GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Docks at Navy Pier

March 18, 2021 GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Docks at Navy Pier

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today announced that 63 new facilities have achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation, including Navy Pier in Chicago; McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas; TD Garden in Boston; Port of Portland in Portland, Ore.; and hotels around the world.

“The world needs cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “GBAC STAR ensures just that to protect public health and safety and make facilities as clean as possible.”

Built in 1916 for shipping and recreational purposes, Navy Pier is now one of the most-visited destinations in the world. Known as the “People’s Pier,” it attracts more than 9 million visitors to its cultural venues, retail stores, and restaurants each year. In 2016, as part of its Centennial Vision, the pier was redeveloped to offer new enhancements, dining options, and design features.

In addition to heavily trafficked destinations like Navy Pier, GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation is also well-suited for smaller facilities such as restaurants, retail shops, and small businesses. Its adaptability to facilities of all sizes and types makes the performance-based program sought after around the world.

This week’s newly accredited facilities include:


  • McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas
  • Oakland International Airport-Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif.
  • Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia

Athletic Club

  • Richard Simpson Lake House in Arlington, Texas

Commercial Offices

  • APEX Surface Care in Grapevine, Texas
  • H&H Manufacturas Quimicas y Servicios S.A. in Managua, Nicaragua
  • Oswald Building Services in Exton, Pa.
  • Times Square Vietnam Investment Joint Stock Company in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Convention Centers

  • Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau in Little Rock, Ark.
  • Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco
  • Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, Colo.
  • TCF Center Detroit in Detroit
  • Washington State Convention Center in Seattle


  • Aloft Frisco in Frisco, Texas
  • Aloft Plano in Plano, Texas
  • Four Seasons Hotel Seattle in Seattle
  • Hilton Anatole in Dallas
  • Hotel 28 Myeongdong in Soul, South Korea
  • Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid in Madrid, Spain
  • Hyatt Centric Milano Centrale in Milano, Mich.
  • Hyatt House Branchburg in Branchburg, N.J.
  • Hyatt House North Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Hyatt House Portland/Beaverton in Beaverton, Ore.
  • Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla.
  • Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport North in Atlanta
  • Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal in Normal, Ill.
  • Hyatt Place Chicago/O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.
  • Hyatt Place Houston North in Houston
  • Hyatt Place Hyatt House Indianapolis Fishers in Fishers, Ind.
  • Hyatt Place Scottsdale-North in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Hyatt Place Tegucigalpa Hotel in Tegucialpa, Honduras
  • Hyatt Raipur in Raipur, India
  • Hyatt Regency Alger Aeroport in Dar El Beida Algers, Algeria
  • Hyatt Regency Amritsar in Amritsar, India
  • La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.
  • Lotte Hotel St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa in Torrent Girona, Spain
  • Mission Point Resort in Mackinac Island, Mich.
  • Omni Hotel in Dallas
  • Park South Hotel in New York
  • Sheraton Orlando North Hotel in Maitland, Fla.
  • Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa in Soldeu, Andorra
  • The Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo
  • Tokyo Midtown in Tokyo
  • The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel in San Gabriel, Calif.

Industrial Facility

  • Kelsan, Inc. in Knoxville, Tenn.


  • KidZania USA in Frisco, Texas
  • Navy Pier, Inc. in Chicago
  • South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach, Fla.


  • Bar Vasquez in Baltimore
  • Charleston in Baltimore
  • Cinghiale in Baltimore
  • Johnny’s in Baltimore
  • Petit Louis Bistro in Baltimore

Retail Facility

  • BIN 201 Wine & Spirits in Annapolis, Md.
  • BIN 604 Wine & Spirits in Baltimore

Small Business

  • The Point Distillery LLC in New Port Richey, Fla.

Stadiums and Arenas

  • Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas
  • Delaware North Company-TD Garden in Boston, home of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and the NHL’s Boston Bruins
  • FirstEnegery Stadium in Cleveland, home of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns
  • Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, home of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets
  • RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Fla.

Transportation Provider

  • Port of Portland in Portland, Ore.

“GBAC STAR has helped facilities reopen safely and remain operational during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “By creating safer and cleaner environments, these organizations are able to protect their employees, customers, and visitors while also supporting the bottom line during these difficult times.” 

Learn more and apply for GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation at

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