranormal rooms at the hotel.

For more information or to purchase a haunted package or tickets, contact the Hotel Alex Johnson front desk at (605) 342-1210. Be sure to follow the Alex Johnson on Facebook for any announcements about the event.