Mexican hotel group Milenium will invest 600 million pesos (US $31.3 million) to build a new hotel complex near the Querétaro airport, the state governor has announced.
Francisco Domínguez Servién said that Milenium and property developer Don Diego will build one five-star and one four-star hotel as well as a shopping center and corporate office building at the site.
Construction of the complex is expected to create 600 direct and 1,800 indirect jobs and once the project has been completed it will provide employment for 900 people, the developers said.
The complex will be built in three stages but the expected completion dates were not announced.
A 144-room five-star hotel will be built in the first stage followed by a 7,000-square-meter mall and 91-room four-star hotel in the second. The office building will be built in the third stage.
After signing an agreement with the developers Tuesday, Domínguez said that in terms of passenger numbers the Querétaro Intercontinental Airport is the fastest growing airport in the country.
The new development will cater to the growing demand for accommodation among both business and leisure visitors to the state, he added.
“From September 2017 to August 2018, we had 13.6% more visitors. In that period, 66 new hotels opened their doors and there are now more than 15,000 rooms [in the state],” Domínguez said.
He also said the airport’s terminal will be expanded and that roads near the facility would be widened to the benefit of both tourists and the local population.
Source: El Universal (sp)