The Six Grandmasters of Luxury Design Behind The Camellias, The Latest Luxury Residential Development From DLF, India’s Leading Property Developer

25 Sep The Six Grandmasters of Luxury Design Behind The Camellias, The Latest Luxury Residential Development From DLF, India’s Leading Property Developer

Individually commissioned by the DLF team to curate a residential design that is in perfect harmony with nature, the exceptional international design and creative talent behind The Camellias spans from New York, Los Angeles, London to Bangkok and Mumbai. The Camellias has been designed by six of the world’s most acclaimed innovators, designers and bold creative thinkers whom are collectively referred to as The Grandmasters comprising Shawn Sullivan, Studio Leader of Rockwell Group, Jay Wright, Founder of The Wright Fit, Ingo Schweder, Founder of GOCO Hospitality, Gerdo Aquino, Landscape Architect and Principal of SWA, Arnold Chan, Principal and Lighting Designer of Isometrix Lighting + Design and Hafeez Contractor, Principal Architect of The Camellias. Together The Grandmasters are the avantgarde curators of some of the most widely admired projects in the world.


Located within DLF Golf Links and overlooking more than 200 acres of the award-winning DLF Golf & Country Club, The Camellias is the latest residential offering in DLF5’s acclaimed portfolio of super luxury residences in Gurgaon, a Millennium city known as a financial hub in India and home to Fortune 500 companies. The Camellias exists as a truly iconic masterpiece and an unprecedented development redefining the standard of luxury living with a combination of exceptional architecture and interior design furnishings, multi-sensory landscape design, one of the world’s finest Clubhouses encompassing seven energy zones which is beyond the standard of 5-star luxury hotels and, an award-winning unmatched golf experience in Asia.


The Camellias comprises 16 towers containing 429 units in total with one unit per floor.  The Residences are divided into four categories including Classic, Signature, Imperial and Presidential, ranging in size from 7300 sq. ft. (approximately USD3.7 million) to 16000 sq. ft., (approximately USD8.2 million). The Camellias also boasts some of the largest and most luxurious Penthouses in the country, including 12 penthouses of 13000 sq. ft. and 2 penthouses of 16000 sq. ft.




The Six Grandmasters of Luxury Design Behind The Camellias:



Studio Leader of Rockwell Group, New York

(Responsible for the clubhouse design at The Camellias)

“We went beyond and created a curated collection of amenities at The Camellias that we truly believe residents will use everyday.” says Shawn Sullivan, Studio Leader of Rockwell Group who describes The Camellias as ‘truly an oasis’ filled with water features and swimming pools that exude the aura of a natural habitat. He considers the clubhouse which incorporates spa, fitness area, and beautiful event space as the most interesting part of the project. The master architect says he is grateful to work with DLF who allowed them to dream big. They went beyond and created a curated collection designed for everyday bliss.


Based in New York, Rockwell Group has designed inspiring hospitality spaces around the world such as the remarkable Nobu Restaurants, 15 Hudson Yards, The Casino at Marina Bay Sands and the Penthouse at the Greenwich Hotel.




Founder of The Wright Fit, New York

(Responsible for the fitness design at the clubhouse of The Camellias)

“The clubhouse is a space where the residents can come on a daily basis for self-improvement and development.” The Wright Fit, a premiere lifestyle brand specialising in health & fitness center design and management has envisaged a diversified space at The Camellias, aiming to create pathways to enjoying an extraordinary quality of life. The clubhouse offers a wide range of amenities including a rock climbing wall, full boxing ring, athletic turf-field for functional and athletic-based training, meditation garden, yoga studio, pilates studio and more.


The Wright Fit specialises in fitness centre design and management and has worked on some of the prestigious properties in the world, including 15 Central Park West and 220 Central Park South in New York, One Bennet Park in Chicago, 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, Lumina in San Francisco and the Palazzo del Sol in Miami.



Founder of GOCO Hospitality, Bangkok

(Responsible for the wellness facilities design at the clubhouse of The Camellias)

“The smart use of space, water and specialist facilities will offer the finest wellness facilities.” says Ingo Schweder, Founder of GOCO Hospitality, the world’s leading hospitality management and consultancy company. The wellness facilities designed by GOCO Hospitality at The Camellias cater to the needs of every resident, from diagnostic analysis to ayurveda and homeopathy. From authentic hamams to relaxing vitality pools, the smart use of space, water and specialist facilities at The Camellias set a new benchmark to the world.


Experts in feasibility, concept development, pre-opening services and on-going management, GOCO Hospitality has operated and set up approximately 35 prestigious projects worldwide, including Bulgari Hotels in Beijing, The Address Hotel and Palazzo Versace in Dubai, Capella Hotels, Four Seasons Hotel in Bangkok, The Ritz Carlton in Melbourne, the Spa at the Steigenberger Hotels Frankfurt and the Waldorf Astoria in Maldives.



Landscape Architect and Principal of SWA, Los Angeles

(Responsible for the landscape design at The Camellias)

“We think that water is the heart of the open space design at The Camellias”, says Gerdo Aquino, Landscape Architect and Principal of SWA, an internationally renowned landscape architecture firm from California. As the master landscape architect of The Camellias, Gerdo Aquino has placed the Water Garden as the centrepiece of the entire landscape and ingeniously employed water as the core element of the open space design, connecting both the indoor and outdoor life which reveals the natural habitat.


More than just a high-end residential landscape, the creations at The Camellias are designed to be on par with luxurious, hotel resort landscapes, as continuously reflective experiences, visually and physically.


The internationally renowned landscape architecture firm, SWA has worked on creating Disney parks and remarkable resort projects with brands including Four Seasons and Waldorf Astoria.



Principal and Lighting Designer of Isometrix Lighting + Design

(Responsible for the lighting design at The Camellias)

“Lighting is a carefully considered element at The Camellias and it has been fully integrated into the overall design to complement the other aspects of the interior” says Arnold Chan, Principal and Lighting Designer of Isometrix Lighting + Design. Lighting can set the mood for life and plays a pivotal part in making the occupant feel relaxed and comfortable within the space, at different times of day or night.


Anyone who has come across the lighting design at some of the world’s prestigious projects including Edition hotels, Public Hotel, the Phillippe Stark hotels or the Mandarin hotels will vouch for it. What they have in common is the design process of Isometrix Light + Design – experts in lifestyle lighting design.



Principal Architect of The Camellias, Mumbai

“You are getting a product that is undoubtedly one of the best in the world.” Renowned architect Hafeez Contractor has been associated with DLF since the 1980s. Of all the DLF projects he has been a part of, he acknowledges The Camellias as the one that makes him the proudest. Hafeez asserts that any project that DLF undertake is “more than just a building”. He appreciates the incredible efforts made by DLF to transform The Camellias into something much bigger, starting with the environment. The golf course, the ambience, the layout, the roads, the lining of the gardens and the clubhouse, whose standards surpass that of five-star properties, add up to realising this vision. With such care for details and the extent of involvement of clients and consultants, Hafeez feels that it would only be natural for The Camellias to be respected and regarded as one of the best residential developments in the world.


Like gorgeous blossoms on an emerald green vine, the exclusive communities of DLF5 Golf Links – The Aralias and The Magnolias – stand proudly as the most exquisite residences in this neighborhood. As the newest addition to this exclusive locale, The Camellias promises to further elevate this experience, enhancing the beauty of this exclusive and highly coveted community.


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