About the building and the architect

Leonardo Hotel Almere City Center has a story. The building was designed by the English architect William Alsop. The hotel is built on stilts and has a spherical entrance building, with a yellow side.

It is often said that the round part of the building resembles a cut potato. This is partly due to the brown color of the outside and the yellow on the side. During the design phase, the architect decided to 'cut off' part of the entrance building. This makes the entrance look a lot like a potato in a brown skin. It seems that the architect said the following about this: 'Like a potato, just make it yellow'.