S-> logos made up of distinct, separate and unattached pieces seems to be a common theme in high-end logos. For example, in the one above, the circle is not a single shape, but rather a combo of individual waves. This style is something we should mimic where possible to create a modern and sleek logo. However, we must be wary not to become too intricate, as details could be lost when rescaling for marketing purposes.
KYOTO ART HOSTEL BRAND IDENTITY by UMA/design farm. This design was very simple and the theme was carried out through the spaces. This is important to keep constancy particularly more so when the hostel is unique as this one where it acts as a exhibition too, allowing people to stay and be inspired differently each time. The logo itself is quite minimal which contrasts with the business of the hostel