The Host Hotel has been host to other Chess organizations in the past, most recently over the Christmas Holidays in 2008. It was during this time that an incident was investigated by local police.
It seems two competitors were engaged in a shouting match in the lobby of the hotel. Each was declaring how great they were as a chess player. The scene was broken up, and the guests returned to their rooms.
The following day, this entry was noted in the police log: