My wife and I have a Marriott Rewards Credit Card in which my card has my Marriott Rewards number and her card does not show that number at all. Is that the case for everyone else ?
Also, my wife will need to go to Osaka Japan in the next few days. If i book a hotel room for her through the Marriott Rewards website do I get credit for the stay or do I have to be there physically as well since i am 2 stays away from Platinum ?
I was instructed by Marriott Reservations that the procedure to use in the situation being described is:
Reserve the room in the member's name then add the person who is actually going to occupy the room as an additional occupant.
This not only allows the "other" person to check in but the member receives full benefit points.
Remember, that procedure was advised to me by Platinum Reservations
I don't know about the credit card, but I can answer your question regarding your wife's stay:
Marriott's 'dry' rules indicate that you must be staying in order to get the credit.
However it practically depends on the hotel itself - depends on if they require an ID when people check in:
If yes, than maybe your wife won't be able to check in at all and obviously no points credit anyhow (even if she will be allowed to check in instead of you).
BUT if they don't require an ID than it shouldn't be a problem at all and you'll get your credit.
My experience testifies on a lot of cases when an ID isn't required at most of the hotels (required only in some). I have no clue how it is in Japan or any other hotel in the far east of the globe.
The best thing you can do is call the hotel's front desk and ask them.
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The other option is to call the hotel and not only add her as an additional occupant so she can check in but to then pay for the stay with your Marriott rewards cc and then you get the points for the stay and the points on your card, assuming hers still isn't working correctly. I have done that with stays for family in NYC and Nashville and elsewhere and not had an issue and reaped the full benefits in points.