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 challenging Chinese market and high operational costs led to the decision of closing the service.
The service began in 2000 and has expanded to include nine online communities (or "hotels"), with users in over 150 countries.
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.
As of August 2012, over 273 million avatars have been registered with an average 5 million unique visitors monthly.
The service allows users to create their own Habbo character and design hotel rooms, meet new friends, chat with other players, organize parties, look after virtual pets, create and play games and complete quests.