12 Oct Meetings on the Rooftops!
Gone is the dull surroundings of four square walls inside an office building or hotel. I recall a popular meeting place in our city was below ground in a hotel subbasement. While sufficiently appointed, and “economical”, there were no windows, no fresh air. It was basically a furnished tomb. Even modern buildings with open space offices and glassed walled conference rooms that let in some light, generally from LEDs, lack fresh air and imagination.
Wendy Smith, Marketing Director for Slater Hospitality, explained out to break out of the meeting room box! Slater Hospitality offers imaginative meeting space in the Ponce City Market including Skyline Park, Nine Mile Station, and the Rooftop Terrace which allow event planners to create unforgettable meetings on the rooftop in Atlanta. Imagine Boardwalk games, a 2-story slide, mini golf, bar and concessions with great views of Atlanta skylines and a Coney Island feel. That’s Skyline Themepark. While generally open to public, businesses can hold a private event or semi-private event there. The adjacent Terrace is tented has great views and is air conditioned/heated for meetings. Look out of meeting room windows and see onto the park with the backdrop of Atlanta, the beautiful “City of Trees.”
Events can be held in professional comfort and the light and airy atmosphere and then the attendees can escape work in the theme park. They look forward to each hour and can release the inner kid with meeting breaks of skeeball or mini golf (and even the infamous Zoltar Machine that sits in front of RFD). Attendees rejoin with clear heads and broad smiles.
To escape any foul weather, the connected, historic RFD offers space in the area that once broadcast the 1920s radio program “Dinner Bell R.F.D.” (Radio Farmer’s Democracy). Now the space offers seating, bumper pool and a full bar.
9 mile station a rooftop beer garden, atop Ponce City Market, has an indoor/outdoor restaurant and great views and seats up to 80 inside.
Slater Hospitality spaces are suitable for meetings of 80-500 and can be customized to the client, providing special decoration, and “uncorporate” extras like Champagne toasts at lunch breaks, and popsicles for snacks. Atlanta United Soccer hosted a team party on the rooftop before their kickoff. The space was customized in the team colors right down to the lighting which glowed red. Special seating designed for their VIPs and names of games were put in Atlanta United colors. By renting out the entire rooftop Atlanta United allowed their soccer players really cut loose…and enjoy a rooftop game … of basketball.
The Hotel Clairmont, which is in walking distance, makes the space perfect to bring out-of-town guests and hold multi-day events.
Event Planners – For more information, contact Wendy at 404-304-8969 or go to www.slaterhospitality.com