Executive Staff

Nicholas C. Scott

President / Owner

B.S. Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Cornell Unversity.

50 years experience in the hospitality industry.

Business Related Information:

Nicholas C. Scott President & CEO of Scott Enterprises is a passionate leader who’s vision has helped shape the hospitality business in Northwestern PA. A 1963 graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. degree in Hotel Restaurant Institutional Management, Nick built the family business into 28 locations in North Western PA and Western NY. His company Scott Enterprises has a unique portfolio of hotels, restaurants, conference centers,golf courses, ski resort, and a spa. In 2004 the company opened Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort which now has over 90,000 square feet of aquatic space making it one of the largest indoor water park resorts in the country. Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort’s newest and largest attractions are the 200,000 gallon indoor wave pool and the Tree Tops 3- story indoor ropes course.

Business Achievements:

  • INC. Magazine’s award of “Entrepreneur of the Year” for Western Pennsylvania in 1992.
  • “Outstanding Citizen” Award in 1993 from the Americans for Competitive Enterprise System (A.C.E.S.)
  • Featured speaker at the 1994 U.C.L.A. Hotel Investment Conference in Los Angeles, Ca.
  • In 1995, the Econo Lodge of Erie was awarded “Inn of the Year” out of 750 Econo Lodges throughout the United States.
  • In 1996 Mr. Scott was appointed by Congressman Phil English o be a representative to the White House Conference on Tourism in Washington, D.C.
  • In January 1997, The Erie Business Center/Erie Chamber of Commerce, “Outstanding Business Person” award was given to Nick Scott.
  • In 1997 the Residence Inn of Erie was recognized as on of the top 10 Residence Inns in the United States.
  • In November of 1998 Nick Scott was the featured speaker at the Outstanding Citizens Award Banquet of the Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System.
  • In 2003 Scott Enterprise hotels independently receive the prestigious Golden Globe Award from their respective brands. They were the Residence Inn, Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge.
  • In January 2005 Nick Scott was featured on the cover of Franchise Times a national trade publication
  • In May 2006 Nick Scott was featured on the cover of the first issue of The Edge. Nick Scott and his family have also been featured in advertisements for successful franchisees by Choice Hotels in various national business publications including Entrepreneur and Success magazines as well as many trade magazines.
  • Through our “We Promise To Care” campaign, Scott Enterprises supports many individuals, organizations and fundraising events. Scott Enterprises mantra is “we promise to care.” Everyday 2500 associates come to work promising to care for their guests, their community and each other. Simply put, caring is the thread that binds each employee throughout 27 properties in Northwestern PA. and Buffalo NY. Nick Scott Sr. CEO and President of Scott Enterprises says that” it is our intent that each associate within our organization has the opportunity to make a difference and feels valued as they are an integral part of the success of the company”

Community Service

Nick Scott served as 1995 Corporate Chairman for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Fund Drive, Trustee of Discovery Square , past board member of Erie Art Museum, past chairman of the Erie Area Fund for the Arts Drive, past President of the Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Convention Board, Member of the founding commission of the Civic Center, member of the committee for the Bicentennial Tower Concept, member of the board of Council of Fellows, member of the Board of Cooperators for Hamot Health Foundation, past member of the Erie Philharmonic Board, member of Erie Rotary Club. Scott Enterprises supports the Arts in Erie, sponsoring many concerts and is the major sponsor ofthe Erie Philharmonic Symphonic Series and also supports the Mercyhurst College “Mary D’Angelo
Performing Artists Series.

Personal Interests

Nick Scott is an avid photographer, having won many awards and presenting photography exhibits and shows over the past 25 years. Other hobbies include tennis, golf, skiing, boating and scuba diving. Scott Enterprises was founded over 70 years ago by Nick’s father, Chris Scott who, at the age of thirteen was sent from Greece to “the promised land,” America, to find a better life for his family. Today, family values and work ethic remains a linchpin to their success. Under Nick’s leadership in strategic planning, the family company, based in Erie, PA, has successfully expanded into twenty-eight locations, with more than $50 million in projects under development. The most recognizable hospitality brands in the region are members of the Scott Enterprise family. Nick recently lead his team to successfully acquire the Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa in Clymer, NY. This latest acquisition brings the total number of employees to 2,500 (in peak season.)