This is a guide to the first part of the Terminus mission in Hitman: Absolution which is called Terminus Hotel. It describes how to complete this mission with the maximum score (excluding how to complete all the challenges in this area). This means playing on the purist difficulty, avoid being spotted and recovering the evidence in this area.
At the start go to the left side of the front of the hotel and go down the ladder. Go into the pipe and jump up to the ledge that is at the end of the pipe. From here on you will have to crouch walk to avoid being detected. Pick up the wrench that is in the room you get into and go a little way down the hallway. Throw the wrench into the staircase ahead:
And keep going down the hallway. Sneak past behind the guard you distracted with the wrench and go into the air ventilation shaft near the maintenance area ahead. In the room at the end of it is a disguise on the table. Put it on and go through the right door compared to where you entered the room (you can stop crouch walking once you are wearing the disguise). Follow the cleaner whilst making sure you don’t get ahead of him. But go straight ahead when the cleaner turns right to go up some stairs:
And keep going into the laundry. Go on top of the clothes mount and you will be able to jump up to a ledge. Climb up and go through the door to the left. Go past the staircase on the right side and through the doorway on the other side on the right wall. Ahead will be another door. Go through it and you will be in the reception area. The evidence is on the desk on the back wall of the reception:
Gain Access to the Upper Floors
After you have picked up the evidence go back down the shoot. If the employee you followed earlier is where you first saw him after you exited the room with the ventilation shaft in it you can just go forward and left when you can see an elevator to the left. If he is walking towards you, you will have to wait for him again. Once you have called and entered the elevator it is the end of this part of the mission.