Hotel Alex Johnson boasts impeccable history. Comparing historic hotels state by state, you will be enamored by the history and charm of this early 20th century Rapid City hotel. The Alex Johnson is a registered property with the Historic Hotels of America, a National Trust for Historic Preservation. The group includes more than 230 hotels and resorts throughout the country that are recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining their historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance.To be selected for membership, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized locally as having historic significance.The Hotel Alex Johnson was built in 1928 and has hosted guests including six U.S. presidents. From the Native American symbols and original art work on display in the lobby, guest rooms, and hallways to the archival display of railroad artifacts and photographs of celebrities, movie casts, politicians and Presidents who made the Alex their “home away from home” this grand hotel has a rich history.
The hotel recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, including the opening of a new rooftop Art Deco style bar called Vertex. Restoration of the hotel based on original photographs and plans has returned the hotel’s surroundings to those of the 20s, from the guest rooms to the ballroom to the restaurant and lobby, all displaying its incredible past for today’s guests.