Copa Star Is One Of The Only Modernized Hospitals In Rio

After three years of construction, the Copa Star hospital is finally open in Rio de Janeiro. This luxury hospital is located in Copacabana in the bustling street of Figueiredo Magalhães. It is also conveniently within view of the world famous beach. In total, the structure was over 21,000 square meters of construction within 7 floors. If a random person on the street saw this hospital, they would probably think that it was a five star hotel. The entire hospital was designed for upper class Brazilians recover from their illnesses in peace and luxury.

One of the most unique things about this new hospital is that it is completely connected by an internal network. Doctors, nurses, patients and visitors my use their smartphones to connect to the central grid. Patients may use their smartphone to communicate with their doctors and nurses. There are also iPads provided to patients that do not have a device to use. They may also adjust the air conditioning, bed settings, television and more using the central control.

Prior to the construction of the hospital, patients would travel to Sao Paulo in order to received more modernized care. This was a massive project that required over 400 million Reales, which is around $128 million, was invested into the hospital. More Copa Star hospitals are in the works for other major cities in Brazil. Brasilia and Sao Paulo already have projects that have been started.

The interior of the hospital is decorated with high class modern art. 231 of the paintings withing the hospital are by the Japanese painter Yutaka. These oriental paintings are placed throughout all the corridors of Copa Star. The hospital is also painted using woody and citric tones, to give it a natural feel to it. The lighting is very limited so that it is not so straining like the harsh lighting of typical hospitals. View the design at RafArquitetura.Com

The accommodations of the hospital were designed to be just like five star hotels. The staff were also trained to act just as if they were servants in such a quality hotel. The patients will also be served world-class cuisine by the Swiss chef Steve Moreillon. The staff are made to be very understanding that complete comfort will aid the patient in their speedy recovery. There will be over 550 employees within the complex and this number includes the doctors.

The training of the support staff is very thorough and complex for a hospital. They ran two month intensive training boot camps to prepare the staff for emergencies. They had stretchers and dolls in order to act out many scenarios of emergency situations. They also are given strict guidelines on what types of clothes to wear, hairstyles to use and types of makeup that are permitted.

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Roberto Santiago Contributing to Brazil’s Economy Through The Manaira Mall

When Roberto Santiago started working at Café Santa Rosa, no one would have thought that he would come to own some of the most successful businesses in Brazil. But, he always had a keen eye for business. Therefore, when he left this décor manufacturing company, he began his own cartonage company. His start was low. He would use cardboards and transform those into cartons. Then, he would sell the same to companies. He made some money and soon began investing in real estate.

Roberto Santiago started buying land and developing it and that is how the Manaira Shopping Mall came to be. He started building the Manaira mall in the year 1988. The mall was later launched in the year 1989. At the time, the mall was built on 12,000 square meter and had only 94 stores. But, with time, the mall started to expand. Read more articles on

In the year 1993, the first expansion of the company happened. This expansion was overseen by Maria and Carmen Raquel, who signed the architectural work. Three years later, there was a second expansion. This expansion saw the opening of two extension offices including Lojas Riachuelo and Lojas Maia.

With the 2002 expansion saw the extension of four more anchor stores and that did not stop there. In the year 2004, more floors were added to the garage building. The building that had only 4 floors, initially, was now a 6 floor building. The year 2005 was a big year for the mall. It saw the construction of more anchor stores. In addition, the more area was constructed, totaling to over 100,000 square meter constructed area. 2009 was also a great year as it marked the opening of Domus Hall. View more on Polemica Paraiba

The Domus Hall is the largest entertainment area in Joao Pessoa. When at full capacity, this hall can accommodate up to 14,000 people, that is, if 4,000 are seated and the rest standing. The Domus Hall is the epitome of entertainment for this mall. It is located on the rooftop of the building ad is mostly used to hold exhibitions, festivals, concerts and conferences.

The Gourmet was opened in the year 2014. This is where most people come to relax and have delicious cuisines. The Capital Steak House is located in this area. For those who enjoy their burgers and steak, you will without doubt love it at the Gourmet area. If not interested in steak, you can eat at Wayne’s.

Since the opening of the Manaira mall, Joao Pessoa has never been the same. The mall has created employment to hundreds of natives. Also, it has boosted the economy of the area by leading to an appraisal in the land surrounding it.

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Alexandre Gama

Alexandre Gama is an entrepreneur who is based out of Rio de Janiero, Brazil. He earned his degree in Advertising and Communications from the prestigious Armando Alvares Pentad Foundation. He is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Neogama, a successful advertising firm in Brazil. He founded Neogama in 1999.

His advertising career began in 1982 while working for Standard Ogilvy & Mather. He was a copywriter and created written content for the firm. He became a copywriter and a creative director for the company DM9 in 1990. He became the most recognized copywriter in Brazil while working for this company. He was a shareholder and the Executive Creative Director for Almap BBDO as well as, the CEO of Young & Rubicam in 1996.

Mr. Gama is a pioneer and a trailblazer is the advertizing and communications industry.

He was the first Brazilian business executive to lead a global network of advertising an communication agencies. He was Global Chief Creative Officer of BBH, an agency based in Britain. He is an active member of the Publicis Groupe Global Creative Board.