Italian soccer legends Maldini, Vieri to launch Tribeca hotel

No permits filed, but Hudson Square Hotel teaser site reveals plans for 50 to 60 rooms

From left: Paolo Maldini, Hudson Square Hotel rendering and Christian Vieri
From left: Paolo Maldini, Hudson Square Hotel rendering and Christian Vieri

A pair of retired Italian soccer stars reportedly have plans to develop a hotel at the corner of Hudson and Canal streets.

The Tribeca Citizen unearthed a website for a project dubbed the Hudson Square Hotel, to be developed by Rafi Gibly and ex-footballers Paolo Maldini and Christian Vieri. Plans have not been filed with the Department of Buildings, but the website indicates the 30,000-square-foot hotel would have 50 to 60 rooms.

A construction fence is up at the site, the permit for which lists Gibly and Hudson Square Hotel LLC as the owner, according to the Tribeca Citizen.

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Facilities at the proposed hotel would include a ground-level restaurant, second-floor bar and rooftop pool and event space.

Maldini and Vieri, who spent most of their careers in Italy, played for one season together at A.C. Milan. [Tribeca Citizen] and [Curbed]Tom DiChristopher