The development of modern day shopping malls in Brazil has revolutionized the very concept of shopping, making it entertaining, memorable, and enjoyable. Entrepreneur and investor Roberto Santiago, a major investor in the Brazilian market’s shopping mall sector, is credited for much of this change. Born in 1968, Santiago is the owner of the popular Joao Pessoa’s-located Manaira Shopping mall.
Manaira Shopping is reportedly one of the largest of its kind in Paraiba. They broke ground on the now popular mall began back in 1987. Two years later, in 1989, was launched, making the consumerist dreams of numerous Brazilian shoppers a reality.
Always competitive, Santiago has garnered several trophies in motocross championships. Santiago earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Joao Pessoa. He began his career years ago at the Café Santa Rosa. He also wrote and published news and entertainment blogs.
Santiago would next open a company that made cartons. He collaborated with other businesses to also supply various packing materials. His business also expanded into the production of various decorative items. His earliest investment efforts allowed him to amass enough money to purchase the property on which the Manaira Shopping mall now stands.
Roberto Santiago had specific plans for Manaira Shopping. He wanted to make sure that the local Joao Pessoa residents, and perhaps even all of Paraiba, would have access to a wide variety of products and services. He hopes the many different services offered will help to build a strong customer base.
Manaira Shopping is now known for offering potential shoppers a wide array of comfort, entertainment, fun, and leisure. Joao Pessoa itself has long been famous for its world-class hospitality and noteworthy beaches. This is why Santiago worked to integrate both a number of different indoor activities with several outdoor leisure activities to further tempt both foreign and native clients.
The Manaira Shopping mall also features the entertainment facility named Domus Hall. Located on the mall’s roof, it can accommodate nearly 10,000 people. It was opened in 2009 to offer yet one more option to various visitors.
Veteran visitors and online experts agree that Manaira Shopping currently has one of the country’s best outdoor facilities. The center was specifically designed to cater to the entire family. The assortment of activity options available at the mall includes (but are not necessarily limited to) ballrooms, bars, bowling alleys, gymnasiums, movie halls, video game arcades, food courts, and restaurants.
Visitors at the Manaira Shopping mall can sample many different dishes, drinks and snacks at the gourmet restaurant and food courts there. Since the mall opened the eateries have been expanded more than once. The most recent expansion occurred in 2014.
Roberto Santiago continues to learn from his experience in the industry. He strives to provide people with high-quality comfort, entertainment and shopping options at Manaira Shopping. His dedication, hard work, and passion for the industry have led to his success both with the Manaira Shopping mall and with life in general.