The Small Maldives Island Co.

Amilla Fushi & Finolhu Resorts are managed by The Small Maldives Island Co. 

Founded in 2012 by Chairman Michael Flynn, The Small Maldives Island Co. is “the soul” of the two exemplary new island resorts it manages. His vision was turned into reality with the launch of Amilla Fushi (opened in 2015) and Finolhu (opening summer 2016). With over 30 years experience in Maldivian tourism and looking beyond tired norms and attention-seeking fads, TSMIC puts what guests really want at the heart of everything -  a fresh approach to the Maldives hospitality. Coastline Investments, with 40-years experience in Maldivian tourism, chose to partner with The Small Maldives Island Co. as their island custodians. With a strong philosophy focused on making small details great, they offer the easy, comfortable and natural style that’s quintessentially Maldivian. 

“We wanted people to experience the real Maldivian soul, that international brands sometimes struggle to deliver” says Flynn, which is why the team handpicks its locations to create authentic and bespoke experiences for every guest.
Attracting top global talent, like renowned Chef Luke Mangan as Island Restaurateur, The Small Maldivian Island Co. is capturing the beautiful and authentic expression of Maldivian culture and leading a new class of island luxury.

www.amilla.mv / www.finolhu.mv / www.tsmic.mv

Management Team

Michael C. Flynn

Michael is a seasoned hotel and travel industry professional and has held senior corporate positions with several iconic global hospitality companies, having worked for over 20 years in the Asia Pacific region, responsible for strong brands like Accor and Hilton notably as Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales - Accor Asia Pacific and Vice President Sales and Marketing - Hilton International. He also held the position of Senior Vice President and Managing Director for RCI Asia Pacific. Michael has been involved in strategic advisory work in the Maldives and is currently co-founder and Chairman of The Small Maldives Island Co established in 2012. 

Mark Hehir
Curator and CEO, General Manager ( Amilla Fushi & Finolhu)

Born and raised in Australia Mark Hehir comes with over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in his home country as well as in Europe, Asia and the Indian Ocean. Hehir joins The Small Maldives Island Co. after four successful years at the One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives where he held the position of General Manager implementing various effective and innovative philosophies. Mark was also part of the opening team at Huvafen Fushi by Per Aquum as well as Maldives Hilton Rangali (now Conrad Maldives) after working for various Anantara properties in Asia.