Hello Marriott world,
I am travelling to Vegas next February but my buddy went ahead and made a reservation at a Marriott Autograph Collection Property (The Cosmopolitan). His card has been charged already. I will be in that room, how can we enjoy My platinum perks? Should we cancel and re-book? or can we change the name?
Did your buddy book through marriott.com? The reason I ask is if he went through a third party, it may limit your options.
If he used the Marriott website, you can probably call up and have the name changed or add your name. I feel pretty confident that if your name is part of the reservation, they will allow you to add your MR number. By the way, there are a few threads on here about the Cosmopolitan. I believe they have not just Marriott bennies but a club of their own, also. Do a search and read through some of the other threads. Lots of good info to maximize your stay. Good Luck.
My wife and I both have a MR#. We're always traveling together and we make the reservations thru Marriott.com. But sometimes we want the other to get the credit so we have the registration changed at check-in to show the name and MR# of the one to get the credit. That has generally worked. If you try to make the change after checkout - really hard to do. Make sure the primary name and MR# are yours - not just as a second guest in the room.