Working to Create a Blue Zone at the Black Olive
Harnessing the energy of the sun, the wind, and the earth, the Inn at the Black Olive is a beacon for sustainable, high performance, and green building practices. It is being built to achieve the highest green building standards in the world, LEEDs Platinum certification, giving our guests the piece of mind that comes with treating the Earth with respect.
Beyond the concept of "being green," the Black Olive is also working to create a "blue zone." The concept of a blue zone comes from the awareness that certain places in the world have unusually high life expectancies that are directly related to the factors of geographic location. There are relatively few natural blue zones in the world, but the Black Olive is committed to studying and replicating the factors that contribute to blue zone health and well-being.
Luxury at the Black Olive pays attention to our guests' well-being, from the choice of linens to the way we create perfect air quality in our rooms, from the unique and healing hot tubs to the delicious cuisine. Enter the blue zone as you experience the Inn at the Black Olive.
History of The Black Olive
The tradition of the Black Olive Restaurant continues and expands. With the opening of the new Inn at the Black Olive the Spiliadis family welcomes you to join us in celebrating the fruits of generations of hospitality and good living. The family history, which underlies the present day restaurant and inn, begins in the traditional kitchens of our grandmother and our grandmother's grandmother. A small inn by the sea in Istambul, a hundred years ago. The moving tides of history. The family two generations ago, restarting their life by opening a taverna. In those days they were refugees in their own country of Greece, whose only real wealth was their knowledge of ingredients and cooking, and their hospitality. But the cooking was legendary and well-loved. The tides of history pulled and pushed again and after wartime the children came to America, came with their mother's recipes and with the sense of community that is created through breaking bread together and toasting with a glass of good wine. When you stay with us we bring you living history in our proudest expression of tradition. We wish you to be our guests and to let us treat you like family. We are proud to share with you the finest gifts that have been handed down to us through the generations.