Arena Joins Dozens of Facilities Emphasizing Public Health Through GBAC STAR Facility Reaccreditation

ROSEMONT, Ill.April 2, Arena in Los Angeles, California, recently completed the reaccreditation process for GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. 

The iconic 20,000-seat sports arena, formerly known as Staples Center and home of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, and home to many of your favorite award shows and events, joined more than 150 facilities across the globe in renewing their GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation during the first three months of 2024. The accreditation demonstrates a facility’s commitment to establishing and sustaining a high-performance cleaning and disinfection program to maintain a hygienic indoor environment supported by knowledgeable professionals trained to uphold the highest standards of building maintenance. In addition, GBAC STAR Accreditation aligns a facility’s rigorous infectious disease prevention protocols with the latest sustainability initiatives, ensuring a resilient, sustainable operation. 

“Facilities of all types and sizes are renewing their GBAC STAR accreditation because it assures visitors and employees that these environments are clean and healthy,” said Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, GBAC Senior Director. “With GBAC STAR, you are not only demonstrating your commitment to protecting your employees’ and customers’ health and well-being in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way, but also shaping a healthier and safer world for everyone, everywhere.”

The following facilities joined Arena in successfully achieving GBAC STAR Facility Reaccreditation during the first quarter of 2024, reinforcing their commitment to keeping their staff, visitors, and community safe:


  • Albuquerque International Sunport (AIS) in Albuquerque, NM
  • Columbia Metro Airport in West Columbia, SC
  • Fort Wayne International Airport in Fort Wayne, IN
  • Jacksonville International Airport in Jacksonville, FL
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, NY
  • Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, FL
  • Tucson Airport Authority in Tucson, AZ

Stadiums and Arenas:

  • Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Gas South Arena in Duluth, GA
  • Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
  • Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA
  • Toyota Center in Houston, TX

Public Venues and Cultural Attractions:

  • Blumenthal Theater in Charlotte, NC
  • Boston Symphony Hall in Boston, MA
  • Coca-Cola Music Hall in San Juan, PR
  • Cox Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach, FL
  • Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA
  • Gas South Theater in Duluth, GA
  • Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA
  • Knight Theater in Charlotte, NC
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC
  • Portland’5 Centers for the Arts for the Arts in Portland, OR
  • Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, TX
  • Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, CA
  • Safe Credit Union Performing Arts Center in Sacramento, CA

Convention Centers & Event Spaces:

  • AT&T Forum in Washington, DC
  • Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD
  • Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC
  • Gas South Convention Center in Duluth, GA
  • Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, VA
  • Kyoto Industrial Promotion Center / Miyako Messe in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
  • Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, CA
  • Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS
  • SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, CA

Commercial Office Space:

  • ABM Industries/Tustin in Tustin, CA
  • Interactive Corp IAC in New York, NY
  • PRA Group in Burlington, NC
  • PRA Group in Danville, VA
  • PRA Group in Denver, CO
  • PRA Group in Glen Allen, VA
  • PRA Group in Hampton, VA
  • PRA Group in Hutchinson, KS
  • PRA Group in Jackson, TN
  • PRA Group in Lake Forest, CA
  • PRA Group in Memphis, TN
  • PRA Group in New York, NY
  • PRA Group in Norfolk, VA
  • PRA Group in North Richland Hills, TX
  • PRA Group in San Diego, CA
  • PRA Group in Wall Township, NJ
  • PRA Group in Wilmington, DE
  • Summit Building Services in Concord, CA


  • Alila Jabal Akhdar in Madinat Sultan Qaboos, Oman
  • Andaz Delhi in New Delhi, India
  • Archer Hotel Burlington in Burlington, MA
  • Diamonds Athuruga Resort Maldives in South Ari Atoll, Maldives
  • Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas in Male, Maldives
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa in Koloa, HI
  • Grand Hyatt Mumbai in Mumbai, India
  • Hana Maui Resort in Hana, HI
  • Hotel Avante in Mountain View, CA
  • Hotel Bristol Palace in Genova, Italy
  • Hotel Monte Hermana Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Hotel Monte Hermana Kobe Amalie in Kobe, Japan
  • Hotel Monte Hermana Sendai in Sendai, Japan
  • Hotel Monte Hermana Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Akasaka in Tokyo, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo in Sapporo, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Ginza in Tokyo, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka in Osaka, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Hanzomon in Tokyo, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Himeji in Himeji, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Kobe in Kobe, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Kyoto in Kyoto, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey La Soeur Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey La Soeur Ginza in Tokyo, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey La Soeur Osaka in Osaka, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Le Frere Osaka in Osaka, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Nagasaki in Nagasaki, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & Resort Kunigami-gun in Okinawa, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Osaka in Osaka, Japan
  • Hotel Monterey Sendai in Sendai, Japan
  • Hotel Nyack in Nyack, NY
  • Hotel Principe Forte Dei Marmi in Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy
  • Hyatt centric Downtown Denver in Denver, CO
  • Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA
  • Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco in San Francisco, CA
  • Hyatt Centric Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, HI
  • Hyatt House Chicago-Medical/University District in Chicago, IL
  • Hyatt House King of Prussia in King of Prussia, PA
  • Hyatt House New Orleans Downtown in New Orleans, LA
  • Hyatt House Orlando Airport in Orlando, FL
  • Hyatt House Pleasant Grove in Pleasant Grove, UT
  • Hyatt House San Diego in San Diego, CA
  • Hyatt House Sterling/Dulles Airport-North in Sterling, VA
  • Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook in Oak Brook, IL
  • Hyatt Place Anchorage Midtown in Anchorage, AK
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta/Downtown in Atlanta, GA
  • Hyatt Place Austin/Round Rock in Round Rock, TX
  • Hyatt Place Baltimore in Baltimore, MD
  • Hyatt Place Boca Raton Downtown in Boca Raton, FL
  • Hyatt Place Buffalo Amherst in Amherst, NY
  • Hyatt Place Canton in Canton, OH
  • Hyatt Place Chesapeake Virginia in Chesapeake, VA
  • Hyatt Place Chicago-Medical/University District in Chicago, IL
  • Hyatt Place Dallas Garland Richardson in Garland, TX
  • Hyatt Place Dewey Beach in Dewey Beach, DE
  • Hyatt Place Fair Lawn Paramus in Fair Lawn, NJ
  • Hyatt Place Kent Narrows and Marina in Grasonville, MD
  • Hyatt Place Long Island City/NYC in Long Island City, NY
  • Hyatt Place Milwaukee Airport Hotel in Milwaukee, WI
  • Hyatt Place Murfreesboro in Murfreesboro, TN
  • Hyatt Place Ottawa-West in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Hyatt Place Pasadena in Pasadena, CA
  • Hyatt Place Pittsburgh North Shore in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Cottonwood in Holladay, UT
  • Hyatt Place San Juan in San Juan, PR
  • Hyatt Place Sarasota/I-75/Lakewood Ranch in Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • Hyatt Place State College in State College, PA
  • Hyatt Place Tampa Airport Westshore in Tampa, FL
  • Hyatt Place Titusville/Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, FL
  • Hyatt Place Tucson Central in Tucson, AZ
  • Hyatt Place UC Davis in Davis, CA
  • Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu, HI
  • Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House in Washington, DC
  • Hyatt Regency Amsterdam in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort in Aqaba, Jordan
  • Hyatt Regency Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH
  • Hyatt Regency Guiyang in Guiyang, China
  • Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN
  • Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego, CA
  • Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Cedar Creek, TX
  • Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, FL
  • Hyatt Regency Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI
  • Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, LA
  • Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ
  • Hyatt Regency Princeton Hotel in Princeton, NJ
  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, CA
  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, CA
  • Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota, FL
  • Hyatt Regency Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL
  • Hyatt Regency Shanghai Wujiaochang in Shanghai, China
  • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa in Honolulu, HI
  • Hyatt Regency Westlake Village in Westlake Village, CA
  • Hyatt Union Square in New York, NY
  • Koh Yao Yai Village in Koh Yao, Phang-Nga, Thailand
  • Story Hotel Studio Malmö in Malmo, Sweden
  • The Anndore House by JDV Hyatt in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • The INN at Meadowbrook in Prairie Village, KS
  • The Lowell Hotel in New York, NY
  • The Okura Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan
  • Thompson Chicago in Chicago, IL

In addition to the dozens of facilities that successfully completed the reaccreditation process, GBAC would also like to recognize the following facilities for achieving their initial GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation:

  • Gestion Canderel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Hyatt Regency Baytown Houston in Baytown, TX
  • Hyatt Regency Lisboa in Lisboa, Portugal
  • Royal Park Hotels and Resorts Co., Ltd. Royal Park Hotel Tokyo/Nihonbashi in Tokyo, Japan
  • Springline Management LLC accredited the Office Spaces in Menlo Park, CA

Learn more and apply for GBAC STAR Accreditation at

Find accredited facilities and those pursuing accreditation via the GBAC STAR Facility Directory at

About GBAC, a Division of ISSA

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility and service accreditation programs, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit

About ISSA

With more than 10,500 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.




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