GBAC Star™ Facility Accreditation

The Grand America Hotel has achieved its Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ facility accreditation, which includes a comprehensive 20-element program.

The Exterior of the Grand America Hotel from Main Street in Salt Lake City The Exterior of the Grand America Hotel from Main Street in Salt Lake City

GBAC STAR™ FACILITY ACCREDITATION

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ facility accreditation program ranges from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment, emergency preparedness and response measures.

"We are following the latest health guidance, including physical distancing for team members and guests, as well as reducing dining room capacities. With gratitude and a commitment to employees and the community, we extend a warm welcome to the guests returning to The Grand."

Chris Erickson, Hotel Manager, The Grand America Hotel

GBAC Star Facility award for The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. GBAC Star Facility award for The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Global Biorisk Advisory Council

Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, The Grand America Hotel, and its sister property, Little America Hotel – Salt Lake have implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in its facilities. This accreditation is another step to build traveler confidence and ensure safety for team members and the community.

"GBAC STAR is the gold standard of safe facilities, providing third-party validation that ensures facilities implement strict protocols for biorisk situations. Accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers, and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to deliver clean and healthy environments that are safe for business."

Patricia Olinger, Executive Director, Global Biorisk Advisory Council

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Safe in Salt Lake

“We’re thrilled to see The Grand America Hotel and Little America Hotel invest and take the necessary steps to become GBAC-accredited hotels. This is a key step in our goal to ensure Salt Lake County is the safest place in the nation to visit and conduct business,” said Kaitlin Eskelson, President & CEO, Visit Salt Lake. “I hope many of our other hotel and business partners follow The Grand America’s lead in earning this accreditation, a critical component in our community’s economic recovery.”

The Salt Palace Convention Center and Mountain America Exposition Center are also GBAC STAR™ facility accredited.

About

Established in 2002, The Grand America Hotel combines elegant surroundings, gracious service, and extraordinary amenities to provide a customized experience, delivering an unparalleled meeting or event. Ranging from ornate ballrooms to state-of-the-art meeting rooms, The Grand America has 75,000 sq. ft. of event space, including the Center Courtyard’s 35,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space. With extensive technical amenities and a devoted Convention Services team, The Grand is dedicated to overseeing the success of every event.

Located on 10-acres of beautifully manicured grounds, in the heart of Salt Lake, The Grand America’s 24-story tower features 775 spacious rooms, including 396 Executive Suites and three Presidential Suites. Rooms include sweeping mountain & skyline views, step-out balconies, hand-crafted Richelieu furniture, and Carrera Italian marble bathrooms.

Guests will enjoy The Grand America’s on-site dining, including The Garden Café, Lobby Lounge, Gibson Lounge, Afternoon Tea, and 24-hour in-room dining. Relax at The Grand Spa, a Forbes Four-Star spa, with extensive spa treatments, a full-service salon, indoor pool, sauna, and relaxation lounges. The Grand America offers a fitness center, unique retail shops, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Salt Lake International Airport is eight minutes from the hotel. TRAX Light Rail is steps away, offering service to the airport. The Grand America Hotel has convenient access to downtown Salt Lake’s nightlife, dining, and the area’s mountain resorts.

The Grand America can couple with its adjacent sister property, Little America Hotel, resulting in a total of 1,625 guest rooms and over 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

The Grand America Hotel is a member of the Grand America Hotels & Resorts’ family that includes Sun Valley Resort (Sun Valley, Idaho,) Snowbasin Resort (Huntsville, Utah,) The Westgate Hotel (San Diego, Calif.,) and Little America Hotel locations in Salt Lake City, Utah; Flagstaff, Arizona; Cheyenne, Wyoming and Little America, Wyoming.

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 accreditation program, training and certification of individuals, and consulting for buildingowners and facility managers. For more information, visit www.gbac.org.

The center courtyard fountain at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake

Meetings and Events

The Grand America Hotel combines elegant surroundings, gracious service, and extraordinary amenities to provide a customized experience, delivering an unparalleled meeting or event. Ranging from ornate ballrooms to state-of-the-art meeting rooms, The Grand America has 75,000 sq. ft. of event space, including the Center Courtyard’s 35,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space. With extensive technical amenities and a devoted Convention Services team, The Grand is dedicated to overseeing the success of every event.

 

 

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