Made Wijaya, a landscape designer from Bali, Indonesia was recently in Dimapur, to deliver a lecture on ‘The relevance of boutique/village hotels design for Nagaland’. The event was held at Regional Centre of Excellence for Music & Performing Arts (RCEMPA).
The well known designer also referred to as ‘Galliano of Gardens’ said that Nagaland has a lot of tourism potential like Bali. He was inspired by the stone works of Khonoma village, which have been preserved over the ages.
Over the last 40 years, he has been working as a design consultant in the hospitality industry. He has also designed 1,000 gardens in 25 countries and designed many boutique hotels around the world. He has also been commissioned to design gardens around the world which includes the former palace gardens of the Nizam of Hyderabad in India and the Naples Botanic Garden in Florida. He often delivers lectures on cultural tourism and the importance of cultural reference in design for the hospitality industry.