The lives of the resident of Joao Pessoa has been different since 1989 when Manaira Shopping mall was established. The launching of the business center significantly improved their economic and social lives. Manaira Shopping has several facilities that have made it a conducive place where people meet to shop or hang out. It was founded by Roberto Santiago who is one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in the Paraiba state. At 59, the businessman’s has accumulated millions of dollars and is also the owner of Mangeria Shopping. The modern amenities that are offered at the mall attract thousands of shoppers and tourists from across Brazil. Manaira Shopping’s compound covers approximately 92,500 square meters. This enables it to have a garden and a parking space that can be used by over 3,180 vehicles.
Manaira Shopping’s security is always tight since it has 24/7 CCTV surveillance. All visitors who enter the mall are also screened by guards at the gate. Shoppers do not have to worry about incidents such as car break-ins at the parking lot. The trademark of the business center has been the entertainment and fun that it offers to its clients. It has made a significant investment in an electronic amusement park, a bowling space, a gaming area, and cinema halls. The mall’s state-of-the-art movie theaters have excellent 3D technology screens and have unique sitting arrangements. Customers enjoy free snack and bar services. The environment of the shopping center is very relaxing, and therefore, families and friends can meet there and have fun.
Different types of business activities are conducted at Manaira Shopping. The building accommodates enterprises such as banks, learning institutions, a food court, and about 280 shopping stores. Shoppers have access to a broad array of the products that include home supplies, jewelry, electronics, furniture, and fashion. The food court also stands out due to the variety of cuisines that it provides. It houses restaurants that range from fast food cafes to international brands such as KFC. The Domus Hall is also another great feature of Manaira Shopping. It is on the building’s roof top and has been used for hosting different types of events in the past eight years. Hall offers sufficient space of between 4000 and 10,000 depending on the kind of gig.
Roberto Santiago’s outstanding entrepreneurship skills have enabled him to build a multi-million dollar business empire. His career success has inspired many young people who wish to venture into different industries. The businessman is devoted to guiding future entrepreneurs in Joao Pessoa on how to accomplish their dreams. Santiago used to participate in motocross and kart champion races when he was still young and won many trophies. He still loves the two sports even though he can no longer race because of his old age.