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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann




Because Atlanta Is Gonna Love Being on Top

Inspired by the lavish resort locations of Mykonos, Monaco and the Amalfi coast, Slater Hospitality’s 21+ rooftop experience, L.O.A., is set to be Atlanta’s 38,000-square-foot retreat to the extraordinary. Currently under the final phase of construction, the world-class escape will be the first of its kind for the Peach State and is slated to open early this spring in West Midtown, at the top of The Interlock. Rooftop L.O.A. invites guests to detach from the day-to-day and experience three distinct offerings all on one rooftop – Restaurant, Pool, and Grove.

“Rooftop L.O.A. is a dream come true for our team as it is like nothing Atlanta has ever seen before,” said Slater Hospitality Founder + CCO, Mandy Slater. “We can’t wait to deliver this to our hometown to experience!”

Whether it is indulging in L.O.A.’s signature 8,000-square-foot coastal-European full-service Restaurant or taking a dip in the 1,200-square-foot resort-style Pool, complete with an indoor pool bar and lounge with showers and locker room, or sipping and socializing in L.O.A.’s extravagant outdoor gardenesque gathering Grove, Rooftop L.O.A. is Atlanta’s invitation to rise to the occasion and escape, unwind and revel in it all. Reservations for all will be highly encouraged.

Designed by ASD|SKY, the rooftop’s bold architectural forms, shaded arcades, intimate spaces, and lush landscaping create an immersive experience defying the norms of luxury with everything from Monaco’s cabana-striped pool clubs to the magical lushly landscaped garden lounges of Mykonos.

“Rooftop L.O.A. is about to disrupt the rooftop industry,” added ASD|SKY Associate Micah Hall. “With luxurious interiors, concept curated art and décor and a simple yet modern architectural aesthetic, L.O.A. will transport guests to the Mediterranean.”

If that's not enough, take in the picturesque skyline views and host up to 150 guests in L.O.A.’s spacious event pavilion adjacent to the Grove or inquire about the Restaurant’s private dining room and chef’s table as well as the private cabanas at the Pool for more intimate gatherings.

As with any offering at this level, building a team to execute an experience like Rooftop L.O.A. is a pivotal step in delivering and achieving the intended vision and the owners/operators at Slater Hospitality (Rooftop at Ponce City Market and 219+222 Mitchell/South Downtown expected in late 2022 + 2023) know how to do just that.

“As with the guest experience, the team and their experience are personally curated,” said L.O.A. Director of Operations Eric DiNardo. “It will be completely unique to the Atlanta market with a fun and respected work environment, aggressive compensation, development and growth opportunities, relationship building with guests, and more. Slater Hospitality has a stellar retention rate, so we’re thrilled to grow our team and find the best talent the hospitality industry has to offer.”

With opening right around the corner, hiring is underway with a “Hiring Event” scheduled for Feb. 21, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at The Interlock. Interested parties can register online here.

About Rooftop L.O.A.:

Located on the roof of The Interlock in West Midtown, Rooftop L.O.A. (Leave of Absence) is a 38,000-square-foot rooftop consisting of a full-service Restaurant, a 1,200-square-foot resort-style Pool featuring cabanas, an indoor pool bar, and lounge, as well as the Grove, a garden-inspired outdoor bar and 150-person covered event pavilion. Led by Executive Chef Joseph Trevino, the Restaurant will feature coastal European cuisine and open-fire cooking for dinner, brunch, and late-night. The Pool and indoor pool bar accommodate over 200 people with sun loungers and private cabanas, food and beverage service and a rotation of events and programming. Operated by Slater Hospitality, the 21+ rooftop experience is Atlanta’s retreat to the extraordinary. Stay in the loop with L.O.A. on Instagram, Facebook,

About Slater Hospitality:

Founded in 2015 by husband-and-wife team Kelvin and Mandy Slater and their southwest Florida-based partner Brett Hull-Ryde, Slater Hospitality is an award-winning organization that creates remarkable experiences through food, drink, and entertainment. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Slater’s principal of “people-first” has built a solid foundation for their team of 250 hospitality professionals and overarching guest experience. Whether a restored historical landmark or a brand-new development, SH relishes opportunities to transform unique spaces into extraordinary offerings. Establishments include Ponce City Roof - 2016 (84,000 square feet - Skyline Park, 9 Mile Station, RDF Social, 12 Cocktail Bar, + Rooftop Terrace), Rooftop L.O.A. – 2022 (38,000 square feet – Restaurant, Pool, Grove, Event Space) and coming in late 2022 to South Downtown Atlanta (Pizza Clementine and Thirteenth Floor) and phase two in 2023 (30,000 square feet of rooftop space slated for a modern diner and nightclub/cocktail lounge). For more information

About The Interlock:

Developed by SJC Ventures, Phase 1 of The Interlock is a nine-acre mixed-use property that is walkable from end-to-end. With a carefully curated and versatile mix of tenants, The Interlock boasts 200,000 square feet of technology-focused office space, 105,000 square feet for retail and restaurant space, 349 luxury apartments and 18 townhomes, 70 single family homes and the 161-room Bellyard, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Phase 2, under construction now, will include a 42,500-square-foot Publix grocery store and an additional 186,000 square feet of office, 40,000 square feet of retail space and Georgia Tech student housing. The development’s other amenity-rich elements include the public Highline Park, the first Puttshack in the nation and Rooftop L.O.A.(Leave of Absence), a 38,000-square-foot rooftop consisting of a full-service Restaurant, a 1,200-square-foot resort-style Pool and cabanas, an outdoor bar and gathering Grove, and a 150-person covered event pavilion. The Interlock will also house a 50,000-square-foot incubator space by Georgia Technology Ventures and We Work’s co-working space. Located at 1115 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, The Interlock will offer unparalleled entertainment and dining options and is ideally situated within a 5-minute walk to everything in the heart of West Midtown. For more information, visit

About ASD|SKY:

ASD|SKYis an integrated design firm that focuses on all aspects of design in the spaces where people work, gather, and celebrate. Headquartered in Atlanta, ASD|SKY is recognized as a leader in hospitality design. Creating immersive and engaging places is supported by its integrated design approach, where project teams are multi-disciplinary, each unique and specifically tailored to the goals of the project. The design focus is always grounded in engaging the guest and supporting the creation of experiences.


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