We are planning a five night trip to London. Because there are four of us, we likely need two rooms. I am hoping to book the Waldorf or the Trafalgar based upon the reviews around here. I would be using AMEX points (I know that there is a 2:1 transfer to Hilton right now). We have approximately 280,000 Amex points, so we could double those and have enough for the 500,000 points needed for the Hilton rooms. However, it seems that it would make more sense to get the Citi Hilton credit card, get gold, and get two weekend night certificates (we will be in London on a weekend). Is it possible for both my wife and I and to get the Citicards, both get gold status, and get two sets of certificates that we could use for free nights? Would gold status get us breakfast for all four of us, if we both have gold status? How fast do the certificates hit after you make the spend? Also, does AMEX allow you to transfer points between households? Any advice you can provide would be helpful especially regarding logistics.