The establishment of the Manaira Shopping mall in Joao Pessoa in significantly assisted in transforming the social and economic status of the city. The shopping center is the largest in Paraiba state, and it attracts thousands of customers every day. The founder of Manaira Shopping is a wealthy businessman who is known as Roberto Santiago. At 59 years old, Santiago has made millions of dollars for different enterprises that he has established. Manaira Shopping provides a wide array state-of-the-art amenities that make it be preferred by most residents of the city and tourists. The building has been constructed in a piece of land that covers 92,500 square meters. The business center’s premises offers a huge garden where people can relax and a parking lot that is enough for over 3,180 vehicles.
The shopping mall is secure since it is always under CCTV surveillance. It also has guards who screen every person entering the compound. Manaira Shopping has invested heavily in different types of fun and entertainment facilities. The mall has a well-equipped gaming zone, electronic amusement park, a bowling area, and movie theaters. It has installed 3D screen in its cinema halls, and customers are offered snacks and drinks. The relaxing environment of the business center has made it attractive to many people across the Paraiba state. The building is well maintained, and all its facilities are modern. Its aisles are also cleaned regularly.
Manaira Shopping houses a variety of enterprises that are important to the shoppers. They include a food court, banking institutions, a college, and approximately 280 retail stores. Internationally recognized brands such as Apple and Samsung own shops that the mall. Products that shoppers can access at Manaira Shopping include furniture, electronics, jewelry, clothes, and different home supplies. The mall’s food court features a variety of the high end and fast food cafes. Customers can, therefore, have a variety of the cuisines ranging from the burgers to six-course meals. The roof top of the building has a hall that is used for the hosting different events. It is called the Domus Hall and has been operational for the past eight years. The place can hold from 4000 to 10,000 people depending on the nature of the event. It also has a high-quality indoor sound system and air conditioners.
Roberto Santiago is a skilled entrepreneur and has grown his ventures into multi-million dollar enterprises. In 2013, the businessman established another mall in Paraiba state, and it is known as Mangeira Shopping. His business career began at Santa Rosa where he owned a small eatery. The restaurant helped Roberto Santiago raise capital that he used in starting his next business, which was a cartonnage company. The entrepreneur holds a degree in business administration.