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Grammy® Award-Winning Artist Fergie Celebrates New Year's Eve 2012 at the New 1 OAK Las Vegas at The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grammy® Award-Winning Artist Fergie Celebrates New Year's Eve 2012 at the New 1 OAK Las Vegas at The Mirage Hotel & Casino08:00 EST Tuesday, November 15, 2011New York's Hottest Property Expands to Las Vegas and Kicks Off New Year with a Star-Studded Blowout BashLAS VEGAS, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Fergie will ring in 2012 kicking off the premiere of 1 OAK Las Vegas at The Mirage Hotel & Casino.  The occasion marks opening night of The Butter Group and The Light Group's partnership in Las Vegas as they bring the iconic 1 OAK brand to Sin City.  Fergie will be among the first V.I.P. guests to experience 1 OAK Las Vegas which will feature all of the distinguishing elements on which 1 OAK New York prides itself including an intimate atmosphere, avant-garde interior design elements and a highly coveted guest list. Partygoers will celebrate the New Year surrounded by exclusive artwork by famed artist Roy Nachum and will experience 1 OAK Las Vegas' state-of-the-art lighting and crystal clear sound systems.  Guests will dance to the beats of New York native DJ Jesse Marco and ring in the New Year with a champagne toast with The Duchess herself leading the crowd in the countdown to 2012.  The highly anticipated New Year's Eve event will mark a pre-cursor to 1 OAK's grand opening weekend, slated for January 27, 2012.  Helmed by restaurateurs and nightlife business originators Richie Akiva and Scott Sartiano, The Butter Group, along with the added expertise of the United States' leading hospitality group The Light Group, will transform the Las Vegas nightlife arena with its unique New York City vibe and trend-setting sensibility. The introduction of one of the most esteemed nightlife properties to the Las Vegas Strip marks The Butter Group's third venture outside of Manhattan. As New York's preeminent lifestyle and hospitality company and owners of elite restaurants The Darby and Butter; lounges and nightclubs The Darby Downstairs, 1 OAK NYC, Butter NC and 1 OAK Brazil ? The Butter Group, in partnership with The Light Group, promises to deliver a truly one-of-a-kind nightlife experience at 1 OAK Las Vegas..  1 OAK Las Vegas at The Mirage is located at 3400 Las Vegas Blvd South and will open Thursday -Saturday at 10:30 p.m. For more information or reservations, call 702.693.8300 or visit, About The Butter GroupFounded in 2002, The Butter Group holds a multi-million dollar portfolio of premier dining destinations, with menus designed by executive chef Alex Guarnaschelli, including BUTTER Restaurant, which opened in 2002, and The Darby, which recently opened in the legendary space that once housed Nell's. In addition to award-winning, sought-after restaurants, The Butter Group owns and manages the A-list New York hot spot 1 OAK and the South's trendiest nightclub, BUTTER NC in Charlotte, North Carolina.About The Light GroupThe Light Group is one of the United States' leading hospitality development and management companies, renowned for shaping the nightlife landscape on the Las Vegas Strip.  Founded by Andrew Sasson and Andy Masi, the company manages and operates 15 food and beverage venues within the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino and ARIA Resort & Casino. The Light Group's portfolio expanded in December 2009 to include five new venues at ARIA at CityCenter: HAZE Nightclub, The Deuce Lounge, GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge, LIQUID Pool Lounge and UNION Restaurant & Lounge. Follow us on Twitter at: Find us on Facebook at: The Mirage Hotel & CasinoIdeally located in the center of the famed Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage is the place to stay and play.  The resort features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations, dynamic nightlife including The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge and 1 OAK, opening at the end of the year, tantalizing restaurants created by the world's most acclaimed designers and renowned chefs, a salon from celebrity stylist Kim Vo, the enticing BARE Pool Lounge and 170,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.  Unique entertainment options include The Beatles? LOVE? by Cirque du Soleil® celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles, Terry Fator: Ventriloquism in Concert and the lush animal sanctuary of Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.  From the iconic Volcano and 20,000-gallon lobby aquarium to the lush tropical atrium and pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other.  The Mirage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International? (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at (800) 374-9000.SOURCE The Light GroupFor further information: The Light Group, Anna Feiner,, Beth Bartolini,, +1-702-693-8300, PMK-BNC, Angie Kzirian,, Katie Harris-Maines,, +1-310-854-4800