Wilde & Co. was born of an ambition to develop and celebrate a collection of uniquely beautiful, often remote and consistently charming properties in Sri Lanka.

Not necessarily the grandest, certainly not the largest, and with limited reference to luxury in a traditional sense, but rather those that offer a personal, lasting and authentically Sri Lankan impression of this beautiful island.

Wilde & Co. operates with owners to develop, manage and promote its handful of beautiful hotels and lodges across Sri Lanka.


Founders Tim Edwards and Max Duddy share a twin passion for heritage & conservation and those themes inform the makeup of the Wilde & Co. portfolio.

Brought up in Nepal, Tim developed a lasting passion for wildlife and conservation in running and overseeing his family’s much-renowned Tiger Tops lodges. From Nepal, via time in India and a first class zoological education in the UK, Tim brought that experience to bear developing Gal Oya Lodge, opened in 2004.

Less-exotically raised, Max escaped London for his uncle’s tea estate (Ashburnham) in 2009. Time spent at ‘Ash’ fostered a love of the so-called ‘anti-hotel’ - old houses (typically) more inclined to weekend house parties than tourist ‘high seasons’.

Focused on these complementary themes, Wilde & Co, in its small way, looks to preserve for the visitor the very best of what Sri Lanka can offer.