International Hotels Prepare for Travel Season with GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

ROSEMONT, Ill.March 10, 2022—Hotels in India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States have achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, ensuring they meet the highest standards of infection prevention. The latest accredited facilities also include a convention center, casino, and fairgrounds preparing for expected travel increases in 2022.

“Experts are predicting a resurgence of global tourism this summer as COVID-19 cases decrease and governments relax mask mandates,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “As they welcome an influx of guests from around the world, hospitality organizations that achieve GBAC STAR accreditation are prepared with effective health and safety protocols in place.”

To achieve GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation, facilities must meet 20 program elements related to cleaning and infection prevention, including standard operating procedures, cleaning and disinfecting chemicals, sustainability, and training and worker health programs. Facilities pursue reaccreditation annually to ensure continuous improvement.

The following facilities have earned GBAC STAR accreditation:

Commercial Office

  • Summit Building Services Inc. in Concord, Calif.

Convention Center

  • Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa

Cultural Venues

  • Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds – Conference Center in Robstown, Texas
  • Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds – Exhibit Hall A in Robstown, Texas
  • Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds – Exhibit Hall B in Robstown, Texas
  • Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds – Marvin and Laura Berry Pavilion in Robstown, Texas

Government Facility

  • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Md.


  • Bethesda Marriot in Bethesda, Md.
  • Hotel Nyack in Nyack, N.Y.
  • Hyatt Centric Cambridge in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Hyatt Centric Southpark Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort in Dharamshala, India
  • Tokyo Station Hotel in Tokyo
  • Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel in Highland, Calif.

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.




For more information about ISSA and GBAC, contact ISSA Associate Director of Communications and Digital Content Graeme Golucki at [email protected]; phone, 847-982-0800.