Guilherme Paulus is one of Brazil’s most influential entrepreneurs. He is the owner and operator of GJP Hotels and Resorts. When he first began GJP there was not much of a market for hotels and resorts within the country of Brazil. He opened the doors to GJP in 1995. He started with only one hotel.
Since then, his hotel and resort business has grown exponentially. He has more than 95 thousand people walk through the doors of his hotels. His hotel and resort staff is up to 20 thousand people. One thing as an entrepreneur that he does over an over every day is he is grateful. He starts each day with gratitude.
Another thing he does every day is to write down his weekly schedule and organize his week. This is one thing he would recommend everyone do. This helps Guilherme Paulus stay productive. As you might have guessed Paulus did not start out as a hotel and resort entrepreneur. His first business was that of a travel agency.
Paulus’ travel agency is named CVC. The name and idea for the travel agency did not come from him. Paulus was the one who put in all the work to get the business started. The investment for the business did not come from Guilherme Paulus, rather it came from his then partner. He met this business partner on a ferry ride. The man started a chat with young Guilherme Paulus, who at the time was an intern for IBM, about the desire to start a travel agency in Sao Paulo.
Paulus listened with intent. He decided the man’s offer was worth noting. When he decided to put the legwork into the business, it was one of the best decisions he had made in his life at the time. Paulus says that one mistake he has made as an entrepreneur is that he wanted to expand the travel agency to France. However, none of the French people knew it was a travel agency, the sign simply said CVC. The packages were expensive. Another mistake he made was hiring Brazilians to handle the operation and not the French.
Shiraz Boghani has a responsibility to the Splendid Hospitality Group as the Chairman. He provides the strategies for business growth and guides the business through his visions. This has made this chain of hotels one of the United Kingdoms quickest growing private businesses. Shiraz Boghani is all about determination and hard work.
Twenty trading hotels are operated by the Splendid Hospitality Group in numerous different locations. This includes The Holiday Inn in Wembley, The Hilton London Bankside and the Grand Hotel and Spa in York. The Hilton alone is worth approximately 121 million pounds. Shiraz Boghani has spent over thirty years in the hotel industry and has perfected his expertise. He currently owns nineteen hotels within the United Kingdom. Everything began in 1969 when Mr. Boghani left Kenya and arrived in the United Kingdom. His training earned him his certificate as a Chartered Accountant. He eventually accepted an offer from Thomson McLintock & Co, now known as KMPG.
Mr. Boghani has skills as an entrepreneur and a passion for the hospitality sector. This led to the hotel sector praising him highly as well as the Hotelier of the Year award in 2016. He was one of the first to develop hotels in London specifically branded for limited services. This occured in the 1990’s and led to him developing in excess of 25 similar projects. He serves Sojourn Hotels as the Chairman. This company specializes in the acquisition, development and operation of a very wide selection of United Kingdom Hotels. He is the company’s founding partner.
Shiraz Boghani has also built a reputation as a renowned and successful philanthropist. He has made an incredibly strong commitment to his community. He has participated in numerous voluntary services and charitable organizations. The Ismaili community has honored him with positions of senior rank. He acts as the Chairperson for the board of the National Conciliation and Arbitration and serves the Aga Khan University as the Convener of Resource Development.
Shiraz Boghani was born to be a successful entrepreneur. In 1985 he saw the business opportunities available in the world of healthcare. This is the reason he founded Sussex Health Care. The company now provides over 500 beds in eighteen highly innovative care homes. Sussex Health Care has been providing services for thirty years and is an award winning facility. This is due to their personalized professional services. Since the company was founded they have provided services for more than 30,000 people.