The economy of the city of Joao Pessoa has grown rapidly in recent years because of major investment projects and businesses coming up in the area. It is the home of Manaira Shopping and Mangeira Shopping, which are owned by a Brazilian business guru, Roberto Santiago. Manaira Shopping was launched close to 30 years ago, while Mangeira Shopping was launched few years ago. Roberto Santiago has designed his malls such that leisure, fun, entertainment and amazing shopping experience are all found under the same location.
Facilities Found at Manaira Shopping
The mall offers a vast range of facilities including hundreds of shopping stores, food courts, gym, movie theaters, gaming area, banking and a university. In 2009, the mall was redeveloped and a new structure was added to cater for the entertainment needs of the customers. It is known as the Domus Hall. It has adequate space to accommodate up to 10,000 fans. It is a two floor structure; the mezzanine floor for private events, and the ground floor for public events. The Domus Hall can be hired during various occasions like wedding, graduation, family gatherings, conferences and corporate events. Live concerts are also held at this venue. Domus Hall is installed with modern sound equipment as well as soundproof devices.
The cinema hall is another facility at Manaira Shopping. There are eleven rooms with 3D and VIP sections. It is the place where latest movies are watched. For amazing and clear viewing, seats are arranged in a stadium-like pattern. Bar services are also offered at the movie theaters. Restaurants at Manaira Shopping serve a variety of meals and drinks, both local and international. Roberto Santiago has redeveloped this section three times in order to continue serving the growing needs of customers. There is a gourmet space where families can enjoy memorable moments while eating tasty and delicious dishes. Other entertainment venues at Manaira Shopping are bowling alley, kids’ zone and electronic amusement park. Besides fun and entertainment venues, Manaira has numerous stores dealing in items such as clothing, furniture, appliances, electronics, jewelry and sports apparel.
Roberto Santiago’s Personal Profile
Roberto Santiago is one of the most prominent investors in the city of Joao Pessoa, Paraiba. He began his career at Café Santa Rosa and later invested in a carton manufacturing firm. Using his entrepreneurial skills, he was able to develop one of the most successful business ventures in the state of Paraiba. Today, other shopping malls have been developed in Joao Pessoa, thanks to Roberto’s entrepreneurial skills. Roberto received his education at Marist College and proceeded to join University Center of Joao Pessoa. He graduated with a Business Administration degree. He is a sportsperson, and has won several motocross championships.