Public rooms are designed by Sulake and are not customizable by users.
Some rooms used to contain games called Battle Ball, Snow Storm, Wobble Squabble and diving, but these games were removed due to coding issues when they upgraded from Shockwave to Flash.
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.
From this screen, members can navigate to rooms via the Navigator and browse the rooms of the hotel, look for items to buy in the catalogue, read user-made stories on the Habbo Stories widget, private message friends on their Habbo friends list or enter their preset Home room.
The popular games Battle Ball and Snow Storm were replaced with Freeze and Battle Banzai to coincide with the new Flash client.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.A two-month investigation found users posting pornographic and violent messages – despite the fact that Habbo is intended for young teenagers.A reporter posing as an 11-year-old girl claimed that explicit sex chats were common within minutes of logging on to the service, The then CEO of Sulake, Paul La Fontaine comments, "We're thrilled to announce we have launched in Turkey.They often depict scenes such as restaurants, cinemas, and dance clubs.