Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is one of the most expensive resorts in Singapore since it is located in downtown Singapore in the central business district (CBD) where real estate rates are the highest. The resort is constructed on reclaimed land and includes a casino, bars and other dining facilities. In Singapore, many businesses will take their important customers for lunch or dinner to a posh MBS restaurant to create the right impression. Some of the reasons why MBS has a number of posh restaurants and why they are considered posh is discussed below.
Since MBS is in the CBD of Singapore, the cost of purchasing or renting property is the highest in Singapore. So the restaurant owners would want to charge the highest rates for food, beverages and other services they provide to recover their higher rentals. People will pay a premium rate only if the restaurant is significantly better than other restaurants. While the cost of food does not vary significantly, the ambience and decor in the restaurant can make a difference. So if the interior decor, ambience is luxurious or posh people will often pay higher prices.
The best way the restaurant owner can make his MBS restaurant posh is by hiring an interior decorator who has experience in designing posh restaurants, shops, homes and other properties. Based on the restaurant owner’s vision and preferred theme, the interior decorator should finalize the furniture and other aspects of the restaurant decor to give it a posh look. Use of expensive materials like teak, marble, granite, leather can help in creating a positive impression on the visitor. Using the right design, color combination and lighting can also help in enhancing the appearance of the restaurant.
While the restaurant owner can invest more money and resources in a posh restaurant, it should also be well maintained and have the right ambience. For this the restaurant should be cleaned properly so that there is no dirt or stains visible. In case the furniture or furnishings are damaged they should be replaced immediately. Also the cutlery used for serving food should be of the best quality and well designed. The waiters should be well trained and well dressed, they should treat the customers courteously. The restaurant should have its own unique menu, preferably containing delicious dishes which are not found elsewhere.
Most of the posh restaurants have a dress code for visitors, and customers who do not conform to the dress code are often not allowed entrance to the restaurant. Usually in posh restaurants customers are expected to dress formally, in well designed clean clothes. Casual clothes like t-shirts, ripped jeans and footwear like flip flops and sneakers may not be allowed. While wealthy people can afford to visit the post restaurants regularly with their friends and family, other people will book a table at the restaurant only when they want to impress someone for personal or professional reasons.
People who enjoy an luxurious lifestyle prefer visiting posh restaurants in MBS while eating out.