Breaking news for Sulake, year by year.
- May, 2000
Sulake (Labs Oy) founded.
- September 22, 2000
Hotelli Kultakala officially launched (association with Elisa).
- February, 2001
Habbo Hotel UK officially launched.
- September 03, 2001
Timo Soininen starts as managing director.
- October 25, 2001
Habbo Hotel Switzerland officially launched (association with Orange).
- October 03, 2002
Hotelli Kultakala joins habbo chain and is now habbo Hotel Finland.
- February - December 2003
Four hotels launched this year, respectivily Japan (association with ), Spain, Italy and Sweden.
- September 2003
Habbogroup.com now redirects to sulake.com.
- February - December 2004
Eight hotels launched this year, respectivily Netherlands (association with TTG), Germany, Canada, US, Australia, France (association with M6), Singapore and Denmark.
- January 19, 2005
Benchmark Capital, 3i and Elisa invest €18 million in Sulake.
- October 13, 2005
Habbo Islands for the N-gage platform announced.
- March - October 2006
Three hotels launched this year, respectivily Brazil, China and Russia.
- July 10, 2006
Movida Group, a SoftBank and Asian Groove joint venture, invest € 6.000.000 in Habbo.
- November 2006
Sulake moves into its own office building.
Minifriday, experiment on virtual words on mobile phones, launched.
- April 04, 2007
Sulake acquires Finland's leading social networking service IRC-Galleria.
- August 24, 2007
Chinese hotel closure.
- June 26, 2008
Habbo reaches 100 million registered avatars worldwide.
- February 09, 2009
Russian hotel closure.
- April 16, 2009
Japanese hotel closure.
- November 09, 2009
- Bobba Bar, virtual meeting place on mobile phones, gets released officially (iPhone version available November 5th), after being in beta since April 7.
- May 24, 2010
- Merge of Canadian and US hotel.
- June 2, 2010
- Merge of hotels in Australia and Singapore into English hotel.
- June 14, 2010
- Merge of hotel in UK into English hotel.
- September 28, 2010
- Merge of Swiss hotel into German hotel.
- September 30, 2010
- Minifriday closes.
- January, 2011
- Habbo reaches 200 million registered avatars worldwide.
- March, 2011
- IRC-Galleria sold to its developers.