Seminole Tribe breaks ground on new Brighton complex
The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming broke ground on the Seminole Casino Hotel Brighton, a new casino, hotel and entertainment complex to be built on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, northwest of Lake Okeechobee. It is projected to open in late 2024.
The Seminole Casino Hotel Brighton will replace the existing Seminole Brighton Casino, which opened in 1980 and is three miles north of the site of the future Seminole Casino Hotel Brighton. It is one of six casino complexes operated by Seminole Gaming for the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
“Breaking ground for the new Seminole Casino Hotel Brighton represents a major economic step forward for the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the entire Lake Okeechobee region,” Marcellus Osceola Jr., chairman of the Seminole Tribe, said in a news release. “We’re excited to bring a new level of gaming, dining and entertainment to the area, and we look forward to welcoming our current and future guests.”
The new Seminole Casino Hotel Brighton will include a casino with a total of nearly 38,000 square feet, with space for a total of 623 slot machines and 18 tables for blackjack, baccarat and other housebanked card games. Included are a smokefree gaming space with 101 slot machines and a high-limit gaming area with 42 slot machines and four table games.
Dining options will include a 24-hour restaurant with 124 seats, a steak house with 60 seats and a fast-service and carry out cafe offering a combination of items from a coffee bar and pizza kitchen. An indoor event space with snack bar can be configured to offer 400 seats for banquet events or bingo games, or 900 seats set up as a performance hall.
The new casino complex will include the first hotel to be built on the Brighton Seminole Reservation. It will offer 100 guest rooms in four stories, totaling 72,000 square feet. Guest rooms will include a mix of rooms with one king bed and two queen beds, plus three suites and a fitness center.
The Seminole Casino Hotel Brighton will be the fourth Seminole Gaming facility with a hotel. The others are the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.
A pool and amenity deck adjacent to the hotel will offer a 1,500-square-foot pool with a built-in sun shelf, plus a 12,500-square-foot pool deck with space for 76 chaise lounges, 40 chairs and two cabanas.
An outdoor stage will provide a second entertainment venue at the complex that will accommodate as many as 3,000 guests for concerts, comedy shows or other performances.
In a first for any Seminole Casino, the new Seminole Casino Hotel Brighton will include an eight-lane bowling alley of 8,400 square feet, with 32 seats for dining or events.
The Seminole Casino Hotel Brighton complex will be built on a 75-acre site that also will include a 10-acre lake and parking for more than 1,000 vehicles.
More than 500 members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida live on the reservation.
The Seminole Brighton Casino is just west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 17735 Reservation
Fitness Together opens in Juno Beach
Fitness Together has opened in Juno Beach.
The gym will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.
Fitness Together says it isn’t a typical gym — its team conducts private, one-on-one training sessions for clients in one of three private training suites — one client, one trainer, one room.
Personal trainers create customized programs to reach personal goals around fitness, tone, balance, posture, core, weight loss, integrative nutrition, building muscle and injury recovery. They combine strength, cardio, mobility and agility, track results, making real-time adjustments and ongoing support.
Fitness Today is at 14129 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Info: 561-802-7611 or fitnesstogether.com/juno-beach. ¦