Sheffield’s Copthorne Hotel has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new general manager.

Matt Sabzevari has taken on the role at the four-star city centre hotel on Bramall Lane, which is part of the Millennium and Copthorne group, and will now oversee all its operations.

He said: “Food, beverage and hospitality has always been a part of my life, because my father owned a number of restaurants in and around Sheffield whilst I was growing up.

“It felt like a natural career progression for me to move in to the hotel sector. I’m excited to have begun the challenge of managing the hotel, which is part of a global brand and has an ideal location.

“It will be fantastic to build on the success the team has already achieved and maximise the opportunities to grow the business further.”