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Communes of Chile

The Singular, Patagonia

What is it? During the 19th century, the building was a cold-storage plant. The post-Victorian brick structure has been converted into a sleek luxury hotel and opened last November.

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

Crumbling 1920s mansion gets boutique treatment

'Where did that come from?' This was the reaction of most locals when The Aubrey hotel officially opened its doors in Santiago last year. Not only was it a breakthrough in the Chilean capital's previously rather stilted hotel scene, residents also questioned their observation skills.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mighty Andes offers treat to summer skiers

Hong Kong skiers are beginning to discover the delights of Chile where 15 mountain resorts dot the mighty Andes - five of them within a two-hour drive from the capital.

Several local travel agents, including Goldjoy, have already organised tours from around $10,000.

18 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Snow and sunshine

Stretching 4,200 kilometres down South America's coast, yet never extending beyond 200 kilometres inland, Chile is the world's narrowest country.

But such geographical uniqueness has advantages. Santiago is one of the few capitals where residents can snow ski in the morning and sunbathe beside the Pacific Ocean in the afternoon.

18 Sep 1997 - 12:00am