Frontline Limited



Jason Curtis rides a Segway through Mount Vernon with Baltimore City police officers on a Friday night. Curtis is usually chipper, a master of vibrancy. He is the head of the Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association and challenged Carl Stokes for the 12th District City Council seat in the last election, when he managed to muster 8 percent of the vote.

By day, Curtis, who has been named Hotelier of the Year by the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association, runs the newly reopened Brookshire Suites hotel in the Inner Harbor. But he wants it to feel like Station North.

“Our ownership group had an idea of trying to do something very fun and different, [with an]...