Regina Baraban

Regina
Baraban

Editor-at-Large, Corporate Meetings & Incentives

rbaraban@comcast.net

Regina is the former editor of Financial & Insurance Meetings magazine, and former managing editor of CMI. As a freelance writer, she has contributed articles to Metropolis magazine, Hotel & Motel Management, Lodging Hospitality, Food Management, and Crain's New York Business. She is the co-author of Successful Restaurant Design (John Wiley & Sons, 1989), and the founding editor of Restaurant Design magazine (now Hospitality Design). 

Articles
On Location: Aruba Marriott
The seamless Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino experience starts with a breathtaking view of Aruba’s famed Palm Beach from the glass-fronted elevator.
On Location: Sydney and Queenstown
Meeting executives experience an incentive itinerary in Sydney, Australia and Queenstown, New Zealand.
On Location: Southern Spain
Wander through layers of art, architecture, and history—Medieval, Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance—while Rail Europe’s high-speed trains zip you from city to city with plenty of tapas on the way. Welcome to Southern Spain.
On Location: Meetings in Sante Fe
There is a special vibe in Santa Fe—part Native American, part New Age, part laid-back chic, and uniquely creative—where a hotel, such as La Posada Santa Fe, may even have a painter in residence (pictured).
On Location: Trump Ocean Club, Panama 
The design reflects Panama’s tropical locale—with breathtaking ocean views lending the vibe of a laid-back resort.
On Location: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 
A five-year, $60 million renovation is compete at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
Ahead in 2013: Ritz-Carlton Council Talks Trends 
Meeting planners and Ritz-Carlton representatives talked trends at this year's Insurance Advisory Board meeting, including Pam Ferguson of Ritz-Carlton (pictured, left) and Daniele Menache of AllianceBernstein
Incentives Off the Beaten Path in Argentina  1
Try a gaucho-themed day trip to Estancia Villa Maria, an elegant countryside manor built around 1919 on 182 acres of parkland outside Buenos Aires.
Argentina: Arts, Tango, and Upscale Properties

Argentina offers vibrant cities and gracious estates along with sophisticated food and wine and a passion for the arts. Even well-traveled incentive attendees will find their experience here unique and memorable.

Create the Stage for Your Events 
Trend Watch—With Regina Baraban: What's hot with theme parties?
The New China: As Enthralling as the Ancient One 
The Great Wall, the Forbidden City—plus modern art and microbrews.
Creative Meetings Happen in Creative Spaces 
Ever brainstormed in a tomato-red meeting room with vintage, mismatched furniture? Now that's getting creative.
On Location: The Brazilian Court 
A favorite haunt of the rich and famous since it was built in 1926, The Brazilian Court in Palm Beach, Florida, offers small groups a unique sense of place.
The Case for Brain Food at Meetings 
If healthy menus are a hard sell, try selling the brain boost.
Note from Editor-at-Large Regina Baraban: Your Ethics Barometer 
To make an ethical decision, ask yourself these challenge questions.

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