Four Hyatt properties, AT&T Stadium and the Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort in Greece have achieved GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation from The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.
“GBAC Star continues to be a sought-after program because it offers credible third-party validation and provides organizations with a practical framework for cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention,” said GBAC executive director Patricia Olinger. “We are excited to welcome these organizations into the prestigious group of GBAC STAR-accredited facilities.”
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts was one of the first organizations to commit to GBAC STAR as part of its Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment. The first four Hyatt properties to achieve the accreditation are Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, Florida; Hyatt Regency Kiev in Kiev, Ukraine (exterior shown above); Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort in Phuket, Thailand; and Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The GBAC Star accreditation is designed to help facilities of all sizes develop a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. It helps facilities better prepare for, respond to, and recover from biohazard situations like the novel coronavirus.
Other facilities that have recently earned a GBAC STAR include AT&T Stadium in Irving, Texas and the Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort in Tragaki Beach, Zakynthos, Greece. The latter earned the accreditation through Leading Hotels of the World, which is offering members GBAC STAR accreditation as part of its Healthy Stays Commitment.
In addition, ISSA CIMS-GB-certified building service contractor Farnek Services, LLC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is among the first business of its kind to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation for its own facility.
“The demand for the GBAC STAR program continues to grow as more facilities seek a formal approach in cleaning and disinfection,” said ISSA executive director John Barrett. “From hotels to stadiums to independent building service contractors, we’re working with organizations of varying sizes and types to ensure they are ready for biorisk situations.”