RAPID CITY, S.D. & MCLEAN, Va.—A historic hotel with a blend of American Western, German, and Native American culture, Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City today joined Curio — A Collection by Hilton. It is located in the heart of downtown Rapid City and near Main Street Square.
“Hotel Alex Johnson combines an ideal location with a historic setting for an authentic guest experience, and has also hosted six U.S. presidents and numerous celebrities and dignitaries,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio — A Collection by Hilton.
Built in 1928, this boutique upscale hotel combines the ambiance of the late 1920s with regional art. This includes carefully-restored bricks in the lobby and hand-painted Sioux designs and “four sacred directions” symbols, a tribute to the area’s Native American culture and beliefs.
Guests can relax in one of 143 spacious guest rooms that include views of Main Street Square and an outdoor entertainment venue. Built by railroad magnate Alex Johnson, the hotel is reflective of Johnson’s German heritage and love of the Sioux culture. Guest rooms combine modern conveniences with historic charm, including complimentary Wi–Fi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, plush linens, and coffeemakers. Additional highlights include a newly-renovated 24-hour fitness center with Life Fitness Equipment, as well as an ideal location just two blocks away from Founder’s Park offering access to more than 10 miles of running and hiking trails.
“Our storied history and setting in the heart of downtown Rapid City — along with the reassurance that comes with the iconic Hilton name — will truly set us apart from other offerings in the market,” said Caleb Arceneaux, chief executive officer, Liv Hospitality, LLC. “During their stay at Hotel Alex Johnson, our guests will not only experience the tremendous pride and passion our talented team has for our city, but they will also be intrigued to make new discoveries that are truly unforgettable.”
The hotel features three unique and dynamic dining options, including a full service Starbucks in the lobby offering spacious gathering areas and a fireplace. Paddy O’Neills Pub offers guests a traditional atmosphere with all the comforts of a neighborhood pub. Live entertainment, 24 tap beers, and a time-honored juke box set the backdrop for the casual gathering spot. Vertex Skybar is the hotel’s private, upscale rooftop venue featuring indoor and outdoor seating with views of the downtown Rapid City skyline and the Black Hills. Open exclusively to hotel guests and members, Vertex Skybar features an expansive cocktail and wine list, as well as a dinner menu with local favorites.
Hotel Alex Johnson offers some of the biggest event space in the region with nearly 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a grand ballroom. Customized on-site catering and state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment are available.