We stayed in one of the smaller two-story sections on the other side of the pool area. It was very nice, with a front patio and lots of flowering plants. I heard less than favorable things about the rooms in the high rise building.^^ True, but perhaps that won't be an issue with the hotel and conference being in the same place this year. Like you though, just speculation since I wasn't there in 2011.We stayed at the Courtyard last year and that was almost as far away as out place at the Town and Country. Or so it seemed, the T&C is a big complex, and walking there were many buildings and the pool to negotiate around.
The convention center is on the west, we had a room on the east edge of the property.