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Lisa Palermo Appointed Executive Chef of the Carnegie House,
a Boutique Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania

August 3, 2010 - Hospitality Asset Management Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Palermo to Executive Chef of the Carnegie House, a Boutique Hotel, located in the Toftrees area of State College, PA.

“The Carnegie House is proud to welcome Lisa, as we believe it will be the perfect venue to showcase her award-winning talents,” said Ed Friedman, Owner.

Lisa joins the Carnegie House with extensive experience having served as Executive Chef of the 5 star Grand Bay Hotel and the Sheraton Design Center Hotel in Florida. She also was the Executive Chef and General Manager of the Sonny Bono Restaurant in Palm Springs, CA. Most recently, Lisa was the Executive Chef for Java Catering at Penn State University.

As an active participant in culinary events and food show competitions, Chef Palermo has earned numerous honors including the “Critics Choice Award” and “Best in Show” in Miami, and the Penn State Emerald Award.

Lisa is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America having first achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design from the Design Institute of San Diego, California.

Hospitality Asset Management Company, headquartered in State College, operates 6 lodging properties in this area including the Days Inn Penn State, the Hilton Garden Inn, Super 8, Quality Inn, Nittany Budget Motel and the Carnegie House. The Carnegie House is a 22-room Country Inn, famous in Happy Valley for superior customer service in overnight lodging and leisurely fine dining. Suites at Carnegie House are individually decorated with a beautiful collection of antiques, oriental rugs and many modern conveniences. The well-appointed luxury restaurant focuses on individual customer service with a contemporary European menu. 


Ann Herrold
Director of Marketing
Hospitality Asset Management Company
(814) 234-2700

Also See: Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center in State College, Pennsylavania Re-opens Following Extensive Renovations / April 2010

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