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Stay up to date on everything going on in and around our Black Hills area hotel. View our latest news and press, below.

Group Travel Blog

Want to experience the beautiful Black Hills and surrounding areas in just a few days? The Hotel Alex Johnson is Rapid City’s premier downtown hotel and only a short drive from many well-known Black Hills attractions. To ensure you get the most...
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Spring in Downtown Rapid City, SD

Spring is arriving, in Rapid City, SD, and we are excited about the new activities that will be coming with it. This April, we are excited to host our annual Easter Brunch Buffet in our historic Ballroom. We will have additional seating in Vertex Sky...
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Featured Vertex Associate – Hailee

Meet our Associate of the Month, Hailee! She is Vertex Sky Bar’s bartender and server at Hotel Alex Johnson. We had a minute to visit with Hailee and ask a few questions about her experience working at Vertex and what she loves most about the atmosphere. Q:...
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Five Stunning Photos of Hotel Alex Johnson

Throughout the year, we received stunning photos of our historic hotel from our Guests and travelers alike. We have chosen our top five favorite photos that we have received to share with you. Want to see your photo featured? Follow us on Facebook and...
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The Life of Alex Carlton Johnson

The founder of our historic downtown Rapid City hotel was Alex Carlton Johnson. While there have been many changes to the Hotel Alex Johnson throughout its history, we are proud to say that the hotel has been able to retain its historic presence and once...
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Are You Ready for the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally?

Do you hear that? It is the rumble of the motorcycles entering the Black Hills of South Dakota as Rally Week approaches. Are you ready for the biggest motorcycle gathering in the world? Do you know what you want to see while you are here? We have put...
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6 Reasons Why Hotel Alex Johnson is One of the Most Unique Hotels in Rapid City, SD

Located in downtown Rapid City stands the 11 story, magnificent Hotel Alex Johnson. Well-known to many Black Hills residents and visitors, this hotel has enough charm to leave a life-long impression the moment you step into the hotel lobby.  From...
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A Murder Mystery at Hotel Alex Johnson

The weekend at historical Hotel Alex Johnson started out as any other weekend would. Guests eagerly made their way through the hotel doors where they were greeted by the friendly valet staff. While checking in for the weekend, the Manager exchanged warm...
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