Jio World Plaza Opens in Mumbai, setting the bar for top-end retail and entertainment experiences in India: Reliance Industries Limited today announced the opening of Jio World Plaza, an immersive retail destination for top-end, global standard shopping and entertainment experiences in India.
Strategically located in BKC, in the heart of Mumbai, Jio World Plaza (JWP) opens doors to the public on November 1. The Plaza seamlessly integrates with the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre, the Jio World Convention Centre and the Jio World Garden, making it an all-encompassing destination for visitors.
Speaking about the launch, Isha M Ambani, Director, Reliance Industries Limited, said, “Our envisioning of the Jio World Plaza is aimed at bringing the best global brands to India as well as highlighting the prowess and craftsmanship of top Indian brands; and hence create a very unique retail experience. Our pursuit of excellence, innovation, and enhancing customer experience continues to propel us in every venture.”
The Plaza is designed as an exclusive hub for retail, leisure, and dining. Spanning four levels across a sprawling 7,50,000 square feet area, the retail mix boasts an impressive roster of 66 luxury brands. Notable international newcomers to the Indian market include Balenciaga, the Giorgio Armani Café, Pottery Barn Kids, Samsung Experience Centre, EL&N Café, and Rimowa. Mumbai welcomes its first stores of Valentino, Tory Burch, YSL, Versace, Tiffany, Ladurée, and Pottery Barn, while key flagships include other iconic brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier, Bally, Giorgio Armani, Dior, YSL, and Bulgari.
JWP will also be home to renowned designers like Manish Malhotra, Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, Rahul Mishra, Falguni and Shane Peacock, and Ri By Ritu Kumar, among others.
The Plaza’s structure, inspired by the lotus flower and other elements of nature, has been brought to life through a collaboration between TVS, a prestigious international architecture and design firm headquartered in the United States, and the Reliance team. The shopping concourse is punctuated with meticulously placed sculptural columns, that act as a visual thread weaving design continuity into the fabric of the space. Marble-clad floors, soaring vaulted ceilings, and an artful play of soft lighting coalesce harmoniously to establish a backdrop that exemplifies the essence of luxury.
Under the guiding vision of Isha Ambani, JWP has been imagined with the customer experience at its core. From a contemporary sculpture by Jitish Kallat welcoming visitors on the first level, to the entertainment offerings on the third level, which include a multiplex theatre and a well-curated gourmet food emporium, as well as world-class restaurants, the Plaza aims to provide shoppers with a consummate retail experience. Services like personal shopping assistance, VIP concierge, taxi-on-call, wheelchair services, hands-free shopping with baggage drop, butler service, and baby strollers amplify the Plaza’s commitment to the consumer.
“The Jio World Plaza is more than a retail destination; it’s an embodiment of aesthetics, culture, and leisure,” says Isha Ambani.
ABOUT ISHA AMBANI
Ms Isha Ambani is a part of the executive leadership teams as a Non-Executive Director of Reliance Industries Limited, Executive Director of Reliance Retail Venture Limited, Non-Executive Director of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and Jio Platforms Limited, Director of Reliance Foundation and Reliance Foundation Institution of Education and Research, and Vice-Chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School. She is on the Advisory Board of the Yale Schwarzman Center and on the Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, the Dia Art Foundation, and Jio MAMI, which organizes the annual international film festival in Mumbai.
Isha Ambani is driving the expansion of Reliance Retail into new categories, geographies and formats and is focused on enhancing the overall customer experience. Isha Ambani has led the expansion of the digital footprint for Reliance Retail and launched new formats such as the eCommerce business Ajio, and the online beauty platform Tira. She has been instrumental in the expansion of Reliance Retail’s own brand portfolio including acquisition of some exciting Indian brands and launch of the Independence brand. Reliance Retail has its presence in food, consumer electronics and fashion retail and is India’s largest retailer by reach, scale, revenue and profitability. Under her leadership, Reliance Retail is among the Top-10 Retailers in Asia and the only Indian retailer in the list of global top 100 retailers.
Isha Ambani is actively involved in overseeing the vision and impact of the Reliance Foundation and is closely involved with the foundation’s work with children and women. She also heads the Diversity and Inclusion program at Reliance Industries Limited, championing women’s rise in the workplace. An art enthusiast, she leads the art and culture initiatives & collaborations undertaken by Reliance Foundation in India and internationally. She is passionate about education and provides hands-on leadership and direction to all education initiatives of Reliance, especially Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), Reliance Foundation Schools, and Jio Institute. As Vice-Chairperson of DAIS, she is currently leading the planning and development of the upcoming Nita Mukesh Ambani Junior School, a new primary school of the future, designed to provide collaborative learning and world-class facilities for students’ holistic development. Isha Ambani is integrally involved with the launch and operations of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre, launched in Mumbai in March 2023.
Isha Ambani graduated from Yale University with a double major in Psychology and South Asian Studies and is also an MBA from Stanford University. She has been named in TIME magazine’s TIME100 Next list of rising stars from across industries around the world and has been recognised with the prestigious GenNext Entrepreneur Award at the Forbes India Leadership Awards 2023.
ABOUT RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Reliance is India’s largest private sector company, with a consolidated revenue of INR 9,74,864 crore (US$118.6 billion), cash profit of INR 1,25,951 crore (US$ 15.3 billion) and net profit of INR 73,670 crore (US$9.0 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2023. Reliance’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, advanced materials and composites, renewables (solar and hydrogen), retail and digital services.
Currently ranking 88th, Reliance is the largest private sector company from India to feature in Fortune’s Global 500 list of “World’s Largest Companies” for 2023. The company stands 45th in the Forbes Global 2000 rankings of “World’s Largest Public Companies” for 2023 – top-most among Indian companies. Reliance has been ranked among the world’s 20 best companies to work with, highest amongst Indian companies in Forbes’ World’s Best Employers for 2022. It features among LinkedIn’s “Top Companies 2023: The 25 Best Workplaces To Grow Your Career In India”. Website: www.ril.com