The Hotel Jardim Atlântico was the first hotel to come into the Five-Leaf System with a section of its site totally dedicated to environmental issues.
It has been concerned with the environment for almost 20 years, and a decade ago became the first hotel in Madeira – and the second in Portugal – to be awarded the Certificate NE EN ISSO 14001 (the international certificate for environmental management in the sector of lodging and restaurant services).
It also holds a number of other awards and distinctions, among them that of “Best Ecological Hotel” amaong 600 hotels in Europe (2008/2009); in 2008 it was nominated for the “Ecothrophea” prize awarded by DRV-Deutscher ReiseVerband, and in 2008 was the winner in 2009; it won second prize in the award by Thomas Cook (2008/2009); in an unbroken stretch from 1997 through to 2009 it was awarded the “Umweltchampion” prize by TUI, the world’s leading tour operator; from 2002 to 2007 it won the “Environmental Hotel Award” of the Swiss operator HotelPlan; it was awarded the distinction of “Amigo do Ambiente – Excelência” by the Madeira DRTT in 2006; for three years running (’97 to ‘99) it was recognized by the GREEN GLOBE 21 (WTTC) with Distinction and Commendation Awards and the Achievement Certificate and by the International Hotel Association together with The International Hotels Environment Initiative it was awarded the distinction of “Green Hotelier”.
In 2011, it was the first hotel in Madeira to be awarded the five-leaf classification in the Five-Leaf System.