RAPID CITY, S.D. — A historic Rapid City hotel is set to celebrate the completion of a major renovation nearly 90 years after construction first started on what would become a city landmark.

The Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2pB0ygs) reports that the Hotel Alex Johnson is holding an open house Friday to display its renovated rooms, including the Presidential Suite.

It marks the hotel’s first major renovation since the 1970s, and workers are putting on the final touches this week. As part of the renovation, all guest rooms in the 11-story hotel were stripped to the walls and totally rebuilt.

Initial construction on the hotel started in October 1927, and the first guests checked in the following year. The hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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