Ditto! I logged in at 12:02 and was done by 12:06, got my first choice!
I would almost like thert to be a countdown clock that would say when it went live. I clicked on link early according to my cellphone. just a question.
I think a lot of it had to do with the extra number of rooms in the block and the 10 minute hold Passkey put on the reservations once you picked your room type. Nice though that the system didn't crash though and that definitely wasn't dependent on the number of rooms or the expanded convention center, so either way there were improvements all around.
The hotel registration was vastly improved this year, so to whomever and whatever made it happen, thank you!