If Raleigh is looking to be diverse and appeal to all, then I would love to see more upscale category brought to Raleigh. I know there are a few higher end restaurants, but I would love to see a four seasons, or Ritz or some sort of upscale boutique hotel, or high end bar with beautiful dark woods and nice chairs brought to Raleigh. Believe it or not, there is a market for it. There are people all over that desire upscale facilities and would go to them. Everything doesn’t have to be a cornerstone or dirty bar with high prices. If they brought a high end hotel to Smoky Hollow Phase III, that would be awesome! To have a hotel that has height, beautiful views of Raleigh, an upscale, bar/restaurant, and spa, would be great!
If you ever go to Umstead you see there is definitely a demand for more upscales services in the area. Their spa is always booked, their bar is always busy.
What do we need to do to appeal to these higher end business owners to invest in Raleigh?