Hotel Alex Johnson joins Hilton's Curio Collection

Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City in Rapid City, S.D., joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton.

Built in 1928, this boutique hotel combines the ambiance of the late 1920s with regional art. This includes 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.

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The hotel has 143 guestrooms 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. Guestrooms combine modern conveniences with historic designs, including complimentary WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Additional highlights include a newly-renovated 24-hour fitness center with Life Fitness Equipment, as well as a location two blocks away from Founder’s Park offering access to more than 10 miles of running and hiking trails.

”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. “With its location just steps from the popular Art Alley – an iconic tribute to local artists and their creativity – and just a short drive from Mount Rushmore and all the iconic Black Hills have to offer, this beautiful hotel makes a perfect addition as the first Midwest property in our growing global collection of remarkable upscale and luxury hotels.”