The Baudelaire orphans arrive at Hotel Denouncement by taxi.When they enter they are greeted by someone named Frank or Ernest. They had no idea which one at the time. Frank or Ernest then told them what they would be doing at the hotel. They would be concierges working for the hotel. They would live at the concierge desk and assist any guest who needed it.
A guest at the hotel named Carmatelia Spats wanted a harpoon gun delivered to the roof of the hotel to, " shoot down birds." With the harpoon gun, Esme Squalor, Who was with Carmetila was planning to kill Dewey Denouncement, who was the man the Hotel was named after. They were then going to try to accuse the Baudelaire orphans of murder.
Dewey Denouncement was murdered and blamed on the Baudelaire orphans. Count Olaf and Esme Squalor were going to set up a court hearing to get the Bauldiare orphans in jail and steal their rich fortune for good.
The court hearing was not as expected. Olaf told the judges to do whatever they could to make the three orphans guilty. During the court hearing, The Baudelaires bolted from the hearing, and ran towards and got in an elevator to escape. Then Olaf set the hotel on fire and ordered everyone to evacuate in the mix, Frank captured Olaf and the Baudelaire orphans.
After they were captured, They were taken to the seas and taken away by Frank.