Roberto Santiago is one of the legendary entrepreneurs in Brazil. He was born on July 16, 1958, in Joao Pessoa. He went to school at Pio X-Marist College and later attended the University Center of Joao Pessoa where he did his undergraduate in Business Administration. Roberto Santiago is the owner of a top modern shopping mall dubbed Manaira based in Joao Pessoa. Santiago purchased the land on which the Manaira shopping mall is in 1987 and developed it for two years until the mall was ready and was launched in 1989. The Manaira shopping mall comprises of a theater, rooftop concert hall, gaming area, food court, several shopping stores, a college, financial institutions, and a gym. Read more on

Inside the mall is the Domus Hall situated at the mall’s rooftop and was opened in 2009. The Domus Hall has sufficient space to host musical concerts, conferences, exhibits, weddings, graduation ceremonies, and fairs. It can accommodate approximately 10,000 standing and 4,000 seated individuals. The Domus Hall is soundproof and air-conditioned. In addition, it is equipped with the best sound equipment. It has a two-story structure that is subdivided into individual cabins for people who require privacy and the ground floor is for bigger public events. The Domus Hall has attracted performances from not only Brazilian artists but also from international artists that may otherwise not have visited Brazil.

There are countless entertainment options at Manaira shopping mall including a movie theater that features the most recent movies. It also has a gaming area with a bowling alley. The food court at the mall has undergone several renovations on 2008, 2012, and 2014 to offer more eating stores with different budgets for all. For this reason, the restaurants range from fast food to high-end dining places like Espaco Gourmet, Waynes, and Capital Steakhouse.

The shopping experience at Santiago’s mall favors individuals from all walks of life. It has furniture stores, sports gear, book store, clothing stores, jewelry, and cosmetics among other things. The mall also houses the College Higher Education of Paraiba; hence, there are many students and faculty members around the mall.

Roberto Santiago owns another modern shopping mall known as Mangeira apart from Manaira. The Mangeira was developed in 2013. The two shopping malls, Manaira and Mangeira, have increased the economic and social aspects of the city of Joao Pessoa. As a result, many corporations have relocated their businesses to the city thereby giving the residents endless options.

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