good neighbor debuts new hospitality concept guesthouse

good neighbor, a neighborhood home for global brands and locally-designed goods, is announcing a new hospitality concept,good neighbor guesthouse opening in Baltimore in late summer 2023.  A hospitality alternative that features the touchstones of what our neighbors have come to expect: seven unique, design-immersive, thoughtfully curated spaces that are a fully shoppable experience. guesthouse is the full realization of staying at a loved one’s home.

Shawn Chopra designed each room with heritage in mind and a love for modern design. Materials from Baltimore, Egypt, North Africa, and India, where Shawn and his wife are from, informed his design decisions. Shawn pushed to reimagine larger landmarks, such as the Pyramids of Giza or the step-wells in India, into interior details, such as the lobby bar and the powder room sink, while bringing them to life with a sustainable team of makers from Baltimore and materials sourced locally.

Shawn’s design background is rooted in childhood memories. As a son of immigrant parents from India, who worked hard to build a life stateside, Shawn’s parents’ would buy an old home in lesser condition and renovate while living in it over some time before moving onto another fixer-upper – this led Shawn to become immersed with interiors, renovations, and design growing up gutting, painting, framing and furnishing numerous homes over the years. Vacations were never a common practice for his family, except for visiting India every few years, specifically the town of Chandigarh, India, where Shawn’s parents met. Chandigarh is one of the design capitals of the world. It is a historic UNESCO site now, as it was the first modern brutalist city designed by French architect Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeannerret at the request of India’s first PM after British rule, Jawaharlal Nehru. The city was inherently built to settle India’s religiously diverse population and refugees and be a home and safe space for everyone no matter what background –  to do such, clever and open design was needed. Likewise, this idea informed Shawn’s initial design brief and direction of a good neighbor in 2019.

good neighbor was founded by Shawn Chopra and his wife, Anne Morgan with the goal of creating a seamless, multi-touchpoint retail concept, built around being a good neighbor and welcoming people into your home.

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It combines their love of design with their immigrant culture of abundant hospitality — going above and beyond for their guests in all areas including food & drink – anticipating and curating needs of each guest fostering an open community filled with thoughtful products, and sparking creativity and conversation around art, design, fashion, music and film.

Amenities will include and take design inspiration from brands sold inside the shop:

  • Maryland oak bed frames and custom millwork by good neighbor’s in-house design team

  • Baltimore Douglas fir reclaimed floors by Brick & Board

  • Lighting by MENU

  • Custom concrete countertops designed by local maker, LukeWorks

  • Original artwork and ceramics by artists from Baltimore and India

  • Scandinavian birch wood bath accessories by Iris Hantverk

  • Apothecary and aromas by Le Labo

  • Oeko-tex certified cotton towels and linens designed by good neighbor

  • Sound systems by Bang & Olufsen

  • Samsung Frame Television

  • Stationary designed in collaboration with Odette Press

  • Artisanal Bejmat Zellige tiles, crafted in Spain

  • Mini-refrigerator

  • Curated wine, beer, and snacks

The boutique hotel has seven rooms available from $139 – $295 a night.


    • With an expansive view of our outdoor patio, MUSTT MUSTT is an experience designed for a perpetual euphoria that can only come from restful nights and deep inspiration during waking hours. MUSTT MUSTT features hand-worked fixtures and furniture throughout, original architectural details dating back to 1912, and a highly curated selection of objects to enjoy during your stay.


    • Perfect for those adventuring together or a room to lodge your kids (we call them little neighbors), YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE  is our only bunk room and features four twin beds. There’s still ample space to plan your next experience or escape into the world built by your imagination inside the room and with your private outdoor space.


    • Beautiful, considered details SO FAR TO GO invoke the energy of each maker that contributed to this room’s realization. The feeling that you’ve walked into a cinematic scene is not by accident, and should you want to make your stay a night in, we’ll curate a Criterion film selection just for you to complement the experience.


    • A true oasis awaits you in ESSENCE. This room not only features plants curated and styled by Hilton Carter and the green neighbor team but also gives you a chance to lose your thoughts to pure relaxation either on your private deck or in your soaking tub—fully cladded with aged tiles from Spain.


    • This suite is blanketed in west-facing light and is the height of the guesthouse experience. Original architectural details punctuate SUNSET’s interior, overflowing with a considered curation of objects paired with handmade furniture and fixtures.


    • A creative, boutique experience is yours within DEAR SUMMER, a room that will be a challenge to venture away from. The details are abundant, from decor designed in collaboration with neighbors at Currency Studio to the handmade bed and Tadelakt concrete bathrooms.


    • The only thing missing in this suite is you. Enjoy running your hand across shoji doors made with papyrus from Egypt, original early 20th-century Baltimore architectural details, and features like a living room, wet bar, and custom bed all make PYRAMIDS a one-of-a-kind experience. We’ve included everything you need to feel transported wherever your imagination leads you.

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