Go to the hotspots menu item (in the backend). You'll see that you have different start zoom and center options. If you want to start by a predifined position -> just select this option in the menu. Then go to the hotspots dashbaord -> options and there enter the start location + zoom. This setting should now be respected.
If on the other hand you want hotspots to automatically center on all available hotspots you can select the option to center by marker bounds.