Even though the Brazilian economy is going through turmoil in the recent years, there is one industry that did not seem to be bothered by the slowdown. It is none other than the shopping malls in the country as the segment showcased nearly 6.5% in the year 2015, contrary to the slowdown expectation. The trend is visible across the country, and it is highest in Paraíba considering the travelers and growing expectations of the citizens of the state. People who are doubted about the growth of shopping mall industry should see the growing revenue and expansion plans of Manaira Shopping, the biggest shopping mall in the state.
The shopping mall founded by Brazilian entrepreneur Roberto Santiago has not stopped anywhere since it opened in the year 1989. It has gone through a minimum five major facility expansion plans in the later years with many minor developments. Santiago was analytical about the growing visitors to the shopping mall, and he thought of engaging the people with the latest trends in shopping, entertainment, services, dining, and more. The shopping mall now covers a total built-up area of 135,000 square meters and provides parking for over 3,000 vehicles. The footfall into the shopping mall goes up year after year, and latest information suggests nearly 20 million people visit the mall in a year. Santiago’s strategies and visions helped the shopping mall to become the hottest shopping destination in the state.
The shopping mall offers excellent recreational, shopping, and dining options for all the visitors. It contains more than 200 fashion outlets from all the major national and international brands. It also has excellent dining choices with both exotic and native food choices including a large food court. The shopping mall also hosts all the major fast food networks in the world, and Santiago is specific about adding new tastes to the mall. With decades of investments, he converted the mall into an ideal place for both young individuals and families for hangouts. While the shopping industry has displayed excellent growth, the tremendous footfall of Manaira Shopping is contributed by the visionary leadership of Roberto Santiago.
When it comes to entertainment, Manaira Shopping provides multiplex theaters, game stations, play area, and more. The Cinépolis multiplex has 11 screens with two of them are 3D-enabled. Interestingly, the screens offer highest movie-watching experience with state-of-the-art projection technology, VIP rooms, interactive Stadium System of seating, and more. The shopping mall also contains over 200 gaming machines, and that is engaging and entertaining the needs of all the ages. For the fitness freaks, the shopping mall offers a gymnasium with all the major equipment and highly trained staff. It also has an entertainment hall called Domus Hall with a capacity of 8,000 people – an ideal location for art exhibitions, fairs, receptions, and more.
Rainbow34 November 30, 2017