Guilherme Paulus Succeeds in the Tourism Industry
It is not every day that an entrepreneur invests all his money into a business and runs the risk of losing it all. Guilherme Paulus spent $600 million of his own money to establish hotels across Brazil. Because of this, he was awarded 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year. He was also featured on Isto É Dinheiro’s Magazine cover. The hotels have a staff of approximately two thousand Brazilians. Visit the website abramark.com to learn more about Guilherme Paulus.
Guilherme Paulus is a native of São Paulo born in 1949. He went to college to study business administration then worked at IBM. Guilherme has worked in the tourism industry for about half a century. He has been part of the National Tourism Council as a member for 15 years. In 2006, he purchased a small airline called Webjet. He grew the company to the third largest Brazilian airline. Afterward, he sold it in 2011 to Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (GOL). Watch Guilherme at Videos.Band.
When Guilherme Paulus was 24 years old, he partnered with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari and opened CVC. He used the knowledge and skills he acquired in school to create travel packages that attracted clients and propelled CVC to becoming a household name in Brazil and other countries. Guilherme then acquired assistance from a global investment fund to increase the company’s success. In 2013 it became a public company and started trading its shares on the stock exchange. Currently, CVC gains about $5.2 billion annually as its profits continue to increase. CVC travel agencies can be found in about 400 shopping malls, and Paulus plans to open agencies all over Latin America.
GJP Hotels & Resorts
Guilherme Paulus sold CVC for about $750 million and began a network of hotels in 2005 by the name GJP Hotels & Resorts. As the Chairman, it grew from a small business to one of the largest hotel chains in the country with about 14 resorts and hotels. The chain includes five-star Wish group, four-star Prodigy group, and three-star Linx group. The resort also offers a private condominium. Recently the Wish Foz do Iguaçu received the “best golf hotel” award.