GSA Prestige Accreditation

Global prestige accreditation

  • A full on-site risk-based assessment undertaken by a GSA assessor
  • Enhanced Accreditation Report
  • One-year’s subscription to the Global Secure Community
There are several benefits available to hotels that successfully receive a Global Prestige Accreditation. The benefits enable hotels to maintain the highest levels of security 24-7-365. The benefits include:


Hotels are assigned a dedicated GSA trained and qualified assessor who is independently qualified and drawn from the global network of experienced former law enforcement or military professionals. In collaboration with the hotel, the assessor will manage the hotel through the process to accreditation or provide a remedial plan to be implemented. Successful hotels receive a certificate and a detailed Accreditation Report, demonstrating the hotel’s commitment to the highest levels of security and guest safety.



GSA provides an online advisory service to hotels that receive the Global Prestige Accreditation and issues best practice guidance and provide supportive advice that enables hotels to achieve and maintain the Global Secure Accreditation standard.



Global Prestige Accreditation provides access to on-line, role specific, security training for hotel staff and best practise guidance. Our training packages are designed to deliver general and role specific security related knowledge, cost effectively, with minimum staff abstraction. The training supports staff to contribute to the combined security effort and helps keep themselves, guests and their colleagues safe. View the “Knowing your normal” video here.



The intelligence platform harnesses the latest tools and techniques including machine learning, AI and natural language processing to identify news, media and trends specifically relating to or impacting hotel security and safety globally. Our near-real time feed, managed by our experienced analysts, provides alerts, updates, data, and intelligence-led synopses on all areas of interest to the industry and travellers alike. These updates are available directly to your mailbox, through the platform or via an API feed to your existing systems. Our unique focus on hotels provides individuals and institutions with up-to-date tailored information relevant to their travel.



Security incident alerts provide hotels with near real time information that identifies threats to the property or wider location, alongside expert analysis and commentary to highlight key actions and lessons. Global Prestige Accreditation also provides access to a hotel security blog and a hotel security forum for industry professionals to discuss topics and share experiences and best operational practice.

The process

GSA provides a bespoke assessment of a hotel from a GSA assessor.  The assessor completes all aspects of the online process before conducting an onsite assessment.


GSA Prestige Accreditation offers the most comprehensive report and recommendations for a hotel. The enhanced accreditation report is a powerful marketing tool for clients seeking assurance about security. On successful accreditation the client hotel receives a certificate of accreditation and GSA branding materials.


Achieving the GSA standard

Global Secure Prestige Accredited hotels receive access to the Global Secure Community, a secure online resource and networking site where hotels can access hotel specific security alerts, safety information, updated intelligence, advice, and a member’s forum to network and share good practice. The Global Secure Community provides ‘one-stop’ access to a range of hotel security related services, including training packages and approved specialist contractors.