Still waiting to hear if lotto system is needed? Also hotels seem to be costly in the area right next to the confrence. Looks like they plan to shuttle people in from further away. Not looking forward to a bus ride at midnight after club night.....
Yes if you look online the rooms are high, there is a big conference going on that has blocks of rooms reserved at a conference rate.
as stated by thedarkside.
What were the publicly available room rates in Philly?
Edit - I was in GR last Saturday night, as we poured beer for a brewer friend at the MI Winter beer fest, which has about 7000 people when you include workers. Our usual hotel was expensive, compared to what we are used to. Be glad there is a negotiated conference rate that you will be able to reserve your room at.