Succession TV showdown sparks hotel internet frenzy

THE website of the dramatic Norwegian hotel featured in TV’s Succession showdown as the Roy siblings set out to “bleed the Swede”, then scupper the deal with tech genius Lukas Mattson, nearly crashed after the show aired.

Bosses of the Juvet Landskapshotel are accustomed to getting between 400 and 500 daily visits to their site but episode five of the current season sparked a frenzy of interest, with 18,500 hits in just 24 hours, leaving the hotel now fully booked all summer long.

Little wonder, given the hotel’s stunning back to nature woodland setting in Valldal, by a river surrounded by towering mountains on Norway’s west coast, and just a short drive from some of the country’s landscape crown jewels, including Geirangerfjord.

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It was at the hotel, which doubled as Mattson’s annual retreat, that Kendall, Roman and Shiv started laying plans to first get more money out of the GoJo tech billionaire who wants to buy media giant Waystar Royco after the death of patriarch Logan Roy.

The siblings then started to scheme the downfall of the deal – a plotline that is still very much up in the air with plenty of twists and turns, double crosses and surprises to come in the remaining episodes of the show’s final series.

Rather than build a large hotel, architects Jensen & Skodvin designed a destination made up of smaller self-contained cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows dotted through the site, and central facilities including public rooms, a restaurant and sauna spa.

“Norway is a glorious, natural setting,” says Succession producer Scott Ferguson. “It immediately seemed like a perfect place for a family gathering in the series.

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“We studied different countries, but we realised Norway just has this exceptional landscape — like nowhere else in the world.”

For information about the hotel, and to make a booking (you’ll be looking further ahead unless there are summer cancellations) see

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