Guilherme Paulus is undeniably an entrepreneur who has greatly contributed to Brazil’s tourism division. It all began in 1972, when he partnered with a Brazilian politician to open a company called CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens. The company was started with various motives which included majoring in offering clients in Brazil airline travel services, ship cruising, resort and hotel stays planning, scheduling and organizing. Four years later, the politician left, leaving the entire leadership of the company to Guilherme Paulus. View Guilherme Paulus’ profile at Linkedin
The 68-year old business man took Brazil by storm when he expanded his operations. Not only did he manage to run the company on his own, but later in 2005, he established the GJP Hotels and Resorts Company. The company is currently striking a deal of establishing and maintaining hotels around airports in Brazil. He is the current president of the GJP Group, a vital hotel chain with four categories. First, the Wish (five stars), which won the award for best golf hotel in Brazil, in a competition initiated by the World Golf Awards, 2017. There is also Prodigy (four stars) and Linx (three stars), which are also major hotel destinations, for visitors and residents in Brazil. Saint Andrews (premium line) is the last one and is located in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul.
Guilherme Paulus has received many awards, from different companies, due to his good business ethic and hard work. The Agencies and Operators Magazine elected him as the entrepreneur of the year 2017, for actions he took to promote tourism in Brazil. Besides that, his contribution to the Brazilian tourism sector has also made him appear on the cover of IstoE’ Dinheiro Magazine.
His contribution to the Brazilian economy does not go unrecognized. Guilherme Paulus has employed approximately 1.9 thousand people and, invested 600 million dollars in hotels all over Brazil. Not only has this reduced the unemployment rate, but also boosted the overall GDP.
Guilherme Paulus is a business figure head that young entrepreneurs are looking up to. He represents the good business ethics an entrepreneur must possess, for success in any entrepreneurial field.