Roberto Santiago Helps You To Shop (And Play) Big In A Big Country

When one thinks of Brazil, one thinks of festivals. Or soccer teams. Or teeming rainforests. Or gorgeous beaches. Or perhaps one of the world’s largest and most famous rivers. But shopping malls, admittedly are not on most people’s “Brazilian Must See And Do Lists”. But that’s probably because they’re not aware of the Roberto Santiago Manaria Shopping Mall.

This shopping complex is located in Joao Pessoa, a community already noted for its great food, beaches, nightlife, and stunning scenery. And while it has always boasted a variety of shopping opportunities, locals and tourists alike had commented in the past about the lack of calm, relaxed shopping opportunities for families. However, Santiago heard them.

Roberto Santiago was already well known in the area as an established businessman and creative entrepreneur. But the Manaria Shopping Mall would be his biggest project yet. It wouldn’t just offer shoppers hundreds of opportunities for dining and purchasing, but for entertainment as well, ranging from watching a movie to an evening of dancing. Entertainment venues here include a “cinema hall” with a dozen state-of-the-art theaters, a bowling alley, large electronic game arcades, a fitness center, nightclubs, and the rooftop Domus Hall concert area which has a seating capacity of 4,000 and can accommodate 10,000 standing patrons.

There are a variety of dining options at the Manaria Shopping Mall, including an area reserved for gourmet dining (the complex is especially noted for its Capital Steakhouse), in addition to a more traditional food court. Shopping opportunities here are of the high-end variety, and shops include brands by Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Benetton, and Lacone, as well as local shops like Animale. The shopping complex has won both industry and consumer praise for the quality and variety of goods that it carries, ease of navigating the complex, and customer service within it.

Born in 1958, Santiago is a lifelong Joao Pessoa resident, who attended school here as an undergraduate at Marist Pius X College, then received a business administration degree from the University Center of Joao Pessoa. Santiago first caught the public’s attention as an award winning go-cart and motocross rider. He then worked in a variety of businesses in the Joao Pessoa area, with his most notable endeavor coming in the form of a business that produced functional and decorative cartons. In the 1980s, he decided to create a shopping experience in a part of the city that was then largely residential. Since its inception, the mall has undergone five expansions and has attracted a great deal of adjacent business, in the form of hotels, shops, and dining establishments, creating an area that locals refer to as “the shopping city”. Government officials credit the complex with boosting the visibility of and economic prosperity of Joao Pessoa, not a bad end to an experiment in safer, friendlier shopping for all who come here.

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Living the American Dream: Danilo Diaz Granados Throws a Lavish Party in Miami

Danilo Diaz Granados recently held an exquisite party in Miami. Hand-picked guests graced the one-of-a-kind event. These high-net-worth visitors got treated to an auspicious feat reserved for kings and queens. The package came complete with helicopter rides, vintage wines, and complimentary Dom Perignon bottles. There were sunset boat rides and a visit to the race tracks to top it all.

The founder of the TOYS FOR BOYS did not hold back at spoiling the attendants with a royal-like experience. After the occasion, he was quoted saying that his only desire was to give the guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

The day started off with the hand-picked invitees being treated to a sumptuous breakfast at Dame Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum Sales Center in the heart of Miami. Asides the mouth-watering treats and delights, the chosen few were also accorded a private viewing of the highly-talked-about uptown building premises located in the Biscayne area.

From The Chopper to the Lobsters

Soon after, the party moved to Palm Beach Race Track. Here, the men took turns to drive the race cars around the track, Granados included. After the thrills and spins of the race track, the entourage moved to the River Yacht Club situated on the pristine Miami River. Upon arrival, by air, they had lunch accompanied by loads of the finest Dom Perignon. This event was sponsored in part by Dom Perignon and Air Commander Aerospace. Other notable sponsors who contributed towards making that event a success were One Thousand Museum, Gryphon Racing, and Van Dutch Americas.

About Danilo Diaz-Granados

Danilo attended Babson College in Massachusetts. The visionary investor studied for a degree in Entrepreneurship and Economics. Soon after, he became an investment adviser and strategists working with various companies in the Miami area.

Today, he sits on the board of Fireman Capital Partners as an Associate in charge of equity investments. The flamboyant business person owns two businesses: Toys for Boys and Edge of Glory Films. Danilo is active on social media. He regularly posts and engages his fans and followers on the social media scene. Check out his Twitter, Facebook page or Instagram to keep up with him.  Danilo also gets a lot of press for his accomplishments, detailing just what makes him such an asset to the Miami economy.