Roberto Santiago is one of the most prominent people in Brazil. He is known as the mind behind the Manaira Shopping in the city of Joao Pessoa. The Manaira Shopping Center is the most successful project of Roberto Santiago, and this building made him a multi-millionaire. The building originated as an idea of Robert Santiago. He was born in the city of Joao Pessoa, and he wanted to create a perfect building that will soon become the symbol of the city. Roberto Santiago scouted the whole city looking for the most suitable land where he can build his mall. He found a barren piece of land in the center of the city back in 1987, and through a vision, he decided that the barren piece of land would soon become the most visited mall in the city.
Construction of Manaira shopping took two whole years. It involved the planning stage, the construction stage, and the finishing stage. In November 1989, Roberto Santiago proudly unveiled the structure that will soon become the icon of the city. The people thanked him for creating such a beautiful masterpiece, and Roberto Santiago is not aware that it would only count years before his creation would become known internationally. The Manaira Shopping center became the symbol of economic growth all throughout the city, and as time goes by, more and more facilities are being built inside the mall.
Visitors at Manaira Shopping are pointing out the abundance of entertainment areas inside the mall. They are so happy that the mall has these facilities in order to keep the local population of Joao Pessoa entertained. Manaira Shopping has an indoor Game Station, which has all of the latest games available to be played with the use of tokens. Then there is the grand cinema complex inside the mall which is equipped with the latest technology. Manaira Shopping also has a VIP room, a 3d room, and a stadium system that is fully equipped with interactive features. The mall also has the Domus Hall located on its roof deck. It has a wide space inside where performers could hold their concert. International artists visiting the city of Joao Pessoa are aware of the existence of the vast hall, and are always requesting for their concerts to be held inside. Some other events can be held inside, including personal events.
The mall is also proud of its food and restaurant section, because they are stating that the restaurants inside their mall represent different cultures. Roberto Santiago is also supporting local brands by dedicating an open space for them. Currently, Roberto Santiago is operating another mall aside from Manaira Shopping, called Mangabeira Shopping. He has plans of expanding his mall franchise all throughout Brazil, and possibly, the whole world.