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

Written on June 4, 2015 at 1128 pm, by

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)

Written on April 13, 2015 at 1049 pm, by

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!

Written on January 25, 2015 at 756 pm, by

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

Written on December 15, 2014 at 240 am, by

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

Written on September 13, 2014 at 1226 am, by

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

How to spend it _Yunnan —— Financial Times Germany

Written on September 10, 2014 at 656 pm, by

Click here to read original Psst,die Schwarzen Stumpfnasen schlafen noch! Nichts rührt sich in den Bäumen, die wie furchige Riesen in den Himmel ragen. Die Luft ist dünn auf 3000 Metern, da braucht man seine Mittagsruhe. Der Wildhüter zeigt auf die Krone einer Kiefer. Ein Rascheln? Stille. Das Fernglas ist scharf gestellt. Dann raschelt esContinue Reading

INSPIRED AT THE CENTRE: Read latest poems by our guest David Sullivan

Written on July 24, 2014 at 430 am, by

Man Eats Head                                                —for Stirling Adam When a donation Stirling slipped into the locked metal box before Guanyin’s garishly painted statue started up the trumpet player’s keening, we were instructed in how to bow and do reverance to gods we did not understand. And though the heavens did not open, Bai hospitality did, and we were escorted to theContinue Reading

Wedding Crashers

Written on July 24, 2014 at 1214 am, by

Wedding Crashers —for Kif Augustine, written at the Linden Center At the Bai family wedding puffed kernals of rice floated to the top of the glass of rice wine we were handed, bobbed against our lips when we drank. The groom’s retinue of pink-balloon-festooned cars weaved through the cobbled streets prepared to answer absurd questions:Continue Reading

The Torch Festival is Coming!

Written on June 29, 2014 at 832 pm, by

Experience Yunnan’s Brightest Nights:          The Torch Festival is Coming!                        …….. The Linden Centre invites you to be a part of one of Yunnan’s most colorful festivals. On July 20-22, our neighbors- the ethnic Bai and Yi- wrap long poles withContinue Reading

The Linden Centre is celebrating its Sixth Anniversary!

Written on May 20, 2014 at 700 pm, by

The Linden Centre is celebrating its Sixth Anniversary!  To help express our gratitude to all of you who have helped make these first five years so successful, we are offering a summer special: Stay two nights at our regular rate and enjoy a third night at 66RMB. During your stay, we will take you to ourContinue Reading