In December 2008, Habbo's Russian community announced it was closing in February 2009 as a result of low numbers.
Those on the site with "furni" (virtual furniture that can be used to furnish rooms in the hotel that are bought with the use of Habbo Credits or Coins, that can be purchased with actual money) have been told they will receive credit codes for use on the USA Habbo community.
After having been contracted to design a virtual game and chat called Lumisota (Snow Wars) for a Finnish internet service provider, they were contracted for another project. Aapo, Sampo and Dee Edwards, an entrepreneur from the UK, wanted to create an international business based on the virtual hotel concept, drafting a plan in Autumn 2000, and raised finance.
By the end of January 2001, Habbo Hotel had been launched in beta mode.
The next hotel was launched in Switzerland a few months later, in four languages.
It has since been expanded to over 31 countries in five continents, including Hotelli Kultakala in Finland which was made into a Habbo Hotel and has been invested in by venture capitalists.
In January 2010, it was announced that Habbo US and Habbo Canada would undergo a merger, to be finalized in April 2010.
Accounts were migrated to the final English-speaking hotel with varying degrees of automation until March 2011 - after that date any accounts not migrated from the initial Habbo Canada, Singapore, UK and Australia hotels were deleted.
In August 2007, Habbo's Chinese community closed down temporarily, the first time a Habbo website has closed.
This is a very important market for us and we expect Habbo Hotel to be a big success there, with many teenagers joining to converse with friends, meet people with similar interests and enjoy access to the global Habbo Hotel network.
Our launch in Turkey is the next big step on our global roadmap." Habbo's main feature is the "Hotel", and consists of a client made using Adobe Flash technologies.
meet milfs who want young guys to teach a thing or two. Meet women who can "can make a man stand up and salute".
Meet women who LOVE meeting others who LOVE talking dirty.