|photos from a promotion piece for Sea World San Diego|
The next generation sea life experience will be unveiled over Memorial Weekend, May 2017.
A very expensive marketing campaign is underway. Over the past three days (Friday, Saturday, and today), I have received three elaborate marketing pieces. A large four-color poster, printed on heavy paper, folded and inserted into a die-cut card stock holder, was shipped in a clear plastic mailing envelope. Short on detail, long on intrigue, Friday's piece was a pure tease with no mention of any product. Saturday's piece added the mention of a place, San Diego. Today's piece added a name (Sea World San Diego) and a date (Memorial Weekend, 2017), as well as some intriguing pictures.
Pictures of what? Something they call a "next generation sea life experience." A weblink leads to a YouTube video with extremely high production value.
Interested? For luxury travelers visiting Sea World, I recommend staying at La Valencia, an oceanside boutique resort with just 114 room. Located in exclusive La Jolla, less than 8 miles to the north, the drive to Sea World takes you along the ocean, never venturing onto the I-5 freeway. And Virtuoso guests enjoy exclusive amenities:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Full Breakfast daily, served in Restaurant for up to 2 in-room guests
- First night valet parking
- La Valencia commemorative gift
- Welcome presentation of chocolate truffles
- Premium Bottle of Wine
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Contact your Virtuoso travel advisor for more information.
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