|By Marketwired .||
|January 21, 2014 01:44 PM EST||
SAVANNAH, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- Change has a charming reputation. Whether it's one's pace or scenery, change, it seems, can only improve it. But when change comes in the form of a new general manager with more than 20 years of industry experience, even the most stalwart traditionalist can feel a flicker of excitement. And as the Savannah Marriott Riverfront welcomes precisely that sort of change to its management team, guests and staff alike can only benefit.
Originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, Michael Bailey earned his B.S. in Hospitality Management from Virginia Tech before spending the next 20-plus years working in hotels and restaurants. During his time at Adam's Mark Hotels in Indianapolis, Michael was an active member of the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis Hotel and Motel Association and hosted many special guests, including: Peyton Manning, Little People of America, and the Indianapolis 500. From Baltimore, to Houston, and even the Jackson Marriott in Mississippi, his experience has prepared him for this latest appointment at one of the premier properties among downtown Savannah hotels.
"I am so pleased to be in this beautiful, historic city," Bailey says. "Our associates are terrific to work with, and our hotel is in an ideal location to experience the charm of the riverfront and downtown Savannah."
Owing to its position along the riverfront, the hotel puts visitors within all the best things to do in Savannah, Georgia, from browsing among antique shops, to visiting art galleries, squares and historic houses. Plus the hotel is near Savannah State University, which makes college tours and visiting students an easy enterprise for guests. Bailey's history of working in similarly vibrant cities points to an ability to build strong connections between the hotel and its community, something that will ultimately enhance his guests' overall hotel experience.
Another area where Bailey's professional background will be put to good use is the culinary arts. With at least one restaurant sure to earn a place on any Savannah, Georgia restaurant guide, the hotel presents an appetizing opportunity for Bailey to strengthen the property's position within the local dining scene. While Blue, A Savannah Bistro, already stands out as a top pick for contemporary American fare, Bailey will enjoy leading it and the hotel's other dining options within the ever-changing landscape of the restaurant world.
As Bailey and his family set down roots in their new hometown, the possibilities inherent to change continue to swirl about them. But with their settling in will no doubt come change's illustrious sibling: legacy.
About the Savannah Marriott Riverfront
With an unbeatable location along the city's riverfront, the Savannah Marriott Riverfront is poised to offer a memorable stay for both business and leisure travelers. The museums, shops and restaurants of the downtown area are just steps away from the expansive property, while the hotel's 36,000 square feet of flexible event space is designed to accommodate any business function. A full-service spa, fitness center and indoor and outdoor pools translate to on-site recreation, while three dining options offer dishes that range from light snacks and cocktails to creative contemporary fare. No matter what brings travelers to the hotel, however, the welcoming guest rooms and suites ensure they won't be in a hurry to leave. Junior and executive suites, along with a Concierge Level, provide an extra level of comfort, although every guest room features inviting amenities like sumptuous bedding. At this gracious property, memories are simply waiting to be made.
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2500545
Savannah Marriott Riverfront
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership abi...
Mar. 27, 2017 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,010
The essence of cloud computing is that all consumable IT resources are delivered as services. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, demonstrated the concepts and implementations of two important cloud computing deliveries: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). He discussed from business and technical viewpoints what exactly they are, why we care, how they are different and in what ways, and the strategies for IT to transi...
Mar. 27, 2017 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,121
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
Mar. 27, 2017 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 976
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service.
Mar. 27, 2017 03:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,935
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Mar. 27, 2017 03:15 AM EDT Reads: 3,126
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Mar. 27, 2017 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,956
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outlyer, a monitoring service for DevOps and operations teams, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Outlyer is a monitoring service for DevOps and Operations teams running Cloud, SaaS, Microservices and IoT deployments. Designed for today's dynamic environments that need beyond cloud-scale monitoring, we make monitoring effortless so you ...
Mar. 27, 2017 02:15 AM EDT Reads: 4,133
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
Mar. 27, 2017 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,882
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Mar. 27, 2017 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,948
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Mar. 27, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,820
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Mar. 27, 2017 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,028
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
Mar. 27, 2017 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 827
China Unicom exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data communica...
Mar. 27, 2017 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,327
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, will discuss some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and relate how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material will be delivered i...
Mar. 26, 2017 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,043
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and micro services. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your contain...
Mar. 26, 2017 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 7,585