Guilherme Paulus of Sao Paulo, Brazil, became an entrepreneur when he was just 24 years old. Along with a business partner he established CVC Brasil Operadora which started out with a small location next to a cinema. At the time he ran the business while his partner supplied the money. Four years after starting this company he was running it himself as his business partner moved on to other investments.
Today, CVC Brasil Operadora is the leading tourism company in Latin America. Guilherme Paulus has locations in big and small cities across that part of the world and provides a worry-free vacation to foreigners wanting to visit there. He also targets domestic travelers at this company. His business is widely known for offering many different tour packages and things to do that no other tour company can match.
In the 2000s Guilherme Paulus sold part of his tour company and used the proceeds to establish what is now a chain of hotels and resorts. This company, GJP Hotels & Resorts, started out with one hotel and he expands it by adding one hotel at a time. Guilherme Paulus says that he spends two to three days traveling to his hotels each week, taking the pulse of guests and employees on what they like and don’t like. He is constantly seeking to improve his guest’s experience in these hotels and make ongoing improvements in the hotel’s operations.
One part of Brazil that Guilherme Paulus recommends to tourists is the Gramado region. This is a small tourist town located along the Romantic Route. He says this town has beautiful architecture, outstanding green open spaces, and a truly wonderful lake that is surrounded by pine trees that were imported from Germany. Since Gramado is located 2,600 feet above sea level the temperatures are also moderate which makes for a nice break from the heat in the rest of Brazil. The businessman likes this area so much he put four hotels in the area which are Prodigy Gramado, Wish Serrano, Prodigy Serrano, and Hotel St. Andrews.