We'll open a little boutique hotel (10 rooms) on a beach on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand.
We have tried not to design a classical hotel. It's a mix of traditional (and modern) Asian style (bali, thailand) and European. We spend a lot time on the decoration.
It'll 4-star hotel in the European standard with a high level of service.
We want to give an image of : luxe, wellness, sea, beach, sun, quiet, travel, Asia, Thailand.
We hope to find a logo who can wear this idea. The logo will use it mainly on our website (it will be developed in 1 month on SquareSpace when we will have the pictures), on the linen, newsletters, invoice and of course signboard.
The logo must be not to complicate, and reading with only one colour (by example carving on an object, or embroidery on the linen).
The name of the hotel is Shamballa, this word can be written too Shambhala. Shamballa is a Sanskrit word to say : peaceful happiness place.
The base line can be Beach Hotel - Koh Samui or Beach Hotel
We have thought to use the lotus flower, but there are no link with the Shamballa signification (to see the attached file).
To be more in the signification of Shamballa, we have thought several discontinuous circles in each other or in a spiral.
Waiting for your proposition.
Thanks for your help.
Wikipedia extract :
(to see the attached file)
"In Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, Shambhala; is a mythical kingdom. It is mentioned in various ancient texts, including the Kalacakra Tantra and the ancient Zhangzhung texts of western Tibet. The Bon scriptures speak of a closely related land called Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring
Hindu texts such as the Vishnu Purana (4.24) mention the village Shambhala as the birthplace of Kalki, the final incarnation of Vishnu, who will usher in a new Golden Age (Satya Yuga).
The legends, teachings and healing practices associated with Shambhala are older than any of these organized religions. Shambhala may very well have been an indigenous belief system, an Alti-Himalayan shamanic tradition, absorbed into these other faiths. This pre-existing belief system, also called Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit म्लेच्छ mleccha, meaning "non-Vedic"), and the amazing abilities, wisdom and long life of these 'sun worshipers' (the Siddhi from the Vedic Sanskrit सिद्धि of the ancient Surya Samadhi समाधि) is documented in both the Hindu and Buddhist texts.
Whatever its historical basis, Shambhala (spelling derived from Buddhist transliterations) gradually came to be seen as a Buddhist pure land, a fabulous kingdom whose reality is visionary or spiritual as much as physical or geographic. It was in this form that the Shambhala myth reached Western Europe and the Americas, where it influenced non-Buddhist as well as Buddhist spiritual seekers—and, to some extent, popular culture in general."