Roberto Santiago is one of the most acknowledged entrepreneurs in Brazil. Santiago came into the lime-light when he established Manaira Shopping Mall. This is one of the largest shopping malls in Brazil. Here is a recap on Santiago’s road to fame and what you should expect from one of his biggest achievements, the Manaira Shopping Complex.
How Did Santiago Start Out?
Santiago did not always have it easy. The 58 year old attended the “University Center of Joao Pessoa” to pursue a degree in Business Administration. While in school, Santiago was known for other things apart from his excellent performance in class. Santiago loved writing and his passion led him to establish a blog that covered the events of his home country. He posted informative articles in his blog and attained a good reputation among his fellow country-men. Santiago is also knowledgeable in production. However, his business acumen was trigged when he decided to establish a cartonage firm. The company was involved in designing and manufacturing cardboard folding cartons. Santiago had scanned the market and established that these cartons were in high demand. This is how he succeeded in turning the cartonage firm into a profitable venture. After realizing he was good at managing businesses, Santiago was curious enough to try his luck in a more risky venture. It is at this point that he decided to move to real estate. He managed to acquire a plot in Joao Pessoa where he established the Manaira Shopping Mall in 1989.
About Manaira Shopping Mall
Located in Paraiba Brazil, The Manaira Shopping Mall is one of the most frequented shopping complexes in Brazil. The Mall offers a variety of goods and services all under a single roof. You can expect to find art, food, clothes, and other general items.
Apart from domestic utilities, the mall boasts of having many entertainment and leisure activity venues. You can expect to find bowling alleys, gardens, bars, and restaurants at this shopping center. Furthermore, the plaza also has banking institutions and colleges. For the movie aficionados, the Manaira houses 11 movie theatres that offer award winning current and classic movie entertainment. Movie fans also have the luxury of watching movies in 3D. The joint also has eating out joints and bar services where people are able to indulge in snacks and drinks.
The Domus Hall is another excellent feature of the Manaira shopping mall. This is where entertainment at the mall reaches its peak. The hall can hold up to 8,000 people. The Domus Hall is strategically placed to host cultural festivals, live concerts, and art exhibitions. If you are in to tourism, or are a foreigner, this is one place you should visit to spruce up your Brazilian knowledge of art and culture.