SEALY, TEXAS — The grand opening has been held for the new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, located at 2370 Highway 36 South in Sealy. The hotel, which contains 70 rooms, is a new prototype hotel for the Holiday Inn brand. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and wireless Internet access. The hotel is owned by Al, Jay and Pat Patel. Holiday Inn is franchised by Atlanta-based InterContinental Hotels Group.