Kolkata Mahinder Rawat KDV EHHQ DSSRLQWHG DV WKH ÀUVW *HQHUDO 0DQDJHU of Howard Johnson, Kolkata. The newly-opened 90-room business hotel is also the second Howard Johnson in India. Rawat has an enriched experience in hospitality in India and abroad. Rawat started his career with Oberoi Hotels (Trident, Agra) and worked his way up. He worked with The Lalit Hotel, Bengaluru, in 2003 before moving to Malaysia for two years. Up on his return, he joined The Lalit Group in Udaipur and then in Srinagar. In 2014, he joined Howard Johnson in Bengaluru as F&B Manager.