The show sees 24 players reside in an old hotel together, where they take part in challenges in the hopes of winning silver bars, which go into a prize pool that will total up to $250,000. Of course, they’ll have to make it to the end first — a task easier said than done in a game that murders and banishes two players an episode!
Hosted by Rodger Corser, the actor-turned-host told The Latch that it was the show’s “theatrical element” made it “the perfect crossover” for him. One of the main components of that theatrical element? The stunning filming location.
The Traitors was shot at The Robertson Hotel, which is located in New South Wales’ Southern Highlands, and when combined with Corser’s acting background, helped create the mysterious, Knives Out-meets-Cluedo vibe of the show.
“That’s why we sort of ended up writing the hosting role as kind of a character, almost,” Corser said. “We kind of imply that it’s his hotel, which, that’s not my story, I don’t own that hotel!”
Corser laughed. “My family don’t come from great wealth, we’re very middle-class suburban people. So it was great to have kind of an English aristocracy edge to it, old Australian money, sort of.”
The Robertson Hotel was built in 1924, and according to its website, was named the “Most Luxurious Hotel in the Commonwealth” the very next year, in 1925.
It’s remained its luxurious feel in the decades since then, but now comes with years of fond memories and local history, as well. In fact, Sir Donald Bradman was close friends with Alf Stephens, the man who built the hotel.
“It was Stephens who originally cut down a bat to suit Bradman’s shorter stature, which then propelled the batsman to the legendary status he enjoyed throughout his career, and to this day and beyond,” reports The Robertson Hotel’s website.
These days, the hotel offers all the modern conveniences we’ve come to expect from a luxe hotel, but maintains its old school elegance.
“From the red carpet, to the ornate timber frames, oversized wood fireplaces, higher-than-high ceilings and a jaw-droppingly ornate chandelier, you will pinch yourself at the building’s beauty, history and intricate details,” they say.
The Robertson Hotel features rooms ranging from King Deluxe to Bridal Suites, and prides itself on being family friendly, as well. They’re also very accustomed to hosting special events, from weddings to corporate events, or Christmas in July.
When it comes to on-site dining, The Robertson features a number of options. They have a bar, a café and a restaurant, and also host high tea and Devonshire teas, so whatever mood you’re in, there’s sure to be something that suits.
For more details, check out their website for yourself.
In the meantime, The Traitors airs at 7.30pm, Sunday — Tuesdays, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand.
The Traitors airs at 7.30pm Sunday — Tuesdays, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand.
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