loftus Make the reservation in your name 1st. After it's confirmed, call the hotel and tell them another person will be joining you and they most likely will arrive before you so you'd like to just put in their name. Voila - no muss or fuss. Others will have different suggestions, but I've been doing this successfully for over 10 years including with the Cat 1-5 certs. Good luck - it'll work!
Unfortunately, free night certificates are not transferrable. However, you could always keep the certificate for yourself and gift some points to the other member (you can gift up to 50,000 points per calendar year). Details on this process are available at the link below if anyone is unfamiliar with this process.