7 APRIL 2016
I know, I know. It is beyond nerve wracking.
I got in pretty quick Tuesday (I was in the high 2000s) and landed at .... Town and Country. Same story with many other people - lots of early submissions at Town and Country. I have a safety room booked at Hotel Z, so if you want my T&C room, just email me and let me know; I can transfer the reservation to you before the deposit is due. But I'm guessing most of you are going to fight for something better.
And on that note - if you have a downtown room to trade, consider transferring it to a needy blogger. (Me - I'd like to be way closer than Hotel Z.)
Emails are slowly trickling in for almost everyone else I know, so don't despair. And remember, people will be trading rooms, giving up safety rooms and offering up Airbnb deals, so don't get too stressed if you end up with something awful (or nothing at all.) When hotel reservations reopened last year (and in that case, you just go in and see what's available, it's very easy), they also had downtown rooms available at a non-discounted rate.
In other words, you have options. Stay strong and we'll see how this unfolds.