My wife is a nurse and one of her coworkers has a child with severe scoliosis (curvature of the spine) requiring trips to Houston for surgery once or twice a year. While not destitude, they do sometimes struggle financially with this and we decided that if they need some help, one way we could pitch in would be to help with a room near the hospital while they are down there (2 or 3 nights.) There is a Marriott very close to the hospital and I would love to help them out if and when they need it. My only question would be how best to get them a room with Marriott points? I'm thinking if I book it, there might be issues since I won't be staying. Can they open a MR account and I can gift them points?
Anyone with experience doing something like this or the Marriott folks with the best way for me to do this, any advice is appreciated.