TopStay is a website for renting a room, flat/apartment, or house (an “accommodation”) for a few days or weeks. The accommodations are provided by the owners of the accommodations, similar to http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk, and hotels will not be listed.
Compared to hotel websites such as hotels.com or booking.com, the accommodations at TopStay are more affordable, more comfortable, and have more character.
TopStay is a place you can trust to provide quality places to stay. It’s a little fun and not the usual thing.
TopStay is easy to use and will provide everything you need to book a room with confidence.
TopStay needs to appeal to two audiences:
1) People that have a room or flat they can rent out for other people to stay in.
2) People who need an accommodation at a particular destination and are willing to stay in someone else’s place rather than a hotel.
People who use TopStay to find a room are confident travelers and are willing to try staying somewhere besides a hotel. People who list their flat on TopStay want to make some additional money from their property or enjoy having guests.
WHAT IS WANTED
We need a logo and a logo-related favicon for TopStay. You should provide source vector art on white backgrounds.
UPDATE: Art that works on a black background was previously asked for. That is no longer required.
The words can be mixed case, TopStay, or all lower case, topstay. It should be one word together, TopStay, and not two separated words, “Top Stay”.
UPDATE2: All upper case or using small caps is okay. I now realize that can convey a "top" place better. I'm starting to think all lower case is actually not right.
Having a graphic element with the name is preferred, but not required.
Clean, minimal designs are preferred to complicated ones.
NOTE: Several people have submitted designs that are similar to the HomeAway.com logo. While it's a fairly obvious design choice, I don't want people to think it resembles HomeAway when they see this logo.
A few people have put realistic images. They don't render well when small and I don't think they're as classy. Keep it more abstract and simple.
Do not submit cute, silly, or "fun" treatments.