Guadalajara: (Jalisco state)

Guadalajara is the essence of Mexico, known for its mariachi music and its Tequila. Noted as well for flowers, beautiful buildings, and hospitality, this bustling metropolis has managed to maintain its colonial architecture and old-world charm.

In Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, more than 80 percent of the visitors are business travelers. In this cultural capital of western Mexico, 4,000 of the 16,000 hotel rooms are high-end properties featuring deluxe amenities and corporate services. Although the hotels are scattered throughout town, all are readily accessible to the expansive Expo Guadalajara Convention Center.

Meeting Needs, at a Glance

Convention Centers: Expo Guadalajara with 678,000 square feet of space includes a main exhibit hall of 155,000 square feet, with a booth capacity for 1,200. The special events area has 23,000 square feet of space with an auditorium-style seating capacity for 3,500. There are 5,000 area hotel rooms.

Attractions: Besides the beauty of the city, museums, and bullfights, there are five championship-quality golf courses and excellent tennis facilities.