My first trip was Jan 2009 and the rooms had been finished for a few months so I think you're right that they started early in 2008 or late 2007. I want to say that it was finished in the summer or early fall of 2008 because I remember when I booked this last minute trip one of the factors was that Music had just been renovated. Booked in late Nov early Dec (we won the draw for tickets since our College team made the National Championships so it had to be at the end of that football season 2008) and there was a lot of chatter about the renovations as I was following the threads. I did a split stay last Oct and Music was my last stop. I did online and would have gotten my first request (close to front, I had secondor third floor of Jazz) except I had a change of plans and ended up needing the room ASAP so I asked if they had anything available right then (maybe about 11am). They did and it met my second request, first floor, other than that it was way the heck back in Country. But they were totally cool with it and changed it up with a no problem what so ever. It was fine as I wasn't picky at that point. And honestly it was not a bad walk. Just a few minutes.