Hilton HHonors offers award stays at a 40 percent discount with its Point Stretcher awards. A category 2 hotel is normally 20,000 points but a Point Stretcher award reduces the cost to 12,000 points and a Point Stretcher stay at a category 6 hotel is only 24,000 points, compared to the normal requirement of 40,000 points. Go to www.insideflyer.com/link/?1205 to view the entire list of Point Stretcher properties and dates through the end of 2008.
The list includes properties in the U.S. and worldwide, including the Hilton Stockholm Slussen hotel in Sweden, Hilton Vienna Danube in Austria and Hilton Tokyo Hotel. As a bonus, Hilton HHonors gives stay credit for award stays, so you will be one step closer to the next HHonors elite level when staying on a Point Stretcher award, although you won’t earn any points or miles.