Guilherme Paulus is a recognized entrepreneur in Brazil. He has made a substantial involvement in the tourism sector in the past years and was listed as one of Brazil’s billionaires.
He co-founded GJP Hotels & Resorts and CVC Brazil together with a politician who worked with him for four years and then left the business. Guilherme Paulus was left in complete control of the business that has expanded to be one of the biggest tour operating companies in Latin America. He joined the professional life as an intern at IBM and grew professionally to be one of the top entrepreneurs in Brazil with successful companies.
Guilherme Paulus established his first ever hotel in 1995, and it led him to develop twenty more that are located in almost all the big cities across the country and providing employment opportunities to close to 5,000 people. In 2009, 63.3 percent of CVC was acquired by a private equity company at a tune of $420 million. The company’s hotels and Resorts hosted a lot of visitors who were in Brazil during the 2014 world cup. The idea of opening the company came from Carlos Vicente Cerchiari who was serving as a State Deputy. The idea was great, but Guilherme Paulus had no capital for the business, so he was tasked with obtaining the information on the ground and later running the company after it is established.
The first hotel was constructed in a location that had a lot of traffic and flow of people. Carlos Vicente financed the project, and the site was considered the best because it was in a position that can be seen by many who pass around as they go about their daily business. The company was managed by Guilherme Paulus who describes technology as the modern trend that attracts his attention. He has established a successful business, and he has a dream of making golf a popular sport among the great football fans in Brazil. The entrepreneur also intends to lure his countrymen to visit his boutique and hotels where they will have a lifetime experience within their country.