Regina Baraban


Editor-at-Large, Corporate Meetings & Incentives

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). 

Gorgeous Grand Cayman Hosts Ritz-Carlton Insurance Advisory Council
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, sits like a grande dame on pristine Seven Mile Beach. The resort has 13,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor venues such as the beach itself (pictured). The Ritz-Carlton Insurance Advisory Council met there in August for education and networking.
On Location: The Resort at Pedregal
Tailor-made for high-end incentive groups, this 113-room resort at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula offers amazing, personalized service plus a luxury that feels warm and relaxed.
On Location: The Resort at Paws Up
A ranch resort 35 miles from Missoula, Mont., blends luxury and nature into a motivational incentive destination.
On Location: The Marriott Cancun Collection
The Marriott Cancun Collection, comprised of the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort and the adjoining JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, has a total of 898 guestrooms and can accommodate buyouts for up to 2,400 attendees.
On Location: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort
Tucked away on a hilltop in Northern Tuscany, the 180-room Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa is the perfect home base for an incentive conference designed around local experiences and a taste of authentic Italy.
On Location: St. Croix 
The largest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, gorgeous St. Croix has an authentic island vibe, surprisingly good cuisine, and a welcoming infrastructure for small to medium-sized meetings and incentive programs.
On Location: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel 
After a $200 million renovation, San Juan's 319-room Condado Vanderbilt Hotel reflects oceanfront luxe on every level.
On Location: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa 

On a recent visit to the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, I discovered a lesser-known Florida destination well suited for a high-end corporate meeting or small- to medium-sized incentive program.

On Location: Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY 
The surprises piled up on a recent visit to Lake Placid and the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains.
On Location: Regent Palms Turks & Caicos 
The Regent Palms Turks & Caicos is hosting more than 30 U.S. incentive groups this year and next.
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.

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