Since the founding of GJP Hotels & Resorts in 1995, Guilherme Paulus has over $600 million of his wealth in transforming the hotel into Brazil’s leading chain of hotel specializing in deluxe services. His investment has paid off as the GJP Hotels & Resorts has grown into an awarding network of hotels with four brands to its name. The four different brands, Saint Andrews, Linx, Wish and Prodigy, cater to distinct needs of various markets in the hospitality industry.
As a testament to the hotel chain’s growing influence in the industry, Wish Foz do Iguaçu which is a five-star rated golf resort located in Brazil’s Foz do Iguaçu in Parana State was voted the best golf resort in the country. Under the chairmanship of Guilherme Paulus, the hotel chain has grown into a national brand with over 20 outlets and an employee base exceeding 19,000 personnel. Such successes and commitment to employment creation earned him Brazil’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Personality of the Year award in 2017.
A Serial Investor in Brazil’s Economy
Before GJP Hotels & Resorts earned him international recognitions and awards, Guilherme Paulus had already made a name for himself as one of the leading corporate leaders and entrepreneurs in Brazil. A risk-taker and bold leader, Mr. Paulus is the man behind the success of Brazil’s leading tours and travel company: CVC. Co-founding CVC in 1972 when he was just 24 years old, Guilherme Paulus guided the company to financial and operational success. As the company’s chairman, he was responsible for the company’s rapid growth into a market leader. By the time he sold his majority stake in CVC for over $750 million, it had expanded its operations throughout Brazil with hundreds of outlets and vendors in major cities across the country.
Investing in the Air Transport
Guilherme Paulus has also invested in the air transport industry with the purchase of an airline with one airplane. Within five years, Webjet had grown into a reputable airline with numerous airplanes. When he sold the airline in 2011 to GOL, Mr. Paulus had transformed it into one of the leading airlines in the country. In addition to his executive duties at his companies, he serves on the management board of Brazil’s National Tourism of Council.
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