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Hyatt Regency Riyadh becomes one of the first hotels in the Middle East to be accredited by GBAC

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya became the first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and one of the first hotels in the Middle East, to be accredited by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR.

GBAC is the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.

“The world as we knew it has been changed by COVID-19, and when our guests are aready to travel again, we want to ensure them that they can feel confident that each aspect of our commitment is designed with their safety in mind, and that we’re putting their well-being first,” says Walid El Awadly, General Manager.

“To do this, we must critically examine the hotel experience from every vantage point and think about what matters the most from our guests’ point of view – from rooms and lobby to spa and dining – bringing in the latest research, technology and innovations to make that happen. The GBAC accreditation is an important hygiene and cleanliness milestone, marking our purpose to care for people so they can be their best – always.”

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya received its GBAC STAR accreditation through a performance-based cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention programme that focuses on establishing that the hotel environment is sanitary, safe and healthy.


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