The largest shopping mall in Joao Pessoa Brazil is owned and created by Mr. Roberto Santiago. The shopping mail center is known as the Manaira Shopping Center. Roberto Santiago is a well-renowned land developer, realtor, entrepreneur, and a very successful businessman.
Mr. Santiago graduated from the Marist College Plus X and the University of Joao Pessoa with degrees in business management and finance. Roberto loves his country and he does everything he can to boost its economy by creating employment opportunities for his fellow countrymen.
Mr. Santiago’s career experiences began with a job at the local Café Santa Rosa which was a popular manufacturing company. After a few years, Roberto left the manufacturing company and began his own company. His company specialized in selling cartons made from cardboard which was in high demand at that time.
In 1987, Roberto purchased a large tract of land in Joao Pessoa, which launched the Manaira Mall site. Roberto Santiago designed the Manaira Shopping Center, as well as another nearby mall (‘Mangeira’) for the citizens to enjoy and to enable them to shop in an affordable, yet upscale environment.
The Manaira Shopping Mall is a three-tier brick and mortar building filled with amazing features which are unique to this northern Brazilian community. The Manaira is a full-service visionary mall for residents of all ages.
Roberto Santiago placed shopping boutiques, chef-inspired restaurants, and bars inside the mall. He built several movie theatres with a lounge, amusement park areas for kids, bowling alleys, fully-equipped gyms, banks, and an accredited college.
The three-tiered floors of the Manaira Center features many fashionable household brands surrounded by colorful flora and architectural landscape designs that are only unique to Brazil.
On the rooftop of the Manaira Shopping Mall is a large entertainment arena called The Domus Hall. Domus Hall hosts local festivals and events with its large staging area where local performers and entertainers from around the world come to perform.
Dormus Hall can hold 10,000 standing individuals. Mr. Santiago equipped the hall with walls that are soundproofed, air conditioners, and the best in music technology systems.
The Dormus Hall stage arena brings attention to Brazil which normally would not be considered an entertainment venue to perform in.
The Manaira Shopping Mall is also adding to the Brazilian economy as a great iconic site for visitors and tourists to shop, relax, and enjoy. The Manaira Shopping Center is already experiencing millions of shoppers and diners.