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July 24, 2019 | Last Modified: 2019

Travel Experience

The Bivou Lijiang, located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lijiang, is a design hotel for the modern adventurer. Offering a unique travel experience combining adventure, authenticity and style, it is housed within two historic farmhouse courtyards built by the area’s Naxi minority tribe. Sixteen designer suites and rooms look out over lush private gardens, and village farmland landscaped to reflect the full colour and fragrance of the changing seasons.

Responsibility

The Bivou supports local society by hiring and training mainly local staff, with over 90% from Lijiang and the rest of Yunnan. Their in-house restaurant, the Bivou Cafe focuses on using unique, local and seasonal produce such as honey, ham, coffee, tea, mushrooms and fruits and vegetables in their breakfast and all-day Western and local menus. They advocate the promotion and support of local culture through their unique itineraries such as day and multiday-trips to remote villages and unspoiled alpine forests and in-house programmes such as Dongba pictograph writing, Wamao (Tile Cat) modelling, incense art, calligraphy writing and moon-cake making; and lastly in their retail of local handicrafts, such as wooden carvings by Master Mu Xin Rong and tile cats by Master Gao Jin Fu.

Business Case

There are on-going charity projects within the hotel, such as the collection of donations through map sales which are given to a local NGO to help some 100 or so impoverished and incapacitated old people in remote villages around Lijiang and Yunnan, sale of plush monkeys to raise funds for support of Yunnan snub-nosed monkey protection in Baima Snow Mountain, a project initiated by the US Nature Conservancy and money donated through Chinese NGO Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology (SEE) and the sale of fish pendants to raise funds for the release of endangered indigenous fish species back to the upper reaches of the Yangtze River through the Society for Shangri-La Native Fish Restoration and Protection.

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The Bivou Lijiang, located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lijiang, is a design hotel for the modern adventurer. Offering a unique travel experience combining adventure, authenticity and style, it is housed within two historic farmhouse courtyards built by the area’s Naxi minority tribe. Sixteen designer suites and rooms look out over lush private gardens, and village farmland landscaped to reflect the full colour and fragrance of the changing seasons.

The Bivou supports local society by hiring and training mainly local staff, with over 90% from Lijiang and the rest of Yunnan. Their in-house restaurant, the Bivou Cafe focuses on using unique, local and seasonal produce such as honey, ham, coffee, tea, mushrooms and fruits and vegetables in their breakfast and all-day Western and local menus. They advocate the promotion and support of local culture through their unique itineraries such as day and multiday-trips to remote villages and unspoiled alpine forests and in-house programmes such as Dongba pictograph writing, Wamao (Tile Cat) modelling, incense art, calligraphy writing and moon-cake making; and lastly in their retail of local handicrafts, such as wooden carvings by Master Mu Xin Rong and tile cats by Master Gao Jin Fu.

There are on-going charity projects within the hotel, such as the collection of donations through map sales which are given to a local NGO to help some 100 or so impoverished and incapacitated old people in remote villages around Lijiang and Yunnan, sale of plush monkeys to raise funds for support of Yunnan snub-nosed monkey protection in Baima Snow Mountain, a project initiated by the US Nature Conservancy and money donated through Chinese NGO Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology (SEE) and the sale of fish pendants to raise funds for the release of endangered indigenous fish species back to the upper reaches of the Yangtze River through the Society for Shangri-La Native Fish Restoration and Protection.

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