Roberto Santiago is a renowned Brazilian businessman. He is the owner of two famous malls namely Manaira shopping mall and Mangabeira shopping mall. Born on July 16, 1958, Roberto began his career in script writing. He had so much passion for blogging that made his writing career grow tremendously. His articles focused on the successes and challenges of life. Later on, he became interested in film production and directing. Roberto holds a business administration degree from University Centre, Joao Pessoa. He is also an active investor in the field of entertainment and real estate.
Santiago ventured into businesses when still in college. With little money, he put up a café at Café Santa Rosa that gave him good returns. Roberto saved and invested in cardboard manufacturing company. With continuous success in his investment in the company, he continued accumulating funds until he bought land in Joao Pessoa where he built Manaira. His success in business has been possible because of his saving habit.
Manaira is the largest mall in the state of Paraiba, Brazil. It covers more than 135,000 square meters with an ample parking space for 3,180 vehicles. The mall was established in 1989 and has continued to be one of the most preferred malls up to date. Manaira, whose standards are international boasts of features such as themed restaurants, children’s zone, banquet hall, spas, 11 movie theatres and game zones. It is a host to many promotional events and shows that keep visitors regularly entertained. Three of the mall’s movie theatres have the 3D technology. Its food court is served with several restaurants which offer both local and international cuisines. Capital Steak House is one of the restaurants in Manaira whose reputation is high among tourists and locals.
Manaira has a banquet hall known as the Domus Hall. It is positioned on the terrace of the mall and serves as a multipurpose auditorium. It is large enough to accommodate 8,000 people. Domus Hall has modern technological equipment and amenities that can be used for parties, business summits, concerts, conferences, musical events, and seminars. The mall also offers the lovers of bowling games with a bowling alley. Other than motocross, bowling is also one of Roberto’s hobbies. In addition to entertainment, the mall has a variety of stores that favor all classes of people. There are several sports gear shops, boutiques, books stores, cosmetics, furniture stores among many other stores. Manaira is also home to an institution of higher learning, the College Higher Education of Paraiba. Above all, the mall has a reliable customer service department that acts on visitors’ feedback. Established in 2013, Mangabeira is also located in the city of Joao Pessoa. Together with Maniara, the two malls have shaped the economic life of the town in a great way.