Habbo.fi (formerly HabboHotel.fi) is the Finnish version of Habbo hotel. In August 2000 the hotel was established by Sulake founders and was the very first to open. Due to its history as the oldest community, Habbo.fi is frequently used as a pilot hotel for development projects and client updates. However, the hotel is relatively small in population compared to others, such as Habbo.es and Habbo.com (International). A large majority of Sulake's management staff work in the Finnish offices. Dee Edwards and Aapo Kyrölä teamed together to create the international game in many other countries including Habbo Hotel UK.
Many furniture ranges and features have been released on the Finnish hotel first. Most recently were Monster Plants which were initially released in Finland. The Finnish hotel is also the only hotel to have the old Beta Beds available, a relic from Hotelli Kultakala.
Originally, the Finnish hotel opened as Hotel Kultakala (Finnish, meaning Hotel Goldfish) in August 2000. The hotel was a created after the development of Lumisota, the original Snowball fight game of Snow Storm. Lumisota was developed and created by Aapo Kyrölä and Sampo Karjalainen for company Taivas, who went on to create company Sulake.
The majority of the Sulake main office staff are involved specifically with the Finnish hotel. Below is a list of recorded staff:
- Hessuli - Account Manager & Community Coordinator
- Chalis - Customer Service
- MOD-Alexandra - Moderator
- MOD-Ariellle - Moderator
- MOD-Cynderella - Moderator
- MOD-Macallan - Moderator
- MOD-Protector - Moderator
- MOD-Qdanniina - Moderator
- MOD-Selkku - Moderator
- MOD-SotaPekoni - Moderator
- MOD-Ziradus - Moderator
- For a time around 2006-08, you were not able to sign up if you had an IP address from outside Finland but this restriction was eventually removed.
- The hotel opened and closed during specified times of the day.
- Despite it being the first community ever, the population has dwindled throughout the years and it has very few active users, unlike Habbo.com, .es or .com.br.