In May 2006, the service, along with its domain names, were changed from au, etc.) to au, etc.).In August 2007, Habbo's Chinese community closed down temporarily, the first time a Habbo website has closed.Users can also choose from pre-made room templates, or create their own.Guest rooms can be created by any member and can be locked to allow access only to specific users or password holder.The new hotel exited beta a few weeks afterwards, aimed at the teenage market, with marketing and payment partners in place, run from a HQ in London.
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.
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.
The website is owned and operated by Sulake, a Finnish corporation.
The service began in 2000 and has expanded to include nine online communities (or "hotels"), with users in over 150 countries.