In case you have traveled to Brazil chances are you have stayed in a hotel or resort owned by GJP. They have different hotel ratings ranging from three stars to five stars and a premium line. This exemplary chain of hotels has been vital in the growth of tourism in Brazil.
Guilherme Paulus co-founded CVC Corp in 1972 when he was only 24 years old. At first Guilherme wanted to pursue medicine but unfortunately, he lacked the finances so he joined IBM for an internship. After a while, he left and became an airfare salesman. During this time is when he met his co-founder and together they started CVC Corp and he continues to chair it till to date.
CVC Corp is one of the most significant hotel and tours company both in Brazil and Latin America. In 2005, he launched GJP Hotels and Resorts. GJP oversees about 20 resorts and hotels located in different states of Brazil. Presently, GJP is developing is constructing and maintaining hotels near Brazil airports. In 2009,63.6% shares of CVC were purchased by a global private equity company by the name of Carlyle Group. The purchase, worth about $420 million, increased the net worth of Guilherme Paulus to $1.1 billion which propelled him into the Forbes list of billionaires.
GJP Hotels and Resorts
Guilherme Paulus owns 25% of GJP Hotels and Resorts. It boasts of hiring about 2000 employees every year. It has four flags which include a five-star called Wish, a four-star called Prodigy, Linx a three-star and a premium line by the name Saint Andrews found in Gramado and bears the Relais & Châteaux label. The company also took control of Marulhos Suítes Resort found in Porto de Galinhas. Notably, Wish Foz do Iguaça received an award for being the best golf hotel in Brazil by the World Golf Awards 2017.
Guilherme Paulus has dedicated his life to his company. This is why he declined the offer to take over the tourism ministry by the government; he preferred to benefit the nation through providing employment and developing tourism. he was appointed by the president of Brazil as a member of the of the Board for National Tourism. Not only that but he is also a member of the GJP FIP board.