Business News:Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man has bought up United Kingdom’s iconic Stoke park for $79 million, adding one of the iconic locations in the world to his portfolio of tourism properties.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries will buy Stoke Park that owns and manages a hotel, leisure and sports centre in Buckinghamshire Palace for 57 million pounds. This new property will add up to Reliance’s consumer and hospitability assets.
The gigantic estate with a Georgian mansion and 300-acre parkland has been a part of various British films made in the past and the recent. In the 1964 release of James Bond film Goldfinger, James Bond and the film’s then villain Auric Goldfinger play a game here. It has been featured in various James Bond films since then.
Other famous British films like Renee Zellweger’s Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Crown, Netflix’s British Royal Family drama have also featured the Stoke Park in their background. The Stokes Park has 49- luxury bedrooms and suites, 27-hole championship golf course, 13 tennis courts and 14 acres of private gardens.
The Stoke Park has a history of almost 900-years and has been used as a private residence until 1908. According to a filing made by the Reliance Industries, it says that the company looks forward to enhance the sports and leisure facilities at the heritage site.
Notably, the U.K is becoming one of the attractive real-estate hotspots for wealthy Indians. Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India, currently one of the world’s largest vaccine producers has let his property in Mayfair, London for a price of 50,000 pounds or $69,300 a week, reported a Bloomberg column last month.