The "free" Wi-Fi in luxury hotels is pretty useless
The big luxury hotel chains realized this past year that if Super 8 could offer Wi-Fi for free, they probably should too. So most of them now do. Theoretically. Knowing your average luxury-hotel patron has more money than patience, the "free" connection isn’t fast enough to do stuff like, say, stream in-room movies instead of getting them on pay-per-view. BUT if you’d like to shell out an extra $10-$25 a night, you can upgrade to their "premium” service." Well played, luxury brands. Plan to use your phone as a hotspot. Although the Wi-Fi at Super 8 is still top notch and free.
Budget (a lot) more time if you're working overseas
First, congrats on getting sent to some far-off foreign locale on the company's dime. We're glad your boss loves/hates you. Depending on where you're headed, though, there's a chance the "Wi-Fi" might not be quite as fast as it is back at the office. Or, it could be faster, who knows. But since you won't know until you arrive, play it safe and double or triple the amount of time you’d typically need for online activities. And don’t be fully shocked if you're in a developing country and the hotel desk clerk says, “The Internet hasn’t worked for the past couple days, I’m not sure what’s up.” Just expect it.