2. Santiago, Chile

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British Airways launches flights to Chileโ€™s sophisticated capital in January and itโ€™s a hive of activity for 2017, with hotels opening in heritage buildings (such as the new Hotel Magnolia in El Centro) and the reopening of one of the cityโ€™s magnificent palaces, Palacio Cousiรฑo โ€” closed since it was damaged by the 2010 earthquake.

The Magnolia Hotel offers a wonderful city centre location and you'll love its elegant vintage-inspired decor.

Rooms from $152 on booking.com

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