Guilherme Paulus an international entrepreneur and hotelier who lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is credited as a pioneer in the Brazilian tour industry. When he started his first company, CVC, in 1972 there were no other firms offering travel packages to Brazilians who wanted to visit other parts of their country.
Paulus also now owns and operates GJP Hotels and Resorts which has multiple brands catering to every budget. His hotels are in cities such as Rio de Janiero, Maceio, Sao Paulo, Recife, and Salvador.
In a recent interview, he said that when he founded CVC is was along with Carlos Vicent Cerchiari. Carlos was the person who supplied the money to get this company going and so it was his initials that were used to name it. Carlos left after a few years and Guilherme Paulus successfully guided the growth of the company. It now has hundreds of storefronts located in shopping malls across the entirety of Brazil.
His hotel chain started out with just one location and grew from there. He has three brands which are Linx, budget hotels, Prodigy, four-star hotels, and Wish which is comprised of five-star hotels. It employs more than 2,000 people and is now the largest hotel chain in Brazil. He currently has 11 hotels and Guilherme Paulus is building four more which will be located in Juiz de Fora, Maceio, Sao Paulo, and Canoas.
Seeing as he is the foremost expert when it comes to travel in Brazil, Guilherme Paulus put together the ultimate travel guide for that nation. His years of experience has informed him on what business and leisure travelers want to experience when visiting Brazil. He often recommends that people go to Gramado, RS, which is a very nice little town located in the south of the country.
He says there is a lot to see and do in Gramado. It has beautiful architecture and is on a lake which features pine trees that were brought over from Germany’s Black Forest. It’s a great place to go during all seasons. In the summer people can sail or kayak on the lake while in the winter people can tube down hills, ski, and go ice skating.