Hotels, Convention Centers, Arenas Earn GBAC STAR Accreditation

A slew of hotels, stadiums and arenas, convention centers are more have recently been awarded GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.

With Major League Baseball returning April 1, GBAC highlighted several stadiums to receive the accreditation, including American Family Field in Milwaukee, Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, T-Mobile Park in Seattle and Oracle Park in San Francisco. In addition, the Target Center in Minneapolis and Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix have received the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation.

Accredited facilities follow GBAC STAR’s strict 20-step program, which includes the proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and best practices to combat biohazards and infectious diseases, such as the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19.

In all, the latest accredited facilities include:


  • Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon

Convention Centers 

  • Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau in Grapevine, Texas
  • Infinite Energy Convention Center in Duluth, Georgia
  • Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Washington
  • Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah


  • Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in Baltimore      
  • Crowne Plaza Baltimore in Baltimore
  • Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Lantana, Florida           
  • Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore in Baltimore   
  • Grand Forest Metsovo in Metsovo, Greece    
  • Hotel Eclat Beijing in Beijing  
  • Hyatt Centric Mountain View in Mountain View, California
  • Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida        
  • Hyatt Place Bakersfield in Bakersfield, California
  • Hyatt Place Chicago/Hoffman Estates in Hoffman Estates, Illinois   
  • Hyatt Place Chicago/Lombard/Oak Brook in Lombard, Illinois
  • Hyatt Place Ft Lauderdale Airport-South & Cruise Port in Dania Beach, Florida        
  • Hyatt Place Garden City in Garden City, New York     
  • Hyatt Place Grapevine in Grapevine, Texas  
  • Hyatt Place National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland  
  • Hyatt Place Owings Mills in Owings Mills, Maryland      
  • Hyatt Place Pensacola Airport in Pensacola, Florida   
  • Hyatt Place Pittsburgh North Shore in Pittsburgh     
  • Hyatt Regency Ludhiana in Ludhiana, India
  • Katikies Chromata in Santorini, Greece          
  • Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City in Salt Lake City, Utah          
  • Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort in Dana Point, California   
  • Lotte Hotel Moscow in Moscow         
  • Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa/Pellicano Hotels in Naples, Italy 
  • Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa in Boynton Beach, Florida            
  • Radisson Baltimore in Baltimore        
  • The Statler Dallas in Dallas     
  • The Terrace Club at Busena in Okinawa, Japan          
  • The West Hollywood Edition in West Hollywood, California
  • Thorngrove Manor Hotel in Stirling, South Australia            
  • Tru by Hilton-Baltimore in Baltimore             
  • Vista Palazzo Lago Di Como in Como CO, Italy        

Performing Arts Center

  • Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago

Stadiums and Arenas

  • American Family Field/Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club in Milwaukee, home to the MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers
  • Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, home to the MLB’s Houston Astros and Washington Nationals during Spring Training
  • ExtraMile Arena at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho
  • Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, home to the MLB’s Cincinnati Reds
  • Infinite Energy Center Arena in Duluth, Georgia
  • Oracle Park in San Francisco, home to the MLB's San Francisco Giants
  • Palmer Event Center in Austin, Texas
  • Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix
  • Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, home of four minor league baseball teams
  • Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington
  • T-Mobile Park in Seattle, home to the MLB’s Seattle Mariners
  • Target Center in Minneapolis

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

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