Responding to the need for a venue conducive to business and social functions, P. A. Alvarez Properties and Development Corporation constructed in 1997 a private resort on an approximately 4,000 square-meter property in St. Joseph Village 1, San Pedro, Laguna, featuring well-planned amenities that include an outdoor swimming pool, two spacious pavilion halls, a 2-storey building with four executive suite rooms, and a well-designed function room, all in the midst of lush green surroundings. Formerly an exclusive venue for family affairs and for corporate activities of P. A. Alvarez Properties, the resort now offers services to the general public, ranging from basic party packages to premium debut and wedding packages, as well as seminars and corporate events, among others. Originally registered with the Department of Trade and Industry as Villa de San Jose, the resort became more popularly known as Villa Leonila, named after Leonila Tercero Alvarez, one of its beloved founders.
Due to its remarkable growth and its capacity to operate independently from P.A. Alvarez Properties and Development Corporation, Villa Leonila was converted into a stock corporation on March 2006, thereby assuming the corporate name, Villa San Jose Leisure Resorts, Inc. The same resort at St. Joseph Village 1 however retained the name Villa Leonila as a continuing tribute to one of its founders that is now a premier events venue at the heart of San Pedro, Laguna, offering clients with great food and superb service.