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Wyndham Hotel Group has announced an expansion of its Trademark Hotel collection to a new development on the outskirts of Downtown Los Angeles.

The latest outpost, known as the Bricks, will be located in a 1960s office building at 1543 W. Olympic Boulevard in the Pico Union neighborhood.  An entity known as Union & Grattan Properties, LLC is converting the six-story structure into 200 guest rooms with ground-floor retail space and other ancillary functions.

Renderings of the new hotel, which is being designed by Corbel Architects, show new LED ribbons adorning the building's mid-century exterior.  A rooftop area will be activated with a new amenity deck.

A timeline for the project is unclear, although the developer is pursuing construction permits for the conversion.

The Trademark hotels are billed as a "soft-branded" collection of three-to-four star hotels that operate autonomously, but with support from New Jersey-based Wyndham.

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