It would certainly surprise me if you could, since you’d be committing someone else’s credit card. I’m sure Bialek called the Hilton before she came forward to make sure that her story couldn’t be “verified” by the Hilton.
This isn't THATout of the ordinary. I don't know how often it happens, but it does happen. A good friend of mine's family owned a Hilton hotel in Arkansas. I went down to New Orleans one Summer on a regular booked room. They found out I was going down there and staying at the Hilton, and voila I had a much nicer room.