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.
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.
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.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 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.
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.