PITTSFIELD The Holiday Inn signs on the former Crowne Plaza Hotel have been covered up for now, but it doesn't mean the lodging establishment's conversion to that brand is over.

The signs were installed as part of the conversion but were recently covered because the entire project is yet to be completed, said Realtor Steven Ray, speaking on behalf of hotel owner Anil Sachdev.

The Holiday Inn & Suites brand is expected to be online at the former Crowne Plaza in May, Ray said. The 14-floor lodging establishment will continue to be referred to as the Berkshire Plaza Hotel until the conversion is completed. The hotel's 20-year affiliation with the Crowne Plaza brand ended in January 2018.

The hotel is undergoing an extensive $2.5 million to $3 million renovation process that began early last year. The new hotel signs were installed early because that was when the vendor was available.

Berkshire Hospitality Group LLC of Brooklyn, N.Y., run by Sachdev, bought the hotel for $1.1 million at a foreclosure auction in April 2017. In November, Sachdev purchased the three-story Berkshire Common office complex at 2 South St. that abuts the hotel for $900,000.