Last updated: 08:00 PM ET, Wed November 16 2016

5 Ways to Take It Beyond Business at the New Candlewood Suites Queretaro-Juriquilla

Hotel & Resort Dawna L. Robertson November 16, 2016

5 Ways to Take It Beyond Business at the New Candlewood Suites Queretaro-Juriquilla

[IMAGEACAPTION]Rendering courtesy of IHG

While it may not be on your radar for a leisure Mexico vacation, the town of Juriquilla provides ample diversions for those visiting the northernmost part of Santiago de Queretaro.

Industry tends to be the major draw for business travelers thanks to Parque Industrial Queretaro, one of Queretaro State’s most significant business parks that houses more than 70 international companies. Parks in Jurica, Benito and La Cruz add to the area’s roster.  

Juriquilla has also evolved into a science cluster, boasting four universities that include National Autonomous University of Mexico’s (UNAM) Juriquilla Campus and University of the Valley of Mexico (UVM) Campus Queretaro.

Nodding to visitors who may require longer stays, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has debuted the 100-room Candlewood Suites Queretaro-Juriquilla as that brand’s first property in Mexico. The newcomer joins the Staybridge Suites Queretaro to expand the company’s extended stay brands.

According to Gerardo Murray, IHG’s regional vice president, Brands and Marketing, Mexico, Latin America & Caribbean, the debut of the Candlewood Suites in Mexico marks a milestone in the development of IHG’s extended stay brands. “As the eighth IHG property in Queretaro – which has undergone significant development with the addition of numerous international companies – the hotel is looking forward to welcoming both business and leisure travelers looking for a comfortable and home-like stay.”

Location is key, with the six-story Candlewood Suites situated near Juriquilla’s Parque Industrial Queretaro and Parque Industrial Jurica. At the end of the workday, it appeases with easy access to Antea Lifestyle Center and Juriquilla Golf Course.

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Candlewood Suites Queretaro-Juriquilla visitors will find five ways to expand their itineraries beyond business at hand in the hotel’s immediate vicinity and just beyond in Queretaro City.

Antea Lifestyle Center – The largest mall in Mexico and Latin America, Antea wows with retail and dining options that include Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch, P.F. Chang’s and Texas de Brazil.

Bullfighting – With a capacity of 4,000, Juriquilla’s famous bullring has achieved international fame for contests featuring some of the world’s finest bullfighters battling massive toro.

Plaza Nautica – On the shore of Lake Juriquilla, this plaza satiates with national and international cuisine presented in a set of eight eateries, as well as nightlife options.

Juriquilla Golf Course – Designed by golf architect Lawrence Hughes in 1977, this 18-hole/par 72 championship golf course includes a restaurant, bar, pro shop and driving range. Red-to-blue tee choices range from 4,842 to 6,794 yards. A nine-hole executive course is also available.

Queretaro City’s UNESCO Sites – Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, Queretaro Historic Monuments Zone was deemed so for colonial design symbolic of its multi-ethnic population, and richness of buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. A double-decker bus travels through the city to share its beauty with visitors. The Sierra Gorda region north of Queretaro City is home to several splendid Franciscan missions founded by Junipero Serra in the 1750s. The Franciscan Missions were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

Candlewood Suites participates in the IHG Rewards Club, the industry’s first and largest hotel loyalty program. Complimentary enrollment opens the door to such perks and promotions as earning at least 33,000 bonus points for staying at an IHG property through Dec. 15, 2016.

For reservations or more details, visit Candlewood Suites or call (888) CANDLEWOOD.