Roberto Santiago is an influential businessman from Paraiba in Brazil who excels in the mall business. He is the founder of one of the largest mall in Brazil that he opened in 1989. The mall which is known as Manaira Shopping Mall is located in Paraiba along the north coast of Joao Pessoa. Roberto Santiago went to Pio X Marist College before enrolling at the University Center of Joao Pessoa for a degree in Business Administration. His first business was a cartonnage company which involved the manufacturing of cardboard in making cartons for his clients.
About the Manaira Shopping Mall Amenities
Roberto Santiago managed to save from his cartonnage business to acquire a piece of land at the region of Paraiba. Moreover, he started the construction of the Manaira Shopping Mall in 1987 which was completed in 1989. Over the years the mall has grown popular and has undergone several major expansion phases to fit the international standards. The mall has 11 movie theatres which are equipped with the latest technology systems besides having a VIP room. It also has a gaming area, food court with several restaurants, a college, and banks.
Further, one of its significant features is the concert room which is known as the Domus Hall that was established in 2009. The hall is located on the rooftop of the building, and it occupies two floors. It is popularly known in the region as it has hosted a number of events by celebrity artists from both Brazil and the international community. The second floor is built with private cabins and has changing rooms and music to entertain guests. Again, its capacity fits 10,000 people when standing and 4,000 people when seated. Additionally, the hall does not only host events but can also be hired for events such as weddings or private events among others.
Roberto Santiago’s plan for the mall was to offer facilities that satisfy the whole family where they comprise of adult and children’s activities. The game sections and open restaurants are part of the recreational places where the families can spend their leisure time. He also incorporated space designated for a diverse range of activities where even corporates can exhibit their businesses or participate in various projects. Manaira shopping mall has over 300 stores and a car parking space of over 3000 vehicles while the floor space covers 75,000 square meters.
Roberto Santiago’s other Business Engagements
Robert Santiago also owns another shopping mall that was launched in November 2014. The mall which is known as the Mangabeira Shopping Mall is currently the biggest in the region of Joao Pessoa. It further has a modern architecture with an area space of 53,000 square meters, 212 shops, and a parking lot capacity of over 3000 cars. Besides, just like Manaira Shopping Mall the Mangabeira Mall also harbors leisure amenities for adults and children. In addition, Roberto Santiago wears many hats whereby apart from being a successful businessman he is a sportsman as well and has even won some trophies in various championships.