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About: The Linden Centre

The Linden Centre is an American-owned, award-winning Dali hotel offering the intrepid traveler a true immersion into authentic China. Guests reside in an expansive and elegant courtyard home in Xizhou, a pristine village in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province. The facility is a nationally protected heritage site that has been restored to its former dynastic elegance. In the foothills of the Himalayas, guests enjoy a year-round spring climate and direct access to rich, undisturbed cultures in a true melting pot of the region.

Recent Posts by The Linden Centre

Not hippie, but still hip by Mike Peters (China Daily)

There are many getaways in China that promise to be far from the maddening crowd, where the living is easy, laid-back, like the old days. Few deliver a really relaxing experience the way that Dali does. Some will laugh at that, since this ancient town in Yunnan province is hardly “undiscovered”. A Silk Road hubContinue Reading

Living the American dream by Alywin Chew (China Daily)

How a hotelier from Chicago is achieving success with his boutique hotel business by embracing Chinese cultures and traditions. The Linden Center in the sleepy village of Xizhou, Yunnan province has often been labelled as a luxury boutique hotel, but instead of providing guests with branded toiletries, limousine chauffeurs and personal butler services, the hotelContinue Reading

The Linden Centre Chosen Number #1 Small Hotel in China on!

Unprecedented American-owned and managed, upscale heritage hotel in China’s Southeast Himalayas honored by travelers from around the world. January 23, 2015 – Xizhou, China, The Linden Centre, a heritage hotel housed in one of China’s only national relics open to overnight stays, has garnered the award for China’s Top Small Hotel in the 2015 TravelersContinue Reading

Linden Center finalist for US Secretary of State’s 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence

We are proud to have been one of the nine finalists for the prestigious Award for Corporate Excellence. The ACE was first started in 1999 to commend US-owned businesses that play pivotal roles around the world as good corporate citizens.  We were chosen by an interagency committee among nominations submitted by US ambassadors around theContinue Reading

China’s Culture in an Era of Mass Tourism——Brian

Brian recently delivered the following speech (in Chinese) to the Dali government.  He will be speaking in Shanghai, Nanjing, Chengdu and Beijing in early November. (dates to be announced)   “China’s Culture in an Era of Mass Tourism” Thirty years ago this December, I left my Beijing university dorm and hopped a train headed forContinue Reading

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