August 21, 2018 · Business, Businessman, Hotel Industry

Guilherme Paulus has recently been put on the cover of the Brazilian magazine IstoE Dinheiro as one of the entrepreneurs of the year. The title goes to all of the successful Brazilian entrepreneurs who were able to defeat pessimism with politics and the economy and invested their talents to put the country back into the path of development. Guilherme Paulus has co-founded the CVC travel agency, founded the GJP Hotels and Resorts, and acquired and transformed the Webjet airlines. Visit to learn more.

The Brazilian entrepreneur co-founded the CVC travel agency after meeting the politician Carlos Vicente Cerchiari during a trip. Carlos offered Guilherme a business partnership and the two soon founded the CVC travel agency in 1972. Carlos left the business venture only four years after the founding of the CVC. Guilherme Paulus continued to lead the CVC to success. It soon became the largest tourist operator in Latin America. Guilherme sold part of the CVC to the global investment firm the Carlyle Group in 2009. Guilherme sold the company for an estimated $750 million and is still 8% owner.

Guilherme Paulus founded the GJP network in 2005. The GJP is a hotel and resorts chain that has 19 buildings all over the country of Brazil. The hotel chain has four categories for different types of customers. It has Wish, the top of the line. Prodigy, the four star buildings. Linx, the three star hotels. And Saint Andrews, the premium line that is located in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul. The GJP netword has won the award for the best golf hotel in Brazil by the World Golf Awards in 2017. Guilherme has invested approximately $600 million in hotels, and he currently employs about 1.9 thousand people.

Guilherme moved on to the aviation industry soon after founding the GJP network. He acquired the Webjet airlines in 2006 and has managed to turn it into the third largest airline in Brazil. At the time of its acquisition, Webjet had only one aircraft in its fleet. Guilherme led the airline for a few years and managed to grow the number of aircraft in Webjet’s fleet to 20. He sold it to Gol in 2011.

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