Since introducing the new award chart in February Hilton Honors has lost most of its appeal for aspirational redemptions. But what about everyday hotels?
The list of category 1 hotels can be found here.
Hilton Alexandria Corniche
Egypt's security situation isn't exactly great. However outside of Cairo things have been acceptable lately. Hilton has a number of properties at the Red Sea and Alexandria all just for 5,000 points.
Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, Managed by Hilton
This resort is at the edge of the Borneo rainforest. Kuching is not exactly a very happening location but very tranquil.
Hilton Salah, Oman
Another place that isn't buzzing with activities but hey 5,000 points for what is often a $200+ room rate is a great deal!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Goa – Arpora – Baga
I found Goa a bit of a letdown when I was there in off-season. But 5,000 points also applies to most high-season rates. It's a stylish looking hotel too that's not too far from the more interesting beaches in Goa.
Coming up in this series:
The best Hilton Honors Category 2 hotels
The best Hilton Honors Category 3 hotels
How to earn 5,000 Hilton points every day of the week.