Five-Star Team Building: Corporate Retreats at The Nittany Lion Inn

Since it opened in 1931, The Nittany Lion Inn has encapsulated the charm of all that's best about Penn State. From the roaring fire and polished apples that greet you when you check in to the sumptuous meal that awaits in the Dining Room, it's a destination in itself.


Google Reviews, which can be notably brutal, gives unmitigated praise to back this up. “It's an excellent destination for all things PSU,” one reviewer sums up.


So it's no surprise at all that the corporate retreats hosted by The Nittany Lion Inn are nothing short of stellar. “One of the best places for a conference in the state,” George L. says. “I recently stayed at The Inn for a conference,” says another reviewer, “everyone I interacted with was friendly, smiling and courteous. The Inn was spotless and inviting.”


Ashley Hardison, a sales manager with the Inn, says that their team helps companies host an unforgettable event by offering a uniquely customized experience. “We help the company by handling all of the information on the vendor side,” she says. “We ask companies to provide three details — dates, number of people, and time of day — then choose from one of the options we offer, and we take it from there!”


She and her team link companies up with world class speakers, reserve guest rooms and meeting spaces, organize team building activities and food, all in one conversation.


Going above and beyond expectations is something that The Nittany Lion Inn prides itself on, and they promise that retreats held there will be memorable. They partner with local businesses to offer experiences like kayaking with Tussey Mountain Outfitters, fly fishing with Mark Antolosky and ropes courses at Shaver's Creek. They offer their own version of Iron Chef, featuring their own in-house expert chefs, and their close ties to Penn State allow activities like scavenger hunts through campus.


The Nittany Lion Inn has also recently partnered with an interactive gaming company who will also be able to provide unique experiences like giant battleship, human claw, a giant four-person Pac Man and virtual reality simulators.


Last year, a retreat for 80 sales professionals culminated with a fiercely competitive campus scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt ended with a group photo at the Lion Shrine, which The Inn had framed and engraved for the company, mailing it to them within days.


Whether you are part of a small company or large corporation, there’s no better place to hold your meeting than at The Nittany Lion Inn. You'll enjoy unsurpassed service as you experience a corporate retreat that is team-building, fun and memorable.


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