Santa Ramona Valley’s most prominent hotel, the Hotel Cortez on Imperial Avenue, has been bought by an international group, the Barone Corporation. They have plans for renovation and improvements, and promise to bring its historical and vintage glamour back. The Barone Corporation own a famous traditional vineyard in the central Italian region of Tuscany. This vineyard produces a Chianti, that has been given the highest award in the Italian wine industry, the DOCG or Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. This classification is a guarantee of the wine’s quality from the Italian government, marked by the numbered government seal on each bottle. The corporation also owns a vineyard producing Prosecco in the northern Italian region of Veneto The new hotel CEO will be Alessandro Vicentini, who is also the International Logistic Manager of Vino Barone. The Hotel Cortez is their first hotel acquisition. The corporation is still working on its renovation plans.