There is no doubt that Roberto Santiago has established massive business interests in the sate of Paraiba, and in particular Joao Pessoa City. He was born on July 16, 1958, in Joao Pessoa. Roberto has invested heavily in the shopping mall industry in the state Paraiba. In 1987, he began the construction of one of the most recognized malls in Joao Pessoa, Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping, which is considered as the crown jewel of the city. It was completed and launched in 1989. Since then, the mall has recorded massive growth and expansion, leading to numerous additions and redevelopment projects as a way of enhancing complete customer satisfaction.
Entertainment, Fun and Leisure
Roberto Santiago designed the Manaira Shopping as a haven for fun and entertainment. The mall has diverse options of entertainment for all customers searching for comfort, fun and tranquility whenever they visit the city. Manaira Shopping has vast space reserved for bowling alleys, movie theaters, electronic amusement park, gaming zone, kids’ zone and ballroom.
Variety of Entertainment Venues at Manaira Shopping
Manaira Shopping is recognized as a pioneer of the electronic amusement park in the city. This venue is called the Game Station, and contains more than 200 gaming machines. The mall has a fully electronic bowling space. Another great highlight of the mall is cinema venues. There are eleven fully equipped cinema halls, having modern and advanced devices for clear and quality movie experience. Other additional features in these cinema halls are 3D and VIP venues as well as the stadium-like arrangement. The venue also has a bar service to offer drinks, candy and pop corns based on individual preferences of movie lovers. There are gyms and fitness centers for those who love working out to keep their bodies healthy.
Roberto Santiago designed Manaira Shopping in a similar way world-class shopping centers are constructed in other parts of Brazil. There are banks to cater for the needs of those operating various stores, and also for the customers. In addition, there is a university to offer higher learning to residents of the wider Paraiba state. The Gourmet Space is another amazing avenue at Manaira Shopping that provides moment of tranquility to individuals and their families. This venue serves customers mouth water dishes. Also, there is a food court at the mall serving diverse tastes to both local and foreign visitors.
The Domus Hall was launched in 2009, after the mall underwent a major renovation. It is used for various purposes including live concerts, wedding, graduation, conferences and others. The main purpose of Domus Hall is to attract both local and international artists for live performance. It has the mezzanine floor and ground floor. The entire hall can hold nearly 10,000 fans, some seated while others standing.