Guilherme Paulus is a prominent Brazilian businessman in the tourism industry with national and international recognition for the excellent service provision in the industry.

Paulus is the Founder of CVC, an operating agency in Brazil; he is also the Chairman of JP Group Hotels & Resort as well as GJP Construora e Incorporadora. Paulus is also the Board Chairman of the Sao Paulo Convention and Visitors Bureau board of Directors. He is also the president of ABAV.

Born in 1949, Guilherme Paulus had a great interest in succeeding in business. Paulus earned a degree in business administration and launched his career as an intern in IBM at the age of 20. In 1972, Guilherme Paulus met Carlos Cerchiari who shared with him his idea of bringing tourism to Brazil. With great interest and no money to invest, Mr. Paulus took the offer made by Carlos to start CVC company and let him run the company. The first store was opened in Sao Paulo, and the two worked together for four years after which Carlos left the company to Guilherme Paulus.

Guilherme Paulus has made a lot of investment in the hospitality industry, and he intends to invest in a luxury hotel in Brazil between 2021 and 2022 that will be located in Sao Paulo. The hotel is to contemplate Rio de Janeiro and is to be a sixty-five-apartment property with enough space in the rooftop for hosting events and restaurant. The hotel is to be developed by GJP Hotels & Resort that had its first luxury hotel constructed in 2005. The hotel is currently one of the major national hotel chains that provide leisure and events. Since then 14 hotels have been developed and are in operation across Brazil.

The CVC company was sold to Carlyle Group in 2009 when Guilherme wanted the company to be in the hands of people with enough funds to take it to a higher level. Guilherme Paulus chairs the Board of Directors in the company. In 2013, the company opened its capital in the stock market and expanded in two digits every year.

Hotelier and entrepreneur Shiraz Boghani was the big winner at the Asian Business Awards 2016 which were held in London. His thirty years of success in the hospitality industry was recognized publically when he was named as the Hotelier of the Year. During the awards ceremony it was said that the judges of this award were impressed by his leadership and business abilities and how he was relentless in offering guests excellent experiences at the hotels he owns and manages across the United Kingdom.

The judges of this award included Amit Roy, a top journalist, AMG’s Group Managing Editor Kalpesh Solanki, Jitesh Gadhia who is an investment banker, MP Rishi Sunak of Richmond, and AMG’s executive editor Shailesh Solanki. They said that Shiraz Boghani excelled through his unique style of leadership.

He started out with one hotel and now owns and operates 19 of them in the United Kingdom. He started out as one of the first in the nation offering limited service branded hotels. He now also owns luxury hotels with his latest one being the Hilton London Bankside which cost £121 million to build. He serves as the chairman of the board of The Splendid Hotel Group and is also its director.
Shiraz Boghani also founded a company in the field of healthcare called Sussex Healthcare. This firm operates 20 homes in Sussex County which are primarily occupied by older people who are no longer able to live independently. They have specialists who can provide care for such things as dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, for example. His company also provides services to anyone who has physical and/or mental conditions which result in their needing services. He is the joint chairman of Sussex Healthcare.

He is also a philanthropist. Shiraz Boghani has been a supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation for many years. He supports their activities in the United Kingdom as well as internationally through their Aga Khan Development worldwide network. The goal of this organization he supports both financially and in a leadership role is to help people who live in the poorest and most marginalized places around the world.


Shiraz Boghani is an entrepreneur, hotelier, pioneer and a humanitarian situated in the United Kingdom. Shiraz was born in Kenya, Africa before moving to the UK in the year 1969 where he settled down.

He is a qualified charted accountant who studied at the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Wales and England. Before his profession, he filled in as an accountant at Thomas Mclintock and Co. while in the United Kingdom. Mr. Boghani has been dynamic in the accommodation industry for thirty years and at SHC (Sussex Healthcare) for as far back as twenty years. Shiraz was among the principal hoteliers to begin creating limited service branded hotels in London. Since then he has been engaged in with more than twenty-five such undertakings.


A founding partner and chairperson of Sojourn, Mr. Boghani has been very commended for his part in the realm of hotels and received an award of “Hotelier of the Year” in the year 2016 at the Asian Business Awards. Mr. Shiraz Boghani is currently the chairperson of Splendid Hospitality Groups that operates more than twenty hotels including, The York, Holiday Inn London, The Grand Hotel and Spar and Conrad London St James. Recently, Shiraz Boghani together with his group of hotels launched the largest hotel in Hilton London Bankside estimated to have cost 121 million Euros .Mr. Boghani coordinates the development techniques of the business and has a precise vision for the group’s venture into various enterprises. Shiraz Boghani is also a co-founder of Sussex Healthcare, healthcare that opened in 1985 that provides care to those in need of specialized care especially the elderly. The healthcare (SHC) received an award-winning adult care network which has increased to twenty-four care homes and hiring one thousand one hundred staff.

Shiraz Boghani is also known for being an active and vibrant humanitarian. He plays a significant role in a lot of charitable organizations. He has a strong dedication regarding his community and has previously held various senior slots such as being the chairperson of The National Conciliation and Arbitration Board, Member of The National Council and Resource Development Convenor for the University of Aga Khan. On an individual level, Shiraz has given a more prominent bit of his life to philanthropy. He has also assisted the Ismaili community and carried on changing lives through an opportunity offered to him as a result of the Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga khan Development Foundation.

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