BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Hilton Hotels Corp. and global fitness equipment provider Precor are launching Fitness by Precor facilities at full-service Hilton, Doubletree® and Embassy Suites Hotels® in North America, and at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

“This is a great way for us to ‘be hospitable’ to our guests -- by enabling them to maintain their fitness regimen while on the road,’ said Matthew J. Hart, president and chief operating officer, Hilton Hotels Corp. “The fitness facilities will enable guests to utilize superior equipment when staying at our hotels and underscores our commitment to enhancing our guests’ personal performance.”

A recent survey of more than 500 business travelers reflects that fitness centers are among the top-five hotel features they deem most important. Research within the Hilton Family of Hotels shows that presence of a well-maintained hotel fitness center featuring high-end equipment can increase guest satisfaction by as much as 30 percent.

The specially designed facilities will utilize Precor-developed strength, cardio and entertainment equipment. A complement of core training, balance equipment and stretch accessories rounds out the performance-enhancement offerings. The co-branded fitness centers also will offer Precor Cardio Theater Exercise Entertainment™.

Standard across the Hilton Family full-service hotels, fitness equipment options will be catered to the specifications of each hotel. Larger hotels will complete their new fitness facilities in phases with Precor equipment, specially designed flooring, signage and wall paint specifications representing the first phase for all hotels. Some facilities may undergo a second phase that includes an enlargement of the fitness center. The designs are planned to flow within the existing hotel setting and color schemes