Winter 2019 #SeasonalSunrise Influencer Staycation Weekend at Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

For the weekend of March 1 through March 3, 2019, Simply Social Media brought ten Instagram Micro-Influencers from northern New Mexico to Sunrise Springs Spa Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a weekend staycation influencer event.

 
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Objective

Sunrise Springs Spa Resort’s Marketing Goals:

  1. Increase awareness of their resort to northern NM community.

  2. Promote their all-inclusive packages to encourage staycations.

Research

Simply Social Media invited local influencers who had a focus on heathy eating and wellness. These influencers were all located in northern New Mexico, specifically Santa Fe or Albuquerque.

Knew about Sunrise Springs Before this Event

Had Been to Sunrise Springs Before this Event

Had Stayed at Sunrise Springs Before this Event

Out of the ten Instagram influencers brought to Sunrise Springs Spa Resort for this event: one person had not heard of Sunrise Springs before, six people had never been to Sunrise Springs before, and none of the ten people had stayed overnight at Sunrise Springs before.

Approach

This experience was based on Sunrise Springs Spa Resort’s Sunrise Spa Cleanse all-inclusive package. Each Instagram influencer was given a personalized itinerary of experiential activities to attend during their staycation. Examples of these activities included: a sweat lodge session, a class on the cleansing qualities of Ayurvedic herbs, an Ojitos tub soaking experience, a CBD massage therapy treatment, a private session with animal communicator Claudia Mardel, and more!

 
 

Executive Chef Rocky Durham prepared a raw vegan menu for our influencers to enjoy during their staycation.

 
 

Influencers stayed overnight in Sunrise Springs Spa resort’s luxurious Casitas.

 
 

Results

Fifty one Instagram posts, which included 89 photos or videos, were created by 14 unique accounts using the #SeasonalSunrise hashtag. Engagement on these posts consisted of 8,269 likes and 633 comments. The hashtag potentially reached* 78,388 people and made approximately 282,391 impressions** during the time period of March 1 to March 17, 2019.

All attendees created Instagram stories which typically disappear after 24 hours. Currently, 61 Stories remain viewable within saved highlights.

The 89 images and videos posted to Instagram are now available to Sunrise Springs so they may repurpose the user generated content on social media.

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Read More

Read what Rebecca Mir Grady wrote about her experience in her blog post.
Read what Heather Hunter wrote about her experience in her blog post.

2018 #HyattTamaya InstaMeet Influencer Event at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort And Spa

On April 21, 2018, Simply Social Media brought fifty Instagram Micro-Influencers from northern New Mexico to Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort And Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, for an exclusive VIP influencer event. Participants for this event were cultivated through Simply Social Media’s @travelnewmexico Instagram community.

 
Photo by Josh Lane

Photo by Josh Lane

 

Objective

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort And Spa’s Marketing Goals:

#1: Increase awareness to local community.
The Instagrammers who came were all from Santa Fe or Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.

#2: Highlight specific areas of the hotel.
Corn Maiden restaurant, the spa services, the resort grounds, and the horse stables. Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort And Spa had recently completed a renovation of their lobby area and wanted to feature it.

Approach

Influencers were taken on a behind the scenes tour of Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort And Spa’s fabulous resort, starting at their premier restaurant Corn Maiden. The corn maiden deity is a symbol of sustenance, survival and life, and their restaurant is a celebration of delicious food, fine wines and good company - all with spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains.

 
 

Then we toured the resort, including the Tamaya Mist Spa, the unique Native American Art, their beautifully curated hotel rooms, and their lush grounds and pool area.

 
 

Finally, we were whisked away to the Tamaya Stables for a sunset picnic just in time for that magic, golden hour. We got to learn about their Tamaya Horse Rehab program and meet some of the horses.

 
 

Results

Five hundred and seventy six Instagram posts, which contained 743 images and 15 videos, were created by 54 unique accounts using the #HyattTamaya hashtag. Engagement on these posts consisted of 23,068 likes and 989 comments. The hashtag potentially reached 68,178 people and made approximately 602,142 impressions during the time period of April 21 to April 29, 2018.

The images and videos posted to Instagram are now available to Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort And Spa so they may repurpose the user generated content on social media with proper photo credit.

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I really had no idea that this magical place existed before the event. Ive been telling all my friends to plan a visit. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!
— Tami Bayer @tamibayer

Photo Contest

Simply Social Media held a photo contest in conjunction with the InstaMeet event. The photo contest was organized around categories designed to incentive participants to post about the specific areas of the hotel that Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort And Spa was eager to promote. Images posted to Instagram with the hashtag #HyattTamaya between the dates of 4/21 - 4/29 were eligible to win prizes. The categories of this photo contest were:

  • Corn Maiden Restaurant

  • Tamaya Mist Spa

  • Tamaya Stables

  • Pool and Interior

  • Overall Experience

Below are the photo contest winners chosen by Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort And Spa.

 
 

Prizes

Overall Grand Prize - Two night stay at the Hyatt Tamaya for the person who posted the most comprehensive story about their experience.

Category Prizes:

  • Corn Maiden Restaurant - Gift certificate

  • Spa - Gift certificate

  • Stables - Trail ride for two

  • Pool and Interior - Gift certificate

More

Watch what Mikaela Snow said about her experience in her YouTube vlog.