The hotel industry is growing rapidly right now, and many people are interesting in it. There are many hotels and resorts being built not only in the United States, but in countries where the weather is tropical and the people are friendly. Guilherme Paulus is a very successful hotelier owning over 20 hotels and resorts.
Born in Brazil, started his career at a young age. Guilherme did not start his career in the hotel business, but at IBM as an intern. He is now the owner of GJP Hotels and Resorts CVC Brazil. Mr. Paulus got his start in the hotel business with a state deputy named Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. He wanted to create a tourist agency. Guilherme Paulus was willing to help in the business but did not have the capital to invest. He suggested that Carlos is the investor and Guilherme will do the work, thus CVC Brazil was born. The partnership lasted four years, and then Mr. Paulus carried on the business alone. More of Guilherme Paulus at Forbes.
Guilherme Paulus is a very optimistic person and starts each day with lots of gratitude. To stay on top of things, the successful hotelier writes down his weekly schedule. This keeps his life productive and organized. Another way the hotelier stays productive is to stay in touch with every part of his businesses. This means interacting with employees, traveling to the hotel and resort locations, and talk to customers to see if they are enjoying themselves.
When it comes to advice, Guilherme has plenty of it. The first piece of advice he would give his younger self. Listen to elders and ask for advice is what Paulus would tell his younger self. When it comes to helping others, the hotelier recommends to do what you love. Pay attention to your audience and customers. If you are not in tune with what they want then you will not be as successful. Guilherme Paulus likes to read in his spare time. One book her recommends is by Og Mandino called “The Greatest Salesman in the World.” The hotelier calls it a very inspiring book that really helped him with his entrepreneurship skills. It is a good read for people who like sales. Guilherme loves to use Google as his tool for research. Technology is only growing in time and Google is a worldwide library of information that anyone can use to enlighten themselves on any topic they choose.