Hilton UK appoints spa chief

Hilton’s commitment to
enhancing the travel experience has gained new
focus this month with the appointment of Keith Burnet as Vice President of fitness
and spa.Based out of the Hilton’s International Operations Centre in Watford, Keith
will be responsible for the introduction and development of the hotel based fitness
centres and new spa concepts.  Keith, who has 15 years leisure industry experience,
was latterly Managing Director of LivingWell prior to the recent sale of its stand
alone clubs. Hilton currently has more than 150 fitness and spa facilities across
the international business.  One of Keith’s first priorities will be to conduct an
in-depth audit of Hilton’s current spa and lifestyle offering. “Fitness and spa is a
key part of Hilton’s future strategy, a facet of the business that has huge
potential within the Hilton family of brands. Hilton has very exciting growth plans
over the next ten years and running parallel with this will be an exciting fitness
and spa concept. “Moreover, health, fitness and general wellbeing is a high priority
for our guests, this coupled with more people combining business and leisure travel,
makes it increasingly important for Hilton to lead with the best fitness and spa
concept in the business,” said Keith. Keith will also be responsible for
coordinating partnerships with third parties, establishing operational, brand and
design standards, and performing ongoing facility evaluations to drive excellence in
service and productivity.