Catagonia is a play on Patagonia. We are a Colorado based company, and plan to have an appropriately "mountain" theme considering our location and name. I would want that to come through in our logo. I love the actual Patagonia logo, but understand we can't just steal that.
If it fits into the design, I envision the "C" in Catagonia to have ears and a simple cat face that appears relaxed and content (not an excited, amped cat..nobody needs that). Something similar could be done with the "o" in Hotel. Maybe there could be a subtle color difference between "Cat" and "agonia."
Style: I like midcentury simplicity, but also like the clean lined stereotypical asian approach to cat depictions.
Color: I'm open to your recommendations, but I don't like prime colors (is that what they're called?).. I love rusty red color, burnt orange, deep teals, honey mustard yellow, eggplant purple, deep greens that could maybe be blue too, and even grey. Keeping with a simple design, please don't use all of those colors, just wanted to provide specific examples.