What does one do when their husband has a net worth of $43 billion dollars? Commission a $2 billion dollar Mumbai home, of course! Do not let the prominent ‘W’ fool you—this is not a W Hotel, but rather, the private 27-story skyscraper home of Mukesh and Nita Ambani. The 22-story home they resided in prior simply did not cut it, so they created Antilla. When a home has a name, it is certainly something special.
The 5th wealthiest man in the world owns a $2 billion dollar home. Yes, that is million with a ‘B’.
Mukesh Ambani is head of Mumbai-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries. With his net worth so astronomically high, building a custom $2 billion dollar home for his family barely dents the budget. Nita was inspired while staying at the Mandarin Oriental in New York, and hired the designers of the luxury hotel to build their new home…or shall I say headquarters?
They say a man’s home is his castle…in this case it is quite true
Antilla at a glance: (prepare to be stunned silent)
- Antilla cuts 550 feet into the atmosphere with 400,000 square feet of living space. She took 4 years to complete.
- No two floors are alike in either floor plans or materials used.
- The first 6 floors are parking
- The first official floor is a lavish lobby with several lounges, elevators, servants’ areas and storage.
- Follow a fancy silver stairway from the lobby down into a grand ballroom with a ceiling covered in crystal chandeliers. Stages and indoor/outdoor bar areas finish off the entertainment needs for the ballroom.
- There are numerous pieces of expensive art fitted with anti-theft coverings that make them retractable
- Movie theater, possibly multiples
- High-end wine cellar
- 85% of materials used come directly from India. The family wanted the home to exude a traditional vibe.
- Swimming pools
- Private yoga studio, fully staffed
- It gets uncomfortably hot in Mumbai. To escape the sweltering heat, there is a chilled area where man-made snow flurries cool guests.
- A four-story open garden with panoramic views of the Arabian sea
- The upper floors are used to impress corporate guests, fitted with every imaginable amenity and the very best views.
Finally, while that bold ‘W’ may confuse some into thinking it is a W Hotel, it is actually only there to support the upper 2/3rds of the structure and allow for the gardens and lawns. I am curious to know how many well-heeled tourists stop in and inquire about accommodations. I am also curious to know all of the models in their fleet of exotic vehicles!
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