I think last year the hotels were up around this time, maybe a bit more towards the end of the month? I can't completely remember, but I've been assuming it'll be around the same time this year. But I'm not a staff member nor do I know the inner workings of everything so I could honestly be completely wrong
Only a small handful of staffers have any status update about the hotel rooms. This isn't because we're being secretive, but mainly because we don't e-mail our staffers with "hotel website is being worked on."
The hotel website is still being worked on. At this point, there is a slim chance that it'll get pushed to early February, but that's a decision that I'm making (and will get flak for). I would like to announce the date in advance instead of something like "hotel website is up tomorrow!" but I'll post an update as soon as I get it.