I have a friend/relative visiting from out of town and would like to put him up in a hotel. Can I use my free night certificate for a friend/relative? If so, does this require a phone reservation? Thanks.
I have done this, yes it did require me to use the phone for the reservation. At the time you make the reservation you can add your friends name to the reservation and you will not be required to be there at check in.
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In regards to your question, I had our team look into this, and they informed me that free-night certificates are unfortunately non-transferable.
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