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.Public Rooms are rooms which are available to all members.Habbo stemmed from a 1999 hobby project by creative designer Sampo Karjalainen and technologist Aapo Kyrölä entitled Mobiles Disco, for a Finnish band.It was a virtual chat room running on Aapo's Fuse technology. It launched in August 2000 on the ISP's web portal.They often depict scenes such as restaurants, cinemas, and dance clubs.
In August 2007, Habbo's Chinese community closed down temporarily, the first time a Habbo website has closed.
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.
The challenging Chinese market and high operational costs led to the decision of closing the service.
Customers in China were redirected to other Habbo communities.