Despite its short operating history, the Linden Centre has already garnered a number of awards, and been featured in news articles and media outlets in both China and the West. Where able, we have included a transcription or a PDF copy of articles no longer hosted online.

English Media Coverage

Tianjin Satellite TV – “You Bring Charm to China” Awards Show (also reported by Peninsula Pulse, original videos in Chinese here.) 11/8/2013

Door County Living feature – Art Ambassadors, 9/10/2013

Front Page New York Times story featuring the Linden Centre – From Outsiders to Innkeepers in China’s Sleepy Countryside, 8/13/2013

CCTV Nationally televised program on the Linden Centre – Foreigner in China

James Fallows at The Atlantic mentions the Linden Centre as bringing a bit of cheer – Two Sobering China Reads—and Some Cheer, 5/6/2013

Financial Times Feature Article – Fine China – Hot To Spend It, 4/9/2013

Virginia Tech Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability - New center trains leaders for global sustainability, 12/09/2012

Luxe China - Luxe China-Linden Centre (Video with mostly Chinese language and English subtitles), 11/17/2012

Virginia Tech Magazine - Students Advise Top Chinese Hotel on Sustainability, 11/15/2012

Economy+Eco-Travel - Cultural Preservation and Sustainability: The Linden Centre Leads the Way, Autumn/2012

EliteStyle+TRAVEL - A Taste of Old China, 6/2012

Allan Wu’s Blog - Visit to the Linden Centre, 6/08/2012

Virginia Tech Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) in Leadership for Sustainability program - First cohort in Executive Master of Natural Resources works on sustainability plan with premiere China hotel, 5/03/2012

Vacation Agent Magazine - Asia Travel Matures, 2/2012

Greenwich Citizen - Off the beaten path: Greenwich couple visit the China we know — and the China we don’t know, 12/14/2011

GlobalAtlanta - Creating China’s Green Social Network, 11/30/2011

Wallstreet Journal - China, as It Was, 11/26/2011

Condé Nast Traveller - The Road to Shangri La, 11/21/2011

Travel Pulse - Yunnan’s Linden Centre Named Top Hotel by CNNGo.com, 10/31/2011

CNNGo.com - China’s 8 Best Heritage Hotels , 10/26/2011

Door County Pulse - The Linden Centre Highlighted in Documentary, 10/07/2011

Go Kunming - Getting: Away Xizhou, 9/14/2011

Daily Herald - From suburbs to China, Linden makes the world his business, 9/6/2011

Door County Pulse - Linden Centre Photo Workshop in China

Travel+Leisure - China’s New Linden Centre, 6/2010

Intermezzo Magazine  -Riches of Rural China, 5/2011

Shanghai Daily - Our Story for Shanghai, 4/25/2010

Stanford Magazine - Class Notes, Culture Club, January/February, 2010

China Daily - Home to Two Worlds, 1/13/2010

NHPR - Rebuilding “Happy Town”, 10/15/2009

Go Kunming - Interview with Brian Linden, 10/15/2009

The Atlantic - Village Dreamers, 10/2009

Travel Pulse - Getting Authentic in Asia, 9/29/2009

The Gazette - Journey of a Lifetime,

Pulse - Explore. Dream. Discover., 8/8/2008

The Door County Advocate - Oasis For Travelers, 7/2009

Jax Fax Magazine - Visiting Rural Yunnan Province, 6/2009

Wallstreet Journal - Treasures Without Tourists, 5/15/2009

Life after 50 - An American in Shangri-La, 5/2009

Chinese News Sources

天津电视台 – 中国因你更美丽, 11/8/2013

天津电视台 – 泊客中国 – 喜林苑, 5/1/2013

第一旅游网 - 云南大理乡村旅游的国际化趋势, 2/1/2013

大理人民广播电台 - 喜林苑, 1/31/2013

奢华中国 - 奢华中国-喜林苑, 11/17/2012

碳商—文化保护和可持续:喜林苑的启示,秋季号/2012

云南日报 - 喜林苑“老民居的“洋”变化, 7/30/2012

中国网 - 大理新农村见闻:林登和他的喜林苑, 4/19/2012

大理电视台-自在大理:林登和他的喜林苑, 7/13/2011

大理日报-护洱海学英语两不误, 5/30/2011

云南卫视-大理旅游“二次创业”加快推进, 8/17/2010

新旅行杂志-24℃的夏天 避暑山林, 7/21/2010

大理文化-缘定喜洲, 4/26/2010

CCTV4-定居中国 他们当起洋老板 , 4/15/2010

新旅行杂志-美女罗海琼 喜洲花田事, 3/17/2010

大理电视台-美佬大理情, 3/12/2010

中国日报英文版-我的家在大洋两岸, 1/13/2010

外滩画报-卖了美国别墅 搬到苍山脚下, 1/6/2010

大理日报-喜林苑工作人员于客人交流, 12/9/2009

云南信息报-在中国收获爱情 在喜洲找到梦境, 11/30/2009

CCTV3-喜洲不了情, 11/1/2009

春城晚报-白族民居的守望者, 4/20/2009

约翰斯,霍普金斯大学-林登“我的梦想和挑战”的讲座, 3/6/2009

经济观察报-搬到喜洲去, 3/4/2009

Spa China-享受与众不同,欢喜村落,2/27/2009

新浪网,旅游卫视-公司人旅游新榜样”颁奖盛典, 2/3/2009

新浪网-喜洲古镇喜林苑,打造纯粹的中国文化, 2/3/2009

Awards

  • Current #1 Ranked Hotel in Dali, TripAdvisor.com
  • #7 Ranked Luxury Hotels in China on TripAdvisor.com, Travelers’ Choice Award, 2013
  • #15 Ranked Hotel Service in China on TripAdvisor.com, Travelers’ Choice Award, 2013
  • #6 Ranked Hotels for Families in China on TripAdvisor.com, Travelers’  Choice Award, 2012
  • #4 Ranked Hotel Service in China on TripAdvisor.com, Travelers’ Choice Award, 2012
  • #1 Reviewed Hotel in China on TripAdvisor.com, Travelers’ Choice Award, 2011
  • Sina.com & Tourism Channel—The most unique Inn, 2009-2010
  • Voyager Magazine’s China Sustainable Tourism Award 2010-2011
  • New Voyager–Annual Best Cultural Exchange Creator
  • Most Creative Hotel in SW China by Xinzhoukan Magazine, 2009
  • Best Hotel by Shangri-La Magazine, 2010
  • CNNGo’s China’s Top Heritage Hotel, 2011
  • China’s Top Romantic Hotel on ChinaTravel.net
  • Travel and Leisure’s Global Vision Award 2010