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.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.
Guest Rooms are special rooms which users can customize with furniture, wallpaper and floor patterns, which can be purchased with credits.
In June 2011, most Official rooms were removed from the hotel.
The popular games Battle Ball and Snow Storm were replaced with Freeze and Battle Banzai to coincide with the new Flash client.
The Hotel can be accessed by logged-in users via the Habbo Homepage.
When a user accesses the Hotel they are brought to a screen colloquially known as Hotel View/Landing View.
A two-month investigation found users posting pornographic and violent messages – despite the fact that Habbo is intended for young teenagers.