Can anyone out there tell me if I can have my daughter and her soon-to-be husband use the certificate for 7 nights that I have from a travel package I got a couple of months ago? I will have to add points for the category hotel they want, but that's no problem. I know I can use points for someone else's room (of course I won't get credit for the stay) but I want to confirm I can use this cert. It is, after all, a different Use a travel package for my daughter?form of points, right?
Appreciate any answers. Thanks in advance...
You sure can. Piece of cake. You simply make the reservation. Attach the certificate. Call MR and add your daughter to the reservation. Award stays are completely transferrable. The only time they aren't is promotional certs like the Chase Marriott Cat 1-5 etc.
I am writing this reply after checking in for 11 nights today at the Marriott Surf Club Aruba…… Ahhhh….
The miles portion has to credit to a FF account in your name though.
I am in the same boat as this and was wondering if this worked out for your daughter. I just booked a 7 night stay in Bali under my name (Plat, Southwest Travel Package from a year ago) and called the line to add him. The person wished me a good trip but also mentioned that I HAVE to show up at the front desk at some point during the stay for them to be able to "use my points for the reservation.". Kind of makes me worried since I won't be in there. Am I overthinking this or should I call them back and have the room be under just his name?
If I were you, yes, I'd absolutely change the name on the reservation to your son's. You can have a desk clerk who may overlook it, but that's not a risk I'd be willing to take, especially all the way in Bali. Potentially they could charge him rack rake for 7 nights. omg! Occasionally I use points for my mom. I always put the reservation in her name. I just call the marriott phone number and they are happy to oblige. I feel like sometimes I'm able to change the name myself from the edit feature, but I'm not totally sure since I don't do it that often. I would really discourage you from leaving your name on the reservation.
I would confirm with reservations that you WILL not be there and that your daughter will be. You need the reservation and certificate to be recorded that way. Again, its totally allowed so you and your daughter will be fine. They will have to have their name on reservation at a minimum. I have done this multiple times.