Property Portfolio

of Lion Country Lodging*

Hilton Garden Inn
State College, PA

HAMCO developed the feasibility of this $11 million dollar project in 2000 by recognizing the need in a lodging market mix, building 103 guest rooms, restaurant and meeting space, and managing the operations since opening in 2002. HAMCO has received the “Highest Guest Satisfaction” recognition from Hilton. Learn More

Quality Inn
State College, PA

The property features 97 guest rooms, atrium style complimentary breakfast area, fitness center, 1,000 square feet of meeting space, Enterprise Rent-A-Car on site and and is located across from to the famous State College Waffle Shop. Choice Hotels International has recognized this Quality Inn with the prestigious Platinum Award for superior accommodations and guest services. Originally developed as an Accor hotel in 1998, this property was converted to a Quality Inn in 2009. The property has also earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Learn More

Comfort Suites
Downtown Carlisle, PA

Located in historic Downtown Carlisle, this 105 well-appointed, full service, all-suite hotel includes six Jacuzzi suites and joined the HAMCO family in the beginning of 2014. The property and its 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion restaurant continue to impress as they repeatedly earned the TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. HAMCO has successfully managed the hotel operations and been responsible for the property wide $2.5 million dollars in renovations. Learn More

Gigi's Southern Table
State College, PA

This award winning restaurant prides itself on a superior customer service experience and locally sourced menu. A southern influence is present in many of Gigi’s Southern Table menu items and the restaurant also features an extensive wine collection, whiskey offerings and craft beers. The interior offers three distinctly different areas for dining, socializing and entertainment. The back porch area is the “place to be seen” in the summer months with extensive seating and beautiful fire pit. Learn More

*Lion Country Lodging is a pseudonym used in marketing Hospitality Asset Management's hotel portfolio

Days Inn Penn State
State College, PA

Named as Days Inn Brand Hotel of the Year 2016 by Wyndham Hotel Group. Days Inn Penn State is a full service high-rise in downtown State College that features 186 upscale guest rooms, conference facilities for 700 and a three-story central atrium. This Chairman’s Award winning property consistently outperforms its competitive set. Mark Morath, HAMCO’s President, has personally been associated with this highly successful hotel since 1989, and has supervised millions of dollars in renovations and upgrades. Learn More

Super 8
State College, PA

This Wyndham Worldwide property features 141 guest rooms, 1,000 square feet of meeting space, fitness center, and an expansive continental breakfast area. Conveniently located with an IHOP Restaurant and Brewsky’s Bottle Shop are also located on site. HAMCO will manage this Super 8’s extensive interior and exterior renovation beginning in late 2015. Learn More

Comfort Inn
Carlisle, PA

Teaming with a landowner and construction firm, HAMCO is developing an 86 room Choice International Hotel Prototype Comfort Inn; Pennsylvania’s first of its kind. Upon completion, HAMCO will provide the day to day operational management. The property will feature wireless internet, fitness facilities, meeting space, business center, indoor pool and complimentary guest breakfast bar. Located at the crossroads of America, the intersection of the PA Turnpike and Interstate 81. Learn More

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion
Carlisle, PA

Located on the premises of the Comfort Suites Hotel in historic downtown Carlisle, PA, this gem of a restaurant was voted “Best of Carlisle.” and is the #1 restaurant in the Carlisle area on TripAdvisor. Step back in time and step up your expectations at 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion Restaurant which pays tribute to President George Washington’s visit to Carlisle in October of 1794 on his way to squelch the whiskey rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. Learn More

Carnegie Inn & Spa
State College, PA

Upon a shift in ownership, HAMCO was invited to consult and thereafter manage the 20 guest room boutique hotel and upscale restaurant overlooking the 17th green of the world-class golf course. This AAA Four Diamond Award property for superior lodging and fine dining has expanded its operations to include an exclusive spa. The property has also been accepted into the prestigious Ascend Collection. Learn More

Nittany Budget Motel
State College, PA

Originally tasked with management of a small motel and restaurant lease, this property now boasts of 23 business efficiency guestrooms, a Brewsky’s Bottle Shop, and a trendy southern style restaurant and lounge, Gigi’s Southern Table. The Nittany Budget Motel consistently receives accolades for quality and service. Learn More

Hilton Garden Inn, IUP
Indiana, PA

Located on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania next to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Open in Fall 2016, a new first class hotel and restaurant for visitors and locals alike. Your place of quality and consistency for all your banquet, meeting and gathering needs. Whether you are here on business, visiting your student, meeting other alumni, or just in town to visit the Kovalchick Complex, stay with us! We offer all meals and a fun lounge in a great atmosphere that’s walking distance to your events. Learn More

Brewsky's Bottle Shops
State College, PA

HAMCO developed 4 locations throughout State College as retail beverage stores. These strategic locations are not only convenient but have been developed to enhance the offerings integrated at some of our hotel properties. This multi-million dollar enterprise primarily sells beer and snacks to go featuring an extensive selection of regional and national craft beers, an array of international beers and locally crafted beer. Learn More


HAMCO has negotiated several joint ventures and continues to supervise various food and beverage operations including Kildare’s Irish Pub, Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering, Mad Mex, and other specialty restaurants. HAMCO directly manages its AAA Four Diamond Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, Gigi’s Southern Table, and 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion.

  • Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering
  • Mad Mex Restaurant
  • Chrome Lounge
  • Kildare's Irish Pub