Brazilian businessman Roberto Santiago is one of the most highly esteemed entrepreneurs in the country. His highest achievement is the Manaira Shopping Mall which was erected in 1989 in Roberto Santiago’s hometown Jaoa Pessoa.
Roberto Santiago was born in 1958 and went to Pio X – Marist College after which Roberto Santiago graduated in Business administration from the University Center of Joao Pessoa. Roberto Santiago worked in the business sector for about ten years before he could establish his own business with the start of Manaira Shopping. His goal was to create a place for entertainment for people of Joao Pessoa to enjoy.
TheMnaira Shopping was dubbed center of modern entertainment from the start, and it has been maintaining that reputation ever since. Currently, the mall is more than 200 stores, a vast food court and gourmet area, a gaming area, a gym and a few pools, financial facilities, a college, several cinemas some of which for 3D, a theatre, and its very own rooftop concert hall.
The Manaira Shopping needed an expansion a dozen times over the years so one could say it was an ongoing project. The latest increase was earlier in 2017, and it was of the garage area which already had six floors, to begin with. The constant growth of the number of visitors prompted the expansions of the food court, the parking lot, the garage, as well as the addition of more brands including global luxury names.
Of the most prized expansion of the Manaira Shopping Mall was inaugurated in 2009 as a way to celebrate the birthday of the Manaira Shopping. On the rooftop of the building was established an open concert hall which can accommodate about 10 000 standing people and 4 000 seated. The stage is called Domus Hall, and it as turned into a big attracting only adding to the keen interest of the Manaira Shopping Mall. The Domus Hall is frequented by performers from Brazil and other countries as well. It has had some of the most popular Brazilian performers sing and dance on the stage.
The Domus Hall has a structure of two levels. It is soundproof as well as air-conditioned. The sound equipment for the stage is top notch as the goal is to maintain the Domus Hall in prime modern condition. The structure is divided into two spaces. There are cabins for smaller private parties or individual visitors while the ground floor is meant for public events with more attending people.
Although The Manaira Shopping is the most popular establishment, Roberto Santiago owns another one as well called Mangeira which was opened in 2013. In his 80s, Roberto Santiago continues to provide people with entertainment centers and is planning more projects for the future years to come.