Phase II, planned for late-2019, will focus on the hotel’s restaurant Cook Hall.
It's the first top-to-bottom overhaul for one of the largest W Hotels in the world since its 2009 debut.
The boutique is now located at 325 Market Street.
What began as a 783-square-foot corner pizza joint in 2006 is now 3,000 square feet and with a patio and horseshoe bar.
Matt Marcus took over the Peachtree Road restaurant a week ago Wednesday.
'Marco's on Piedmont' and '1492' are two possible names for the revamped bar.