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Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences Has Achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

HOTEL NEWS Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences Has Achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic – April 2021 – Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences has announced that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Sublime Samana has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.

As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Sublime Samana has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”

To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at

About Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences

Sublime Samana is hotel offers an exclusive collection of 46 private suites and casitas with 1, 2- or 3-bedrooms providing guests spacious accommodations with private balconies or terraces, elegant furnishings, dining areas and fully equipped kitchens. The hotel is located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic in the Samaná peninsula, considered one of the islands most beautiful regions with coconut groves, tropical forests, protected national parks, and virgin crystalline beaches. The secluded and intimate property allows guests to revel in the warm ocean breeze with access to six-miles of sandy palm-fringed beach, fabulous pool area and renowned Coconut Whispers Spa. Sublime Samana is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™.

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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 accreditation program, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers.

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About ISSA

With more than 9,300 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 Northbrook, 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 or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.