Originally Posted by projectgp
So with quick do you mean a week or a month that the Marriott fills up?
I remember one year that 2 days after registration opened, the Marriott was filled. This was back in the day where registration and hotel reservations were separate. I wasn't able to get a room there until I dropped the Marriott Rewards number on the Marriott reservation specialist. After I did that, they were; "Yes, Mr. DarthBBerry. Of course we have a room for you, Mr. DarthBBerry. Yes, we will apply the government rate for the conference for you, Mr. DarthBBerry."
Now that's not saying that the Marriott was REALLY filled. I think they had rooms blocked off for sponsors or other RIM officials. I heard that more rooms were released at a later date. However, the sooner you can book your registration/hotel reservation, that more peace of mind you will have about being at the host hotel.