Overall, the state has one of the country’s strongest economies, with several main sectors including agriculture, mining/industry, commerce/services and aerospace manufacturing.
Average high for Queretaro is 72ºF (22ºC) with an average low of 60ºF (15.5ºC).
Considered one of the “cradles” of Mexican Independence, Queretaro is now at the center of one of Mexico’s most recent aerospace clusters. This state boasts 40-plus aerospace companies employing more than 5,000 people, with the Queretaro Aerospace Cluster at the center, whose clients include the SAFRAN Group, Airbus, Delta and Bombardier.
The latter, established in 2006, actually prompted the creation of the Aerospace University of Queretaro (UNAQ), which last year graduated approximately 6,500 qualified professionals—and that’s just one of the many higher education facilities in the area.
Fly directly into the Queretaro International Airport (QRO) from Houston or Dallas or into Mexico City (MEX) and take ground transportation to Queretaro, about 2.5 hours away by highway.
One of the newest choices is the 100-room Candlewood Suites Queretaro-Juriquilla property. Also in Juriquilla, the 145-room Four Points by Sheraton Queretaro Norte offers 2,038 ft² (189.32 m²) of meeting space; the AC Hotel Queretaro Antea with 175 rooms and three meeting areas; and the Fairfield Inn & Suites Queretaro Juriquilla, with 134 rooms and two meeting areas. A favorite for its large event space at 24,757 ft² (2,300 m²), the Misión Queretaro Juriquilla is located in a renovated 18th-century hacienda. Closer to town, the 100-room Doubletree by Hilton has 1,141 ft² (106 m²) of space for conferences and meetings, and the Grand Fiesta Americana Queretaro has 173 rooms and 10 meeting rooms.
Visit Queretaro’s UNESCO World Heritage downtown center for great restaurants, museums and shops. Groups will enjoy a day trip to see the third largest monolith of the world in the Magical Town of Bernal or following the Wine and Cheese Route in Tequisquiapan.
Coming Up: Aloft Queretaro, managed by Grupo Presidente, is on the table for 2018 and will be located steps away from the Antea Lifestyle Center in Juriquilla.