Brazilian hotelier and international entrepreneur Guilherme Paulus, who runs the Brazilian tour company, Cvc Brasil Operadora currently is one of the wealthiest billionaires in South America. Guilherme Paulus is often recognized as one of the most influential businessman in Brazil. He started his modest career working as an intern for IBM. Mr. Paulus currently owns GJP Hotels and Resorts.
Guilherme Paulus firm, GJP Holdings was the largest shareholder of Webjet. Webjet ranked Brazil’s number two airline. Webjet operates over 140 flights a day. Mr. Paulus took over the company in 2007. The low cost airline is based in Rio de Janeiro. Since his involvement with Webjet, they have added a new fleet of Boeing jets, also increasing its destinations. In 2011, his company decided to sell Webjet to Gol Transportes Aereos. The sale was mainly done so the money could be reinvested into his ever-growing hotel empire. Connect with Guilherme Paulus by visiting his linkedin account.
GJP Hotels and Resorts currently operate over 20 hotels and resorts. It features hotels located in, Maceió, Recife, Salvador, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The GJP brand currently employs over five-thousand people. His hotels vary from three to five stars. In the wake of the 2016 Olympics, his hotels reached a maximum occupancy.
Guilherme Paulus goal is to have 48 hotels running by the year 2020. He currently operates 12 luxury hotels. In the early 2000s, he decided to invest in luxury resorts. His Wish Resort in Foz do Iguaçu features a luscious golf course, and two critically acclaimed restaurants. It received the award for Best Golf Course. His Prodigy and Linx hotels offer people luxury at an affordable cost.
In 2006, Revista Hotels invited Guilherme Paulus to be an opening speaker, the event was attended by some of the successful businessmen in Brazil, and this is where he was able to capture listeners with his stories of how he launched his lucrative empire, which continues to grow. Since he opened his first hotel in 1995, over ninety-five thousand people have passed through its doors. His success comes from his understanding of how people want to spend a vacation. This is partly why he was awarded entrepreneur of the year in 2017.