Yaamava’ Resort & Casino Hits the Jackpot with GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation for Cleanliness

ROSEMONT, Ill.June 28, 2022—The Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel has achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. The accreditation validates facility cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention programs to maintain health, wellness, and resilience against current and future biorisks.

“Travelers and guests continue to demand cleanliness of the facilities they are visiting, even as we move into the post-COVID-19 pandemic phase,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “This third-party verification of Yaamava’s commitment to health and safety gives guests confidence that the resort is cleaned and disinfected to the highest standards.”

The facility, owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is located in the city of Highland, Calif., and boasts the ‘biggest and best gaming in the West.’ The resort hosts millions annually and features a 3,000-person capacity theatre for live events, 432 luxury hotel rooms and suites, a full-service salon and spa, six dine-in restaurants, and more than 10 bars and lounges.

“Customer expectations have changed greatly since the pandemic, and we want our guests to remain confident in their health and safety during their visit,” said Yaamava’ Resort & Casino General Manager Peter Arceo. “GBAC STAR accreditation demonstrates our commitment to creating memorable and safe experiences for our guests.”

Learn more and apply for GBAC STAR Accreditation at gbac.org/star.

Find accredited facilities and those pursuing accreditation via the GBAC STAR Facility Directory at gbac.org/directory

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 www.gbac.org.

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 www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.




For more information, contact ISSA Director of Communications Jill Nuppenau at [email protected]; phone, 847-982-0800 Ext. 1367.