You can hardly discuss the tourism industry in Brazil without mentioning Guilherme Paulus. As Brasil’s leading hotelier and renowned international entrepreneur, Guilherme Paulus runs CVC Brasil Operadora the leading tour company in the country. He is also the founder of GJP Hotels and Resorts- a hotel and resorts brand that are found all over the country.Despite his business success when it comes to the tourism industry, Guilherme Paulus did not start off as hotelier. Instead, his career began as an IBM intern. His earliest passion was in the IT sector. He worked as computer technician. However, through his numerous interactions with people from the tourism and hospitality industries, his passion shifted.
In fact, he eventually quit his job at IBM and took up a new one with a tourism and travel agency where he worked as a travels salesman. It did not take him long to build up a solid reputation in this industry.He established a lot of beneficial relationships with numerous renowned business professionals who prompted him to start his own company. Therefore, at just 24 years, Guilherme Paulus launched CVC Tour Company. Although this company started off very humbly, it has since grown to become the leading tour company in Brasil. The success of his tour company led him to set his sights on opening a hotel and resort brand- GJP Hotels and Resorts.GJP was born after Paulus decided to invest his revenues in his own company.
He decided to branch out CVC Tour Company by launching a brand of hotels and resorts where his company clients could enjoy their stay. This led to the launch of GJP Hotels and Resorts. Today, GJP Hotels and Resorts has more than 20 hotels and resorts under its brand. These hotels are scattered all over Maceio, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Salvador. This brand has over 5000 employees. It is evident that this brand is expanding and growing rapidly all thanks to Guilherme Paulus.While in college, Paulus studied Business Administration. However, his huge success as an entrepreneur and hotelier came from his unique ability to diversify his initial concept plan. After all, a great entrepreneur is one who is not confined to one concept.