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In the Know

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

5 Things That Set the Hotel Alex Johnson Apart from The Rest

The Hotel Alex Johnson you know and love has evolved. So, what can our Guests expect? Here’s a look at the latest updates to our downtown Rapid City hotel. Whether you’re traveling halfway across the country to visit us, or simply planning a staycation...
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Black Hills Weekend Getaway

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 Bar....
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8 Reasons Why the Black Hills is the Perfect Winter Getaway

We know travel looks very different today and we want to make it easy for you to travel confidently. When you’re ready to travel, consider the Black Hills of South Dakota as your top destination. While many travelers visit the Black Hills during summer,...
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New Vertex Bar Manager – Remington

We would like to welcome Remington as our new Vertex Bar Manager! Remington recently moved to Rapid City, SD from West Palm Beach, Florida. Prior to coming to Vertex Sky Bar, Remington was the COO of The Give Back Community, a start up non-profit dedicated...
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Featured Vertex Associate – Mason

Meet our Associate of the Month, Mason! He is Vertex Sky Bar’s Bar Back at Hotel Alex Johnson. We had a minute to visit with Mason and ask a few questions about his experience working at Vertex and what he loves most about the atmosphere. Q: WHAT...
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Make History with Our Top 10 Scenic Attractions in the Black Hills

Buckle up and enjoy the ride! We have compiled a list of the best scenic routes in the Black Hills to make your next road trip as memorable as our hotel’s history. Aside from the area’s top attractions, the Black Hills is filled with natural beauty...
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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 2022 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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