Former owner of Mendon establishment to repurpose name
The former Holiday Inn on Route 7 in Rutland Town will now be called the Cortina Inn. If that name rings familiar, it is. The Cortina Inn was for years a popular local destination but stood vacant until recently repurposed as Vista Senior Living, an assisted-living center in Mendon.
Anil Sachdev, president of Dharam Hospitality Inc., formerly owned the Cortina Inn in Mendon and currently owns the Holiday Inn. (The Cortina Inn went through a few owners after him before becoming Vista Senior Living.) The Holiday Inn sign is expected to be replaced by the Cortina Inn sign this week. Extensive renovations are also planned for the 150-room hotel; they are scheduled to be completed by the spring or early summer.