Billion Dollar Ambani housewarming party on Oct 28

Called called Antila, after a mythical island in the Atlantic Ocean, the world’s most expensive home has just been completed after seven years of construction.  Billionare owner Mukesh Ambani, his wife Nita and three children are set to move into the opulent 27-floor building after an housewarming party on October 28, which boosts a guest list of India’s elite that reportedly includes Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The 37,000-square meter home,  is bigger than the Palace of Versailles, London‘s Telegraph reported. And with a wait staff of 600 and six floors of parking  for 168 cars it may feel more like a hotel to some. But it is not.

The billion-dollar Ambani Home

Antilia was built in consultation with US architecture firms Perkins + Will & Hirsch Bedner Associates.  American architects have had a major hand in shaping India’s new skyline.

Just above the six floors of parking is the is the lobby, with nine elevators servicing the building. On the eighth floor lies a 50-seat movie theater since the Ambanis can’t readily go to a commercial cinema show, given their celebrity status. Another floor consists of a ballroom that has a ceiling mostly covered by crystal chandeliers. Other floors contain a health spa with a gym and dance studio, swimming pools, lounges, a vehicle maintenance area and, of course, guest rooms. The Ambani family will reside on the skyscraper’s top four floors with breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea on one side and the back bay on the other.

USA's Perkins + Will designed the home

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Gunjan Bagla
California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.


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