Roberto Santiago is the founder and owner of both the Manaira Shopping and the Mangeira Shopping Mall located in the heart of Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil. The astute businessman and entrepreneur was born on July 16, 1958 in Joao Pessoa. He studied at the Pio X-Marist College in Brazil and received his master’s degree, he later received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University Center of Joao Pessoa. Roberto Santiago always dreamed of buying a large plot of land so he could develop a lively place for his hometown. When the Manaira Shopping Mall his envisioned was finally finished in 1989, the economic aspects and social activities of the city of Joao Pessoa was boosted to a great extent.
It took two years for Roberto’s shopping center to be fully constructed. He believes that the shopping center must always adapt with the times to stay relevant and successful, so with that thought kept in mind, he is always open for future expansions. During the early 90s, the Manaira Shopping Mall used to have the largest jewelry base in the whole country. The Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall itself currently has a base with an area that is well over 135,000 square meters. The parking lot boasts of a space that can hold up to 3,200 vehicles.
The location of the Manaira Shopping Mall is perfect, it overlooks the beautiful Jacare Beach that is very popular for their exquisite sunsets. The mall is jam-packed all of the essential and more. It has 11 movie theaters, three innovative 3D theaters where the audience can interact with the technology, an electric bowling alley, huge kid zones, spas, salons, gardens and gaming areas. The theme of the popular food court is all about gourmet cuisines from around the world. This food court attracts thousands of tourist from all over each year, the Capital Steak House is among one of their favorites to dine at. Back in 2009, the Manaira Shopping Mall introduced a huge concert hall named the Domus Hall. This new addition was located on the rooftop and has the capacity of about 8,000 people. It has full air conditioning and it is both a favorite for local and international performance artists and musicians alike.