1. Gild Hall
The first stylish thing to fall into the South Street Seaport and Financial District orbit since ... uh, ever?
We say: Yes, but it took for-e-ver to open. And the restaurant is kind of weirdly bromantic, isn't it?
Upstairs, it's a loft of your own, crisply appointed with knockout views.
We say: We like it -- yes. But it's been open for a year and a half now! Trendy for sure, but not a newcomer, really.
Ian Schrager's remodel trips out on tapestries and velvet, with leather-topped desks for better sex.
We say: Totally agreed, but it opened in 2006. Two years is an eternity in NYC time, isn't it?
The mayor of Tribeca finally gets "hotelier" on his résumé.
We say: Well, HC and the Greenwich have a little bit of a history. Moving on.
5. 6 Columbus
Another address-monikered ultra-swank boutique property from the boys behind 60 Thompson.
We say: While we love us some Six Columbus, Thompson LES is the real knockout newcomer in the Thompson family.
Now that we've had our say, what do you think? Are we totally wrong? Who are the five best newbies on the NYC hotel scene? Chime in!