Guilherme Paulus: Operating Businesses In The Tourism Sector

Guilherme Paulus is one of the newest billionaires of the world, as confirmed by the Forbes magazine. He will be joining other billionaires on this year’s issue presenting the top billionaires of the world. The report came in unexpectedly, as Guilherme Paulus never imagined that his net worth would someday break the $1 billion mark.

The Brazilian businessman has focused on the development of a tour operator services firm and a chain of resorts and hotels all throughout the country. Forbes has pointed out that the ventures he established made him a billionaire in this day and age where a plane ticket is cheap, and people have the will to travel to new destinations. Another factor that added to the growth of his net worth is the recent sporting events which were hosted by Brazil. Back in 2014, the country hosted the FIFA World Cup, and it drew millions of visitors to the state. In 2016, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics took place, and it again attracted millions to visit the South American state. The spike in tourist arrivals became a perfect combination to transform Guilherme Paulus into a successful entrepreneur.

The Brazilian entrepreneur knew in himself that he would become a businessman someday. Before he turned 20 years old, he joined IBM and worked as an intern to learn about the company and how it is managed. When he was already 24 years old, he had the dedication to build a company and looking for potential business partners. A local politician developed an interest with the business he was proposing, and their partnership began. The CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. was founded in 1972, and it became the largest provider of tour operating services in South America. Guilherme Paulus also founded the GJP Hotels and Resorts in 2005, which gave him an additional source of income. He built his properties near airports and tourists populated areas, and his strategy was effective, and his chain of resorts and hotels became a hit. In 2009, his company gained the attention of the Carlyle Group, and he managed to sell $420 million worth of shares to the multinational company after they settled into internal agreements.

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Meet Shiraz Boghani, The Award Winning Hotelier

Shiraz Boghani is a global entrepreneur and renown hotelier. He is the chairman and co-founder of Sojourn Hotels LLP. He is also the chairman and the co-founder of Splendid Hospitality Group alongside Nadeem Boghani. He is also the founding partner of Sussex Healthcare.

Shiraz Boghani has gained much popularity in the hospitality industries not only in the United Kingdom but also in the entire world. He has been in this industry over 30 years ago and has made numerous investments in the hotel industry, at the same time managing most of them. In fact, he was the among the hoteliers who pioneered in the development of London’s limited service branded hotels back in the early 1990’s. He has undertaken more than 25 such projects so far.

Shiraz’s Splendid Hospitality Group has 20 great hotels including some of the largest and most prestigious hotels in London such as The Grand Hotel and Spa, Hilton London Bankside (with 292 bedrooms), Holiday Inn, Wembley (with 336 bedrooms), and York. Being a visionary and an entrepreneur, Shiraz has a well directed and laid growth strategy for the business even as the Group onsets on diverse hospitality projects.

In 2016, Shiraz who has been very committed and passionate about his career was named the Hotelier of the Year by the Asian Business Award 2016. This is one of the many awards he has received over time, reflecting his great professionalism and great work he is doing in the hospitality industry. In the award ceremony, the excited Shiraz says that his success and the success of the Splendid Hospitality Group is as a result of the great executive and management team and the Splendid family as a whole. In his speech during the event, the Splendid’s CEO, Stuart Bailey said that the fast and exceptional growth of the company was because of the great role Shiraz was playing.

Additionally, Shiraz Boghani is a known philanthropist. He often makes contributions to charity within and outside United Kingdoms. One of Shiraz’s beneficiaries is the Aga Khan Foundation.

Shiraz originates from Kenya, in Africa. In 1969, he moved to the United Kingdom where he studied accounting at Chartered Accountant. He started his career as an accountant at Thompson McLintock &Co, which is today known as KPMG. Shiraz has also been working as the Chairman of Sussex Healthcare since 1985. The organization is known for providing residential care and nursing services to the elderly as well as people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer.

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