I received my hotel confirmation last night. The registration team did an amazing job of responding to my email within 15 minutes and 2 hours later I received my confirmation.
@DBegley-I chose the International House Hotel. I usually stay in big chains so this will be a change. I saw good reviews on tripadvisor and the location seems good. I was also looking for a no smoking hotel. Almost all are, though I did fine one or two that have designated smoking rooms or floors. I also like the free wifi. The JW Marriott charges $12 or so a day for wifi. Thanks again.