Michael Riley moved here from Florida in 2011, to serve as the General Manager for The Oliver Hotel on Market Square. The Oliver Hotel, situated in the heart of Knoxville on Market Square, was built in 1876 as the Peter Kern Bakery, and has hosted everything from the Kern’s candy counter and soda fountain to a drugstore, and dancing hall. In 1982 the building was then converted to the Blakely House Hotel and in 2011 it was renovated and renamed The Oliver Hotel. The hotel is the only boutique property in Knoxville with a style that plays tribute to the building’s history. Michael has over 23 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.