Robert Santiago is commonly known as Brazil’s Mall Tycoon and is one of the top most successful entrepreneurs in Brazil. He was born and raised in Joao Pessoa City in July 1958. He is a business administration graduate of the University Centre of Joao Pessoa. In 1987, Roberto bought an empty piece of land close to the city center. On this plot, he built the Manaira Mall that began operating in 1989. It has grown to become the largest mall in Brazil. The mall has greatly changed the lives of those who live in its vicinity.
Manaira Shopping Mall has transformed Joao Pessoa completely. It has become one of the frequently visited chill spots. The mall enjoys a good flow of people, both local and international tourists. It provides almost if not all products and services under one roof. The mall is well equipped with facilities that attract thousands of people. It has cinema halls, concert halls, gaming zones, food services, shopping centers, banking halls, wellness and fitness centers and an educational institute.
One of the major attractions in Manaira Mall is the Domus Hall. Roberto Santiago’s decision to build the hall on the rooftop was a well-thought idea. The lounge is spacious and started operating in 2009. Since then, hundreds of event planners have rented the facility for their events. The building has hosted musical concerts, shows, conferences, fairs, wedding receptions and graduation parties. The facility has a big accommodation for both standing and seated events. It can accommodate 10,000 standing guests and 4,000 seated people respectively. The air-conditioning is efficient, and it is made to be sound proof. The sound equipment fitted in the Domus Hall is modern. Roberto designed the concert in a way that gives people privacy. It is subdivided into cabins. The Hall has hosted international artists’ concerts thanks to its reputation and proximity to Joao Pessoa.
Entertainment is paramount to Manaira Mall. Roberto Santiago, therefore, strategically placed entertainment areas in the mall. One of the other fascinating entertainment facilities in this hall is the world-class cinema complex. Manaira caters for family bonding time as it has a gaming area with the likes of bowling where family members can engage in games.
Roberto Santiago’s Manaira also has numerous shops. It thus provides a variety for the shoppers to choose from. Foods have not been left out at all. There is a gourmet section that serves international cuisines in the mall. Manaira Mall thus takes care of almost everybody’s needs. Roberto Santiago thanks the locals for their continued support to his investment. He believes that without them, his recent success would not have been realized.