STATE COLLEGE, PA – It was a breezy autumn day last year when Mark Morath chased after a flier blowing around the parking lot of the Quality Inn on Atherton Street in State College.
Pinning the flier to ground with his foot, he bent down, picked it up and walked it to the trash can before entering for one of his routine check-ins. The hotel is one of 11 managed by his company, Hospitality Asset Management Company (HAMCO).
It’s small acts like grabbing a rogue flier blowing in the wind that no guest would see that likely led Choice Hotels, one of the world's largest hotel companies, to name the State College-based operator Premier Hotelier of the year.
Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has announced Hospitality Asset Management Company as the recipient of its prestigious Premier Hotelier Award for 2017. The Premier Hotelier Award is one of the brand’s most elite designations, recognizing Hospitality Asset Management Company as its top franchisee for 2017. The award was announced by Choice Hotels at its 64th Annual Convention in Las Vegas in May.
INDIANA, Pa. – April 24, 2018 – The Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP has been recognized by the Hilton Corporation as a recipient of the 2017 Hotel Success Award, which annually acknowledges the best-in-class properties of all Hilton Garden Inn hotels. The award’s criteria includes ranking within the top 5% of Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the entire region of the Americas, based on the brand’s Total Quality Score Report. Of the 626 hotels eligible for the award, the Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP ranked in the top 20 in Total Quality Score. The hotel received a special trophy to display in its lobby in recognition of this high achievement.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Hilton Garden Inn brand as one of its top properties,” said Mark Morath, Founder, and CEO of Hospitality of Asset Management Company, the hotel’s operator.
The Wyndham Hotel Group at its Global Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, has named the Days Inn Penn State, located at 240 S. Pugh Street in State College, Pennsylvania, as the recipient of both of the highest awards attainable by a Days Inn hotel: the 2017 Hotel of the Year within the Days Inn brand, and the 2017 Global Hotel of the Year within Wyndham’s economy segment.
The Days Inn Hotel of the Year designation is the highest honor achievable within the worldwide Days Inn hotel brand, which spans nearly 1,800 locations. The Wyndham Global Hotel of the Year designation is the highest honor within Wyndham’s economy segment of hotels, which consists of more than 6,100 hotels including Super 8, Microtel Inn & Suites, Travelodge, Howard Johnson and Knights Inn.
Hospitality Asset Management Company is proud to announce the promotion of Jacqueline Montgomery as its General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP.
Montgomery started at the Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP in 2016 upon its grand opening as the Director of Sales. She has played a vital role in both opening of the hotel and CH Fields – Craft Kitchen restaurant. Her experience and knowledge of the Indiana market and hospitality industry is unparalleled, which is why taking this leading role fits her perfectly.
Hospitality Asset Management Company (HAMCO) is pleased to announce that two of its restaurants, 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion in Carlisle, PA and CH Fields Craft Kitchen in Indiana, PA, have received the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PRLA) 2017 Excellence in Food Safety Award.
The award recognizes members who make the commitment to exceed the industry’s high standards of food safety and sanitation. 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion and CH Fields Craft Kitchen were among 13 award recipients in Pennsylvania in 2017.
To qualify for the award, the restaurants were required to meet all Pennsylvania food safety, sanitation practices and procedures. Additionally, a PRLA representative visited and conducted a scrutinous inspection of the facilities.
Las Vegas, NV - At the 2017 Choice Hotels International Conference, all four Hospitality Asset Management Company, Choice Hotels branded properties, were recognized for great accomplishments.
The Comfort Suites Carlisle was awarded the 2017 Best Hotel Renovation, the Comfort Inn PA Turnpike- I-81 was selected as this year’s model property to showcase the new look of the brand, the Quality Inn Penn State was a recipient of the Platinum Award and the Carnegie Inn & Spa received the Gold Award. The Comfort Suites underwent complete hotel room renovations this past year and during that period, the hotel maintained, and even exceeded, customer service scores, along with overall customer satisfaction scores. The Comfort Inn PA Turnpike- I-81 was selected as this year’s model property to showcase the new look of the Comfort Inn brand and was also carefully chosen to be the host hotel of this year’s training videos.
Choice Hotels has awarded the Comfort Suites Carlisle the 2017 Best Hotel Renovation at this year’s Choice Hotels International Conference in Las Vegas. The Comfort Suites underwent complete hotel room renovations this winter and finished up the project in March 2017. During this period, the hotel maintained and even exceed customer service scores, along with customer satisfaction scores. To receive glowing reviews during a time of renovation is worthy of recognition, and Choice Hotels agreed.
Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, honored the highest rated properties within its portfolio of more than 6,500 franchised hotels around the world by announcing winners of its prestigious 2017 Platinum and Gold Hospitality Awards. The Quality Inn Penn State was a recipient of the Platinum Award and the Carnegie Inn & Spa won the Gold Award at this year’s Choice Hotels International Conference in Las Vegas.
The Carnegie Inn & Spa has again been awarded the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Lodging designation. Lodging at the AAA Four Diamond level feature upscale accommodations, which offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to details. Only 5.9 percent of the nearly 28,000 hotels reviewed have been awarded the AAA Four Diamond status for 2017, one of which is right in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, the Carnegie Inn & Spa.
For 81 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections. The company's team of inspectors assesses each of the eligible properties based on comfort, cleanliness, security and available services and amenities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Hospitality Asset Management Company is proud to announce the promotion of Meredith McNutt as its Area Director of Sales for both the Comfort Suites Carlisle and the Comfort Inn PA Turnpike- I-81.
McNutt started at the Comfort Suites Carlisle in 2011 as an Administrative & Sales Assistant and worked her way up to serve at the Sales Manager from 2014 to 2016. She was not done climbing yet and advanced as the opening General Manager of the Comfort Inn PA Turnpike- I-81 when it opened in April 2016 up until her recent promotion. Her experience and knowledge of the Carlisle market is unparalleled, which is why sales at duel properties fits her perfectly.
The Days Inn Penn State has been awarded the coveted Days Inn® Chairman’s Award for Quality. To be eligible for the award, which is given annually to a select number of properties throughout the United States and Canada, a property must pass its quality assurance evaluations with outstanding marks in all categories, including both service and cleanliness.
In conjunction with Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s (IUP) desire to have a first-class hotel on campus, Hospitality Asset Management Company (HAMCO), partnering with Fiore Management, created a privately funded Hilton Garden Inn which opening on November 1, 2016. The first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Indiana County, Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP reinforces the company’s focus on growth throughout the region.
Wyndham Hotel Group has awarded the Days Inn Penn State the 2015/2016 Hotel of the Year designation, the highest honor within the worldwide Days Inn brand of hotels. To be eligible for the prestigious award, a Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property must have demonstrated outstanding execution in 2015/2016 in each of the following categories: Superior accommodations, excellent evaluation scores, exceptional guest satisfaction and positive operating performance.
Lion Country Lodging has teamed up with Penn State Athletics to become the Preferred Hotel Partner of Penn State Athletics. Lion Country Lodging is launching the sponsorship with a multi-faceted marketing campaign in Penn State’s varsity sports that includes in-game exposure, digital and on-property activation, as well as a unique opportunity to engage fans by being the first ever entitlement sponsor of the Penn State Football Team Arrival event.
Five State College hotels under the Hospitality Asset Management Company umbrella, known as Lion Country Lodging, will be offering Penn State fan benefits to those supporters that choose to book through LionCountryLodging.com. Those hotels include Days Inn Penn State, Hilton Garden Inn, Quality Inn, Super 8 and the AAA Four Diamond Carnegie Inn & Spa.
The Carnegie Inn & Spa has been awarded the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Lodging designation.
In the tranquil woodlands encircling State College, PA, the Carnegie Inn & Spa is an intimate little gem in the tradition of the finest European country manors. The Carnegie Inn & Spa is elegance personified, with a brand of hospitality and warmth long since vanished from the impersonal, chain-style hotels. This concierge service Inn has the best surprise of all and that is that they only look expensive.
Hospitality Asset Management Company is pleased to announce that the Comfort Suites Downtown Carlisle and 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion have been recognized as first place recipients in two categories of the 2016 Best of Cumberland County by The Carlisle Sentinel readers.
The Comfort Suites Downtown Carlisle captured the Hotel/Lodging category and 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion conquered the Steak House category. Now in its fourteenth year, businesses can be recognized in 124 categories from Food and Drink, Automotive to Healthcare and Entertainment. For the first time, The Carlisle Sentinel combined the Best of Carlisle, Best of Shippensburg and Best of West Shore into one all-encompassing Best of Cumberland County.
When Hilton Worldwide announced plans for an electric vehicle charging program in partnership with Tesla and GE, Greg Rowell, General Manager of Hilton Garden Inn State College, took notice. Rowell concluded that offering this new cutting-edge amenity for guests to customize their stay more than ever, tied in perfectly with being a “green hotel”.
Hospitality Asset Management Company is pleased to announce that the Super 8 of State College received the prestigious award of being named one of the Super 8’s “Pride” properties, which is the first in franchise history.
Hospitality Asset Management Company has continued its steady growth by adding a Comfort Inn at Exit 226 along the PA Turnpike in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to its portfolio.
Hospitality Asset Management Company has continued its steady growth by adding a Human Resources Manager, Maryann Stassen, and Digital Marketing Manager, Chelsea Chidgey, to its roster.