I recently tried to give my son and daughter in-law a 4 night stay in a Marriott hotel using my points. Oh boy what a hassle. For some reason you can't do it over the net if the person staying is not the rewards member.
I have no idea why it should make a differance to Marriott Rewards if I am staying in the room or not.
Has anybody else faced what is yet another stupid 'Policy'. Also I think we should all start highlighting these silly rules for waht they are - Silly and Unnessesary.
So let me know if you have an example
Apparently, Marriott is working on the ability to book reservations and order electronic rewards for friends and family members, as per the Marriott Concierge team on FlyerTalk.com: